Senior Engineer – Propulsion Development

  • Full Time
  • AEROSPACE
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • 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.

Company Details

Rocket Lab is redefining how we access SPACE. The satellites of today are getting smaller, doing more and costing less � and thousands of them need to get on orbit. Small satellites have been promised frequent, reliable and affordable dedicated launch for decades. Rocket Lab is delivering on this with a tailored, responsive launch service operating right now.

About Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. 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

Working as a Senior Engineer in the Propulsion Engineering Team at Rocket Lab will see you take ownership for product upkeep and development engineering work on the propulsion systems.   You will have the scope to perform independent engineering decisions across and outside the direct team.

This is an opportunity to bring your technical knowledge to assist in defining the standards set within the team, identifying the best solution when faced with engineering challenges and working through to implement solutions to ensure cost, quality, reliability and delivery requirements are achieved.

It is vital that you can bring with you a positive approach to your work and are capable of demonstrating a “how can I help” mentality to ensure Rocket Lab’s exacting standards of excellence are always met and the team continues to be motivated and encouraged to strive for higher goals.

Essential skills:

  • A degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 5+ years of industry experience in design engineering
  • Excellent knowledge of physics and engineering materials
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Capable of taking a concept into production
  • Experienced in Solidworks or equivalent CAD programs

As well as a 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 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.

JOB REF: 3158372

Tagged as: design engineering, physics, solidworks, manufacturing processes, engineering materials, concept into production, cad programs

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