mechanical
cad
rocket
satellite
vehicle
systems
spacecraft
senior

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 weโ€™re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core โ€“ every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

**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.

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

About the role
The Vehicle Design Team supports the hardware design and development of Electron, Photon and related Payload and Mission objectives.
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The Vehicle Design team works closely with other Engineering teams and Production to bring new concepts to life. This includes the development of our vehicle and space craft systems, related data structures and documentation to support the manufacturing and performance improvement of Electron and related Space Systems.
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As a Senior Design Engineer at Rocket Lab, you will be strongly influencing the design of the world's first mass-produced orbital launch vehicle. Given the high launch cadence of Electron, you will have unparalleled opportunities for end-to-end hardware development and seeing your designs reach space.
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Success in this position will be measured by the value of the knowledge and experience in design and manufacturing that you bring into this role, your ability to lead design projects without supervision, successful collaboration with other teams across Rocket Lab, and the skillful prioritization of competing engineering development projects across the group.

**Essential Skills
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  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in engineering (Aerospace/Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering)
  • 5+ years working experience in Engineering
  • Significant experience modelling with 3D CAD software, ideally NX CAD, and associated PLM solution (Teamcenter)
  • Creative, analytical, good at problem solving
  • Ability to work on own initiative with ability to plan own daily workflow to meet higher level tasks
  • Clear communication skills
  • Calm under pressure

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits:

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground-breaking technology
  • 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
  • An employee stock purchase program

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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 http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations\_laws/itar.html.

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 ยง120.15) 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.

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Rocket Lab
New Zealand, Mt Wellington, Auckland
Posted 3 months ago
Job offer closed
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