Manufacturing Engineer I - Avionics

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About 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.  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!

About the role
The primary purpose of the Manufacturing Engineer I is to facilitate and optimize Production and Launch vehicle system tests for a high-growth production environment, ensuring Manufacturing Principles are practised to meet stringent launch times.
This position will work closely and develop strong relationships with Engineers, Technicians, and subject matter experts across a range of departments to enable the testing and operations of launch vehicles.
Regular activities of the Manufacturing Engineer I include practicing Manufacturing best practices, developing and optimizing processes for Production, and implement new processes through prototyping, test, and integration.
Essential skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or related.
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Manufacturing / Production / Process Engineer
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems within a Manufacturing environment
  • Strong communicator, with proven ability to communicate and deliver clear and concise KPI’s
  • Can-do approach and flexibility to thrive around growing teams and processes
  • Previous experience in implementation of Major Cap ex project delivery

Desirable skills

  • Experience with Siemens Team Center/Infor LN
  • Knowledge of production quality metrics
  • Experience transitioning products from prototype to production
  • IQ / PQ process driven project completion
  • PPS problem solving
  • Programming – Industrial PLC’s

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • An employee stock purchase program
  • Access to world leading experts to develop your career
  • Unlimited barista coffee, fruit and snacks
  • Rocket Lab merchandise – T-shirts, mission patches etc.
  • Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross
  • Additional parental leave entitlements
  • A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year

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 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/23/2020-00574/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-us-munitions-list-categories-i-ii-and-iii

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab

New Zealand, Auckland

Posted 12d ago

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