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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.ย  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. ย ย 

**While other companies talk about it, we do it!


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About the role
As a Loads & Environments Analyst in Rocket Labโ€™s Analysis team you will contribute to the analysis, design validation, and future improvements of Rocket Labโ€™s suite of Launch Vehicles, Space Systems, and Space Components. Day to day, you will be expected to define test and flight instrumentation requirements, analyse test and flight data, define vehicle dynamic loads and environments, and help validate analysis, design, and system performance. Scope of work may additionally extend to helping develop software and hardware tools to support data analysis as well as customer interaction.
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Essential skills

  • A degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or similar field
  • 2+ years industry experience, ideally from the Aerospace, Automotive, or Marine industries
  • A keen physics-based approach to problem solving
  • Strong command of structural dynamics and/or signals & systems
  • Familiarity with programming, especially in Python
  • Familiarity with static and dynamic structural test methods, including: Model Correlation, Random Vibration, Equivalent Sine Input and Shock
  • Experience using NX CAD and Teamcenter packages (or comparable industry standard packages) with emphasis on model interrogation and defeaturing for subsequent analyses
  • Experience with sensor selection and data post-processing/ interpretation (accelerometers, strain gauges, thermocouples etc.)
  • Comfort executing to changing deadlines within a high-pressure environment
  • Comfort working independently and, in a team
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and engineering professionals

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Desirable skills

  • Familiarity with vibroacoustic modelling and analysis
  • Familiarity with one or more industry standard structural FEA packages: ANSYS, Abaqus, Nastran, Optistruct/Hyperworks
  • Understanding of accurate prediction of component life and structural margins, including:
    • o Ductile metal failure
    • o Fatigue
    • o Fracture
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes, including conventional machining, and additive manufacturing
  • Experience in structural analysis of composites (laminate design, joint design, materials characterization, environmental effects)
  • Familiarity with industry standards (e.g. MIL-STD-1540, GSFC-STD-7000, ECSS-E-HB-32, NASA-STD-5001)

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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 โ€“ 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.ย  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.ย  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.ย  For more information on these Regulations, click here\_laws/itar.html

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab

New Zealand, Auckland

Posted 2 months ago

Job offer closed

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