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CNC Machinist/Senior CNC Machinist

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 23, 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

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. If you’re interested in joining a high performing team, pushing the boundaries with a clean sheet development of re-usable liquid launch vehicle, this is your opportunity!

CNC MACHINIST/SENIOR CNC MACHINIST

Based out of Rocket Lab Headquarters in Long Beach, California the CNC Machinist/Senior CNC Machinist will maintain, set up and operate the CNC machines to build flight-ready hardware that meet Rocket Lab specification at the needed rate.

  WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO: 

  • Work with CNC lathe and mill machines
  • Read and translate drawings/CAD models
  • Provide feedback to improve work instructions
  • Work with CNC programmer to maintain tolerances
  • Work to reduce any non-conformances found by quality or engineering.
  • Provide improvement ideas on batch sizes, setups, tool selection etc.
  • Track calibration and maintenance of all equipment and tooling in the area.

(This position can be hired as a CNC Machinist or Senior CNC Machinist Level)

QUALIFICATIONS YOU'LL BRING AS A CNC MACHINIST:

  • 2+ years of experience with CNC operation on lathe and mills
  • 3-axis CNC lathe operation and setup experience
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret drawings, GD&T
  • Demonstrated ability in understanding and reading G-code
  • Demonstrated ability in accurately measuring dimensions on and off machine.

 

QUALIFICATIONS YOU'LL BRING AS A SENIOR CNC MACHINIST:

  • 5+ years of experience with CNC operation on lathe and mills
  • 3-axis CNC lathe operation and setup experience
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret drawings, GD&T
  • Demonstrated ability in understanding and reading G-code
  • Demonstrated ability in accurately measuring dimensions on and off machine.

 

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • CNC programming experience - NX software a plus
  • Experience with 3+2 axis mills
  • Multi-axis lathes with live tooling
  • 5-axis CNC operation and setup
  • Competent navigating DMG Mori CELOS with Siemens 840
  • Experience using Mitsubishi, Haas, and Fanuc controllers
  • Experience using bar feeders
  • Experience in aerospace manufacturing or precision applications
  • Ability to edit programs on machine 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Willing to work 1st shift (Monday-Thursday 5:30am - 3:30pm) or 2nd shift (Monday- Thursday 2:30pm - 1:00am) 
  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed

 

CNC Machinist - $30-33/hr 

Senior CNC Machinist - $33-40/hr 

 

 

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. 

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation package based on individual qualifications and experience, which may include cash or equity incentives. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$62,400$83,200 USD

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

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 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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