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Project Engineer

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

About The Role

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.

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
The purpose of the Project Engineer position is to oversee the smooth and efficient introduction of Engineering Changes and process improvement activities into Production processes for the Electron, Neutron, and In-Space vehicles/components (and other products as required). This involves managing change requests (submitted as Problem Reports in the Teamcenter Change Module), providing planning and project coordination to support development and implementation of changes, maintaining an accurate and complete Bill of Materials for each build, and working closely with Supply Chain and Production to ensure item master data is kept up to date.

Key attributes for this role are being extremely action orientated with the ability to move at pace, while having a collaborative approach where you build alliances and keep people engaged. Strong analytical skills are important and innovative approaches are welcome.

Essential skills

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Engineering design, CAD, Engineering drawings, manufacturing processes
  • Strong understanding of the Engineering Change Process and associated Configuration Management
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationship


Desirable

  • PDM and other CAD file database experience
  • Understanding of Engineering change and associated part numbering and revision schemes
  • Project Management experience
  • Working knowledge of SQL Databases
  • ERP Experience


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

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations fromthe U.S Department of State.

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.

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:

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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