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Jobs Listing Branding
Location Manukau City, Auckland
Listed Wed 8 Aug, 11:06 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 2757359
You will be working in an exciting fast paced environment within Rocket Lab's Production Design Team. This group of motivated engineers works to streamline the manufacturing process of the Electron Launch Vehicle.

You will be tasked with the assembly and tooling of designs created by the Production Design team. Ideally you will be a qualified fitter & turner with some strong industry experience and solid understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical systems.

You will be challenged on a daily basis and to succeed you will need to be able to learn quickly and utilize your own initiative whilst working under pressure and to tight deadlines. The ability to interpret technical drawings is vital as is your ability to keep track of material and parts.

Skills & Experience Requirements

  • To be trade qualified with industry experience relevant to the position
  • 8+ years practical work experience
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Ability to problem solve, troubleshoot and think outside of the box
  • Excellent self-management of workspace
  • Capable building complex engineering machines
  • Experience with TIG welding preferable
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven experience working to deadlines

Desired Skills

  • An understanding and experience working with hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical systems
  • Knowledge of working with assemblies for oxygen clean environments
  • Forklift Licence and Welding experience
  • Working knowledge of the 5S principles
  • Self-motivated and up for a challenge

If this sounds like you and you are ready for a new challenge then please apply today.

About Rocket Lab

For most people the idea of a rocket launch brings up images from the Apollo era: monstrous booster engines, ground-shaking noise, and a behemoth of a machine slowly climbing against the grasp of Earth's gravity. This iconic image, the one that transformed us into a space-going species, captures the power and strength of rockets. But it is not the image that will make space a commercial reality.

Replace this image with the bustle of a high speed assembly line, where rocket boosters feed off a conveyor belt connecting to pre-encapsulated payload stages, rolling out on to the launch pad one after the other. This image, by contrast, is about speed and efficiency and what the Rocket Lab Electron orbital project is all about.

Rocket Lab has created a legacy of excellence by developing innovative solutions to ambitious aerospace problems for the likes of DARPA and other technically demanding customers. Now fully funded by major Silicon Valley venture capital funds, Rocket Lab is focused on redefining how the world accesses space by building Electron; a revolutionary launch system designed to meet the launch requirements of the rapidly expanding small satellite market.

Known in the industry for rapidly developing cost effective solutions from the ground up, Rocket Lab believes in giving highly skilled engineers ownership of complex aerospace systems from start to finish. This ethos offers engineers the satisfaction of moving from the conceptualization and design phase through to hands on work; building, testing and ultimately flying their creations.

Rocket Lab also offers a unique opportunity for the world's best and brightest engineers to work with a young team passionate about what they are doing while also enjoying the high standard of living New Zealand has to offer.

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.