Jobs Listing Branding
Location Manukau City, Auckland
Listed Fri 13 Oct, 2:05 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 2447673157
  • Great team environment
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Auckland Airport location

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 complex composite construction together with your ability to produce top quality work with an exceptional eye for detail.

We are thinkers and we are doers. You will be working in a very dynamic, fast pace environment of makers and problem-solvers. So each of your ideas are very quickly put to the test and integrated on-board of the vehicle.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and assemble to the highest accuracy, composite components for spaceflight application
  • Plug, mould and pattern construction
  • Fitting of composite components
  • Work within project timeframes
  • Able to maintain accurate record keeping of a job during lamination
  • 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: Overtime will be required on occasion to achieve deadlines



Requirements

  • Qualified composite technician or proven industry experience
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, creative and open to learning
  • Take pride in delivering work to the highest standard
  • A problem solver with a proactive, enthusiastic, creative and open approach to learning.
  • Capable of working as part of a team as well as automatously
  • 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
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.


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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