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Manufacturing Engineer I / Manufacturing Engineer II - Fluid Systems

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

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Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

About The Role

ABOUT ROCKET LAB

Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!

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!

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER I / MANUFACTURING ENGINEER II - FLUID SYSTEMS

Based out of Rocket Lab's headquarters in Long Beach, CA the Manufacturing Engineer I or Manufacturing Engineer II - Fuids will develop, implement, and continuously improve the propulsion component, assembly, and integration manufacturing process through strong working knowledge of additive manufacturing, machining, welding, assembly, integration, tooling, test, and quality techniques.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

  • Develop, perform, and qualify precision welding and fabrication of tubing components according to aerospace specifications.
  • Utilize TIG, MIG, OTW and other welding methods to achieve the required structural integrity.
  • Conduct thorough inspections of welded components, employing NDE/NDT methods to identify and rectify defects.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to interpret and implement design specifications.
  • When required, lead problem containment and root cause/corrective action investigations
  • Quickly analyze and resolve manufacturing discrepancies and non-conformances
  • Collaborate with the quality team to identify and drive quality-related initiatives and improvements
  • Laison between production, quality, supply chain and design engineering staff for complex problem solving and process changes
  • Identify, plan and execute capital equipment, machine, and layout upgrades to meet production requirements, including preparation of business cases
  • Lead the continuous improvement process via Lean/Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • Develop, introduce, and maintain new planning, production, quality, ERP, data collection and analysis, and other processes where none exis

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

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS AS A MANUFACTURING ENGINEER I - FLUID SYSTEMS:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • Knowledge developing and introducing fabrication methods such as OTW, TIG, proof testing and cleaning
  • Experience setting up and/or operating a tube shop or build area

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS AS A MANUFACTURING ENGINEER II – FLUID SYSTEMS:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of experience developing and introducing fabrication methods such as OTW, TIG, proof testing and cleaning
  • Experience setting up and operating a tube shop or build area

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to create and deliver accurate and concise presentations for design, manufacturing, and quality
  • Strong knowledge of metal working and fabrication processes
  • Experience designing tooling in an aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Hands-on with a passion for continuous improvement and building the best hardware
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision in a timely manner
  • Adaptable and comfortable in an exciting, dynamic and ever-evolving environment

Pay Range:

Manufacturing Engineer I: $65,000-$95,000/per year
Manufacturing Engineer II: $75,000-$115,000/per year

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.

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.

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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