ENGINEER II – GROUND SYSTEMS (MECHANICAL)

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We go to space to improve life on Earth

ABOUT THE ROLE

About Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launches. 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. Our team is 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.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!

About the role

As a Ground Systems Engineer in the Mechanical team, you will be responsible for the design, build, testing, and commissioning of launch and test facility control systems. You will help create and maintain the brain of the launch pads and test cells, controlling the complex interactions between the ground systems and the launch vehicle.

Essential skills:

  • Bachelors or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years experience in Engineering Design, Test or Operations
  • Aerospace and/or industrial sector experience
  • Strong knowledge of tools like CAD, SolidWorks, EPDM
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomously driven environment

Desirable skills

  • Experience with launchpad systems, engine test stand, or oil and gas, process, mining, or other similar industry
  • Experience with oxygen / cryogenic system design and analysis

As well as being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.

Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.

We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action-oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.

Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute to major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.

Important Information

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.

Tagged as: CAD, mechanical engineering, solidworks, engineering design, EPDM, test or operations

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