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Additive Manufacturing Engineer I / Additive Manufacturing Engineer II

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 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.

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!

Additive Manufacturing Engineer I / Additive Manufacturing Engineer II

Based at Rocket Lab's headquarters in Long Beach, California the Additive Manufacturing Engineer I or Additive Manufacturing Engineer II is responsible for supporting the development of various Additive technologies (LPBF, DED, Hybrid Solutions) with various alloys. This role will support all Additive processes involved with the Rutherford & Archimedes engines. You will support the Manager of Additive Manufacturing and Production Additive Manufacturing organization, with deliverables required for internal leadership, board of directors, and investors.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Process Development:

  • Develop printing parameters for various metallic alloys using a variety of printing methods (DED & LPBF; monolithic & graded alloys).
  • Create new and improve existing print programs.
  • Provide engineering support for the day to day Additive Manufacturing operations.
  • Work closely with downstream support functions to ensure print geometries are can be effectively post processed.

Design for Additive Manufacturing:

  • Ability to provide critical feedback during the DfAM process.
  • Work closely with Design & Manufacturing Engineers to design for specific types of Additive Manufacturing. Effectively communicate why specific aspects of DfAM are necessary.

(This position can be hired as an Additive Manufacturing Engineer I or Additive Manufacturing Engineer II Level)

QUALIFICATIONS YOU’LL BRING AS AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ENGINEER I:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical, aerospace, manufacturing engineering, or equivalent.
  • Professional experience with metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of LPBF Additive Manufacturing of metallic materials
  • Firm understanding of DfAM fundamentals
  • Experience modeling in Siemens NX or SolidWorks

QUALIFICATIONS YOU’LL BRING AS AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ENGINEER II:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical, aerospace, manufacturing engineering, or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of professional experience with metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Experience with LPBF Additive Manufacturing of metallic materials
  • Firm understanding of DfAM fundamentals
  • Experience modeling in Siemens NX or SolidWorks
  • Proficient in Additive focused software such as Materialise Magics or 3DXpert / Amphion Suite

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE

  • Master’s Degree in Material Science, Additive Manufacturing or equivalent.
  • 3+ years experience in Additive Manufacturing process development.
  • Strong Additive simulation experience
  • Experience on LP-DED platforms.
  • Ability to create and deliver accurate and concise presentations for design, manufacturing, and quality.
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision in a timely manner.
  • A strong work ethic and capable of performing under pressure
  • Strong ability to provide and clearly articulate technical direction

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)
$82,000$104,000 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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