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Master Scheduler

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Software Engineering
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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

While other companies talk about it, we do it!

About the role
Rocket Lab is a highly vertically integrated operation with complex builds and a high pace of design innovation.  Master Schedulers are in charge of the Sales and Operations Planning cycle at Rocket Lab, working with Engineering, Finance, Sales, Mission Management, and Operations to ensure the demand needs, supply capabilities, and financial goals are all met.  Master Schedulers are essential to Rocket Lab as key planners and communicators, working closely with the Executive team. 


Essential skills

  • A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent, but still requires oversight when presenting to executives. May assume a team lead role for the work group. 
  • Proven ability to manage a Sales and Operations Planning process 
  • Proven knowledge of Material Planning and Production Planning fundamentals 
  • Proficient in MRP systems 
  • Proficient in MS Office, ERP systems, math and statistics 
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities, with experience presenting to executives 
  • Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently 

Desirable skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain or other relevant fields 
  • 5+ years of related experience as Material Planner, Production Planner, or equivalent  
  • Prior experience in aerospace, EV automotive, or other disruptive manufacturing industries 
  • Prior experience in rapid growth environment 
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings 
  • Experience with AS9100, US export controls (ITAR and EAR) 
  • Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines  

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits:

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • 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
  • An employee stock purchase program


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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