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Senior Vehicle Integration Technician - Mechanical

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Wallops Island, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

About The Role

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 1,500 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.

Life at Rocket Lab

SENIOR VEHICLE INTEGRATION TECHNICIAN - MECHANICAL

Based out of Rocket Lab's new launch complex in Wallops Island, VA the Senior Vehicle Integration Technician - Mechanical is key to enabling LC-2 in delivering launches at the highest rate. With a focus on mechanical systems, you will be working with a tight-knit team of technicians and engineers to build, integrate, test, operate and maintain critical launch systems and process launch vehicles.

*This role requires up to 6 months of international travel to our facility in New Zealand for training*

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

  • Assembly and installation of mechanical components onto the Electron Launch Vehicle, Rutherford and Curie engines.
  • Assembly of test equipment and other custom tooling as required
  • Avionic component installation
  • Functional testing of components and systems using specific test equipment and software driven tests
  • Use common hand tools – screwdrivers, pliers, spanners, torque drivers, milliohmeter, multimeter, DC power supply etc
  • Assist testing team and IST technicians in fault-finding systems
  • Develop fit-out procedures and documentation
  • Hold daily production stand-ups and own the delivery of tasks as assigned.

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current U.S. Passport or willing and able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport
  • 8+ years of experience within an aerospace, industrial or relevant industry environment
  • Experience in test, build and assembly of mechanical systems and components

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • Precision avionics and mechanical assembly
  • Experienced or trained with lean methodologies and 5S
  • Comfortable working to exacting standards, including cleanliness for oxygen service
  • Understanding of standard industry ESD
  • Ability to read, understand and follow manufacturing instructions and drawings

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

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.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

 

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.

 

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