🧰 Precision Finishing / Deburr Technician - 2nd Shift (4/10 Schedule)

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Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. 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. Our team is 500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly and we are action-oriented.

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Precision Finishing / Deburr Technician

As a precision finishing / deburr technician supporting 2nd shift at Rocket Lab, you will be responsible for finishing and deburring additive (3D printed) manufactured parts used in final assembly of our Rutherford rocket engine – an innovative electric turbo-pump engine powering the Electron launch vehicle.   

Technicians supporting 2nd shift must be able to work effectively under minimum direct supervision.


  • Prior experience in part finishing / deburring (machined, cast, forged or printed). 
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills. 
  • High-level of manual dexterity skills and hand-eye coordination. 
  • Able to maintain a clean, safe and efficient work area. 


  • 3+ years of experience in part finishing (machined, cast, forged or printed). 
  • Experience with additive manufacturing or investment casting. 
  • Experience with high strength steels and Inconel alloys. 
  • Knowledgeable in part QA processes and dye penetrant testing. 
  • Knowledgeable in TIG, laser and electron beam welding. 


  • Upon hire, technician(s) will begin employment on 1st shift (5:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Thursday) for 1-month to complete initial training before transferring permanently to 2nd shift (1:30pm to 12:00am, Mon-Thurs).

Important Information:
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

United States, Long Beach, California

Posted 5d ago