Jobs Listing Branding
Location Manukau City, Auckland
Listed Wed 21 Feb, 1:02 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 255172911
  • Newly created position
  • Key role to ensure the seamless production of the Electron Launch Vehicle
  • Auckland Airport location

As Production Design Engineer at Rocket Lab you will be responsible for production machine design, creating test rigs, designing tooling jigs and fixtures. This includes being involved in the assembly and commissioning phases.

This is a key role in our organisation as the seamless production of Electron Launch Vehicle components is essential to the success of every launch, you will work closely with engineers from both our propulsion and vehicle teams providing ongoing feedback and ideas to ensure continual improvements are made.

Minimum requirements

  • A mechanical engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • 2+ years Industry experience
  • Competent in the use of the Solidworks CAD package
  • Excellent mechanical design ability
  • A strong understanding of mechatronics, hydraulics and pneumatics
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with manufacturing and engineering professionals
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing techniques
  • A willingness to get stuck in and get your hands dirty if needed

About Rocket Lab

Founded in June 2006 as a center for advanced space systems, Rocket Lab's goal is to remove the commercial barriers to space. In support of this, Rocket Lab is developing the Electron orbital launch vehicle. Electron is a small launch vehicle capable of lifting a 150 kg payload to a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit.

Rocket Lab is rapidly scaling in size to meet the high demand from customers. Rocket Lab believes in giving highly-skilled engineers ownership of complex aerospace programs from start to finish, creating a workforce of empowered and motivated individuals utilizing cutting-edge technologies to redefining how the world accesses 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

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.