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Launch Technician - Electrical

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Other Engineering
New Zealand
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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.

Life at Rocket Lab

About the role

The role of the Launch Technician - Electrical is key to enabling LC-1 in delivering launches at the highest rate of any launch site in the world. You will be working with a tight-knit team of technicians and engineers to build, test and maintain critical launch systems.

Essential skills

  • Current NZ electrical licence
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Computer literate and able to understand basic programming
  • Proven ability to read, understand and follow detailed schematics, drawings and instructions
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Capable of working under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Team player with a willingness to do what needs to be done when it needs doing along with a willingness to step outside skill set to learn and/or assist when required.
  • Confidence in skills and ability to make sound decisions under pressure
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to represent Rocket Lab within the local community and to build strong long-term relationships
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and capable of using your own initiative

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience in heavy commercial or industrial environment
  • Experience and strong understanding of Instrumentation and control systems
  • Previous experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns
  • Experience using LabView or comparable User Interface
  • Experience with data systems and equipment
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of generators and UPS Systems
  • Understanding of fluid systems - pneumatic, cryogenic and/or hydraulics preferred
  • Computer literate and able to understand basic programming
  • First Aid Qualifications
  • Heavy machinery endorsements

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • An employee stock purchase program
  • Access to world leading experts to develop your career
  • Unlimited barista coffee, fruit, and snacks
  • Rocket Lab merchandise – T-shirts, mission patches etc.
  • Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross
  • Additional parental leave entitlements
  • A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year


If the above sounds like you apply now!

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.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at [email protected].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 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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