🧰 Precision Cleaner Technician (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.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!

Precision Cleaner Technician

As a precision cleaner technician at Rocket Lab, you will be responsible for cleaning machined flight hardware components and assemblies.  All major components of the Rutherford rocket engine are 3D printed including thrust chamber, injectors, main valves and pumps. Position requires a high-level of attention to detail.  

Precision Cleaner is an excellent entry opportunity to gain experience and develop their career in the Space industry.


  • No prior aerospace precision cleaner experience required. 
  • Prior or current experience in precision cleaning, ultrasonic cleaners, degreasers, oxygen cleaning and clean room methodology/practices within a manufacturing environment. 
  • Experience bagging parts and creating labels accordingly. 
  • Self-motivated, proactive, enthusiastic, and able to work effectively with minimum direct supervision. 
  • Experience meeting tight deadlines within a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. 
  • Ability to follow detailed work-instructions, record detailed day-to-day activities, and intermediate level of computer application competency.  
  • Highly organized with faultless attention to detail. 
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships. 


  • 1+ years of experience as a precision cleaner technician within the aerospace industry. 
  • Experience working in a cleanroom. 
  • Prior experience with any of the following: 
    • Ultrasonic Cleaning Tanks 
    • Bag & Tag 
    • NVR (non-volatile residue) 
    • Particle Part Testing 


  • 4/10 Shift Schedule: 5:00AM to 3:30PM, Monday through Thursday. 

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 11d ago