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.
SolAero Technologies is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of highly efficient radiation-hardened solar cells, Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs), and solar panels for space power applications. Since 2001, SolAero solar cells or panels have supplied primary power to over 1,000 successful space missions with zero on-orbit failures. Our proven manufacturing capability, technology leadership, and unsurpassed reliability make SolAero the supplier of choice for demanding space programs.
Composites Technician – Level II-IV
SolAero has an immediate need for Composites Technicians with a minimum of 2+ years of experience to join our production team to join a fast-paced, team-oriented manufacturing environment in Albuquerque.
WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:
You will have the opportunity to be a part of the Production team at SolAero by Rocket Lab, the Composites team more specifically, is responsible for building and assembling numerous parts for our solar array panels. You will undertake all aspects of the build required during production, while adhering to Rocket Labs High standards of Quality, and secondly meeting the scheduled demand set out by the production leadership team.
As a technician, you will be hands-on, working with tools, equipment and/or facilities to build and test Rocket Lab solar array components. Your responsibilities contribute to the overall production schedule.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
This position works a 4/10 Shift: Monday-Thursday, 5AM to 3:30PM
YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
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.
FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:
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 ITAR Regulations.