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Launch Safety Operator

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

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!

ABOUT ENGINEERING AT ROCKET LAB:

Engineering is at the heart of Rocket Lab. Our engineering team has a proven track record of designing and developing world-class rockets and spacecraft that are changing the way we access and use space. You’ll work alongside driven, talented engineers from varied backgrounds and experience levels, all committed to the same mission. Our engineering team members span design, analysis, prototyping, testing, manufacturing, assembly and integration, quality control, engineering documentation, and more.

WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO:

A launch safety operator is responsible for supporting a comprehensive launch capability for Rocket Lab that ensures public and staff safety, and is robust, flexible, and maximises launch availability.

The role is responsible for launch operations, procedure development, planning, system specification, maintenance and development, technical writing, producing licensing material and maintaining compliance, including establishing and maintaining safety systems and incident management readiness.

The role works as part of a diverse crew preparing for and during launch and facility operations. The roles interacts with many external stakeholders - public, commercial, and government agencies - understanding their constraints and motivations, and maximises cooperation through engagement and deft application of available authority.

YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a marine or port traffic management, air traffic control, naval surveillance and management, or role demonstrating equivalent capabilities and experience
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a wide variety of first- and third-party vessel, aircraft, or equivalent traffic movements over a wide area
  • Experience in high-pressure, time critical public safety management environments
  • Demonstrated experience delivering results in fast-paced commercial projects
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, including a demonstrated ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in safety and/or risk management
  • New Zealand maritime radio, GPS, and radar operator certificates or equivalent

If the above sounds like you, apply now!

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.

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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