Manufacturing Engineer II - Propulsion Test

Rocket Lab

Opportunity to join the Propulsion Team in a newly created role working across sites in Auckland and the Waikato. Get up see Rocket Engines up close.

  • Based at facilities in Auckland & Waikato
  • Manufacturing/Production/Process/Testing
  • Competitive Salary Offered
About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit.
  
Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab.
  
We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference.  Every day, we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.

Your Mission
As Manufacturing Engineer - Propulsion your role is to facilitate and optimize production and testing of launch vehicle propulsion hardware by providing engineering support and managing process improvement projects to minimize vehicle lead time and cost.
  
Regular activities include identification, prioritisation, implementation and qualification of process improvement opportunities and addressing production blockers as they arise to minimize risk to schedule and vehicle reliability. This position will work closely and develop strong relationships with engineers, technicians, and subject matter experts across a range of departments to achieve this the role you will spend time at both our Auckland and Waikato facilities.
  
What you need to bring to the position?
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Manufacturing / Production / Process Engineer ideally for electromechanical systems
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems within a Manufacturing environment
  • Strong communicator, with proven ability to deliver KPI’s 
  • Can-do approach and flexibility to thrive around growing teams and processes
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

As well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.
  
Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.
  
We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.
  
Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.
  
Important Information
For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html.