PROPULSION ENGINEER – ARCHIMEDES

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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 Neutron

Neutron is a medium lift launch vehicle capable of delivering the mega constellations of tomorrow, high assurance payloads and human spaceflight. As a highly reusable launch platform, Neutron will deliver a highly cost-effective and reliable launch solution leveraging Rocket Lab’s proven execution history with the Electron program. We are rapidly growing our team at all sites globally to develop and get a vehicle to the pad in 2024. If you want to join a high performing team, pushing the boundaries with a clean sheet development of re-usable liquid launch vehicle, this is your opportunity.

Propulsion Engineer – Archimedes

You will be part of a diverse team of engineers and technicians working on the development of the Archimedes rocket engine for Neutron. Archimedes is a liquid oxygen and methane gas generator cycle rocket engine. We are looking for individuals with a relevant background in rocket or aerospace design and test at component level, with ideally 3 years of relevant industry experience. You will have a strong grounding in the theory of Rocket engines as well as practical hands-on experience to be able to contribute to the development program. We are looking for engineers to work on the combustion devices, turbomachinery, plumbing and structures. Please apply to this role for junior through to senior engineering positions.

Skills/Experience:

  • Relevant experience from prior employment (3+ years)
  • Working knowledge of liquid rocket engines including but not limited to thrust chamber assemblies and turbopumps
  • A strong work ethic and capable of performing under pressure
  • Ability to provide and clearly articulate technical direction

Important Information:
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status

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