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Inventory Coordinator

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

About The Role


Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!


Rocket Lab’s Supply Chain team is responsible for the flow of all materials, products, and components through the business. With many of our own products functioning as critical components to our own and our customersmissions. The Supply Chain team has a direct impact on the success of our rocket and satellite programs. In this role you will set up the assembly kits that enables our technicians to put together our Electron rockets, manage inventory, look after shipping, manage direct and indirect procurement, and inspect and ensure that all of our materials and products are compliant and up to standard. They are the chain that links our teams together, and are critical to our success.

As an Inventory Coordinator you'll work with a variety of teams contributing to our upcoming missions. In our workshop, you'll be across our innovative divisions and you'll get to see our latest rockets under development in our workshop. You'll play your part in ensuring all our trusted experts are supported with the stock (tools and parts) required for the role. To be successful in this role, we are looking for an organised team player who likes to be on their feet, someone that takes pride and is versatile to lend a hand to meet deadlines. You will own your space to ensure stock levels are satisfactory and that the team have everything they need. There is plenty of variety in the role to keep you busy and ample opportunity to learn lots and make some connections along the way. As a team you'll contribute to the picking, packing and dispatching ensure all items have been securely checked and where it needs to be. Additional adhoc duties will be required with some lifting involved. If you like variety, process and take pride in keeping the organisation ticking smoothly we want to hear from you. This is your chance to launch your career with Rocket Lab!

Days of work: Monday- Friday (Standard business hours)


  • A positive and proactive working attitude supporting our internal teams
  • Previous experience in a similar role displaying high attention to detail
  • Hands on stock management experience and quality control in a manufacturing environment
  • The ability to learn and adapt quickly responding to internal and external requests
  • Previous experience working under pressure and prioritizing effectively
  • A team player mindset working towards a common goal
  • Previous inwards and outwards experience

Play your part in our next mission today, Apply here!


We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.

Important information:


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.


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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