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Aerospace Production Technician II

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Silver Spring, MD, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 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

PSC

PSC by Rocket Lab is a well-known supplier of aerospace mechanisms for the satellite industry since 1998. To date, PSC has over 100 successful product operations in orbit. For more information about PSC, see www.planetarysystemscorp.com.

PSC’s products include separation systems, on-orbit devices, and other electro-mechanical deployables. PSC’s ~18,000 sq ft. facility includes areas for office, lab, shipping/receiving and material storage space.

AEROSPACE PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN II

Planetary Systems Corporation (PSC) by Rocket Lab, a manufacturer of satellite mechanisms, is seeking a proactive Aerospace Production Technician II to assemble space flight mechanisms. 

PSC’s products include separation systems, on-orbit devices, and other electro-mechanical deployables.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO

  • Precisely assemble mechanical and electrical space flight mechanisms following written production drawings and procedures.
  • Operate mechanical, electrical, and automated test equipment.
  • Complete assembly procedures and documentation aligning with PSC by Rocket Lab standards.
  • Solder space flight harnesses per the J-STD.
  • Generate innovative ideas for process improvements.

YOU’LL BRING THESE SKILLS

  • Strong technical capability and mechanical inclination. 
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as autonomously. 
  • Experience with common aerospace assembly tools, e.g. torque wrenches, force gages, load cells, scales, etc. 
  • Experience with common aerospace inspection tools, e.g. calipers, multimeters, micrometers, gages, comparators, etc. 
  • Integrity and focus to follow and execute manufacturing instructions and drawings. 
  • Attention to detail necessary to verify components and assemblies meet required specifications. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication abilities. 
  • Self-motivated. 
  • Attention to detail. 

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Technical degree with 2+ years’ experience or 4+ years’ experience in a relevant position. 
  • Understanding of basic electronic circuitry 
  • Capacity to comply with the federally mandated requirements of U.S. export control laws.

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE: 

  • J-STD001-FS certification. 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIONMENTAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to lift 50 lb (23 kg) from floor to tabletop 
  • Ability to install and torque fasteners up to 200 in lb. 
  • Standing up to 8hr/day  

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Salary: Competitive with regional and industry standards
  • Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week with potential overtime
  • Location: Silver Spring, Maryland (this is not a remote position)
  • Benefits: Paid vacation and holidays, medical, life, and disability insurance, 401k plan with company match, flex-time work schedule, new parent leave, and more.
  • Travel: None

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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