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Jobs Listing Branding
Location Manukau City, Auckland
Listed Mon 26 Mar, 5:06 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 2679582
Working as part of the Electron Vehicle Team, you will have the opportunity to work on a new launch vehicle using state of the art manufacturing and production techniques.

We need your expertise in running and maintaining our Eastman plotter, you will need to have to be capable of reverse engineering parts to file coupled with extensive experience working with pre-preg composite fibre.

Rocket Lab offers the opportunity to work in a very dynamic, fast pace environment where everyone on the team is working to the same goal.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish fibre quantities and a database by creating Rocket Lab's composite part plotter files
  • Operate and maintain Rocket Lab's Eastman plotter
  • Reverse engineering parts to file- Working with pre-preg composite fibre
  • Preparation of kit packs for manufacturing
  • Keep workspace clean and tidy to maintain the integrity of the part being built for spaceflight application - it is vital that the work area is tidy at all times
  • Please Note: This role will involve some heavy lifting and overtime will be required on occasion to achieve deadlines

Requirements

  • Previous experience in a similar position
  • 1+ years pre-preg laminating experience
  • Take pride in delivering work to the highest standard
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A solid grasp of applied maths
  • A problem solver with a proactive, enthusiastic, creative and open approach to learning
  • Capable of working as part of a team as well as autonomously
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Heavy emphasis on achievement and details - getting things done efficiently, effectively and to the highest quality standards
  • The ability to take a flexible approach and to adapt to change quickly
  • Have tenacity, a can-do attitude and the ability to think quickly and make accurate judgements.
  • A passion for building composite materials for space

About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab's mission is to revolutionize the way we access space. We develop and launch advanced rockets to put small payloads into orbit more frequently, at a fraction of the cost of cumbersome traditional launch services. We are ushering in a new era of unprecedented access to space.

Small satellites have a crucial role to play in improving understanding of our planet and humanity's impact on it. Rocket Lab's lightweight carbon composite Electron launch vehicle is designed to give these satellites dedicated launches and flexible orbit options. From real-time earth imaging and improved natural disaster prediction, to crop management and global internet, improved access to space enables us to take informed, deliberate steps in the management of our planet.

On May 25 2017, Electron made history as the first orbital-class launch vehicle to reach space from a private launch facility. It marked a significant milestone in eliminating commercial barriers and opening space for business. Founded in 2006 by Peter Beck, Rocket Lab is headquartered in Los Angeles with operations and a launch site in New Zealand. It is a privately funded company with investors including Khosla Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lockheed Martin, Promus Ventures and Data Collective.

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.

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