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Facilities Technician II/Senior Facilities Technician

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Operations
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 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.

FACILITIES TECHNICIAN II/SENIOR FACILITIES TECHNICIAN 

Based on site at Rocket Lab's headquarters in Long Beach, California (RLHQ), the Facilities Technician is responsible for facilities maintenance, operations, and improvement projects across our North American facilities, with the focus being on RLHQ facility and Rocket Lab’s Engine Development Center (EDC). It also encompasses equipment maintenance and tool calibration responsibilities.

(Please note: this position can be hired at the Facilities Technician II or Senior Facilities Technician level)

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

  • Handle RLHQ and/or EDC facility operations as primary responsibility, including janitorial, maintenance, repair, and update/upgrade activities. Support to other Rocket Lab North America facilities may be requested. Note: This does not include responsibility for major facility renovations / construction projects, but support may be requested for the timely execution of these projects.
  • Responsible for all building systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, safety, and waste management.
  • Ensure facilities maintenance work follows safety standards, conforms to specifications, and that work orders are tracked and completed within the budgeted guidelines.
  • Manages facilities and equipment breakdown ticketing system (JIRA) and set priorities for resolution.
  • Will handle hazardous waste streams in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Responsible for RLHQ and/or EDC Equipment Engineering, including equipment maintenance, repair, and update/upgrade activities, planning, procurement, installation and (de)commissioning of equipment to ensure equipment uptime and reliability in safe conditions.
  • Responsible for oversight & maintenance of the RLHQ and/or EDC facility and building & manufacturing infrastructure therein, adherence to and enforcement of site safety, security and cleanliness requirements.
  • Manage tool calibration program.
  • Some travel is required. Other duties as assigned.

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS AS A FACILITIES TECHNICIAN II:

  • 5+ years of facility maintenance experience in any of the following industries: aerospace, automotive, medical device, or a heavily regulated manufacturing facility.
  • Experience with facilities systems and improvement projects.

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS AS A SENIOR FACILITIES TECHNICIAN:

  • 8+ years of facility maintenance experience in any of the following industries: aerospace, automotive, medical device, or a heavily regulated manufacturing facility.
  • Experience with facilities systems and improvement projects.

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject area.
  • Experience with managing cleanroom.
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision in a timely manner.

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. 

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation package based on individual qualifications and experience, which may include cash or equity incentives. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$24$36 USD

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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