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Motor Control Design Engineer

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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
As a Motor Control Design Engineer at Rocket Lab, you will be required to work on projects to develop new space components that support the company evolution from a launch provider to an end-to-end space solutions company.
  
We are looking for someone who understands, drives design of, and implements motor controller functionality, behaviours, and algorithms.
  
This position will work closely and develop strong relationships with a variety of different Engineers, Technicians, and subject matter experts across a range of departments to enable the manufacturing and testing of new component designs, for Space Systems and Propulsion Departments.
  
Essential skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, major in Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics, Power Drives and Mechatronics
  • Strong fundamentals of DC electric motors and drive systems analysis, modelling and control
  • Experience with various power semi-conductor devices, and familiar with motor control circuit topology
  • Experience with speed control techniques
  • Hardware in the loop design and verification

  
Desirable skills

  • Microvibration measurement and mitigation
  • Rolling bearing analysis
  • Magnetics design
  • Brushless motor drive circuits
  • Electronics for space environment

  
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

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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.

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab

New Zealand, Auckland

Posted 4 months ago

Job offer closed

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