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Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 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.

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 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.

SPACE SYSTEMS

This is a rare opportunity to play a key role in Rocket Lab’s evolution into an end-to-end space company that delivers launch, spacecraft, and on-orbit operations. The Space Systems Division is shaping Rocket Lab’s future with Photon, our brand of high-performance satellites, enabling innovative missions in low Earth orbit and beyond including missions for NASA to LEO, the Moon, and Mars and commercial customers, including leading the design and manufacture of 17 high-power telecommunication spacecraft buses for Globalstar.

Rocket Lab is also growing our spacecraft components business, anchored on the acquisition of Sinclair Interplanetary manufacturing reaction wheels and star trackers in Toronto, SolAero Technologies manufacturing solar power and primary structure solutions in Albuquerque, Planetary Systems Corporation manufacturing launch separation systems in Silver Spring, and Advanced Solutions, Inc., provider of flight and ground software as a service in Denver. Our components business is key to vertically integrating our spacecraft solutions and enabling constellations for customers.

LAB TECHNICIAN

Planetary Systems Corporation by Rocket Lab (PSC), a manufacturer of satellite mechanisms, is seeking an Lab Technician to coordinate material shipping/receiving, facility maintenance, and projects related to facilities.

PSC’s products include separation systems, on-orbit devices, and other electro-mechanical deployables. PSC’s ~18,000 sq ft. facility includes areas for office, lab, shipping/receiving and material storage space.

What you'll get to do:

  • Receive parts into ERP system route to the appropriate internal destination
  • Ship hardware to vendors and end customers in accordance with SOPs
  • Track and execute facility and equipment periodic maintenance tasks
  • Install new equipment in accordance with management direction
  • Set up third-party maintenance vendor visits when necessary
  • Coordinate with tool calibration vendors as-needed
  • Identify and execute process improvement opportunities
  • Adhere to standard warehouse management principles
  • Maintain a tidy, orderly work area in accordance with the principles of 5S
  • Work effectively with all staff towards the goals of the company
  • Additional duties as reasonably required

You will bring these qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree or High school diploma degree a relevant field and 2 or more years of experience in a similar role in aerospace, manufacturing, or relevant industries
  • Ability to work on feet for 6+ hours each day
  • Demonstrated skills to prioritize & execute multiples tasks with varying durations and deadlines
  • Mechanical-inclination to enable cost-effective maintenance solutions
  • Familiarity with common tools for home maintenance
  • Capacity to comply with the federally mandated requirements of U.S. export control laws

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Desire to take initiative and solve problems
  • Familiarity with MRP/ERP software
  • Previous experience operating a forklift
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other technically-minded employees

 

Additional Position Details:

  • Position Type: Hourly, Full-time 40 hours/week with option for occasional overtime, in-person
  • Location: Silver Spring, MD – This position is not remote
  • Compensation: Competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Paid vacation and holidays, medical, life, and disability insurance, 401k plan with company match, flex-time work schedule, new parent leave, free coffee and snacks, and more.
  • Travel: None

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab

United States, Silver Spring, Maryland

Posted 9d ago

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