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RF Testing Technician I/II

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

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Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 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!

MANUFACTURING

Rocket Lab’s Manufacturing team are the builders and the doers who work with our advanced machinery across our global manufacturing sites to get our satellites, satellite components, and rockets out the door. They bring the designs of our engineers to life by using advanced manufacturing techniques like 3D printing to create our hardware and are responsible for delivering our projects and missions on time and on budget to our customers.

RF TESTING TECHNICIAN I/II

Based onsite at Rocket Lab’s global headquarters in Long Beach, the RF Testing Technician I/II bring products and processes to bear and ensures successful build of a wide suite of avionics and RF products. Your expertise will be needed in testing RF components to a high level of quality and attention to detail.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

  • Follow work instructions to carry out comprehensive RF testing activities, utilizing environmental test equipment and common RF testing equipment.
  • Support various vibe and shock operations for RF components.
  • Carry out system level RF testing activities on spacecraft.
  • Work on Continuous improvement projects and elevate the 5S program in your area.
  • Identify and highlight abnormalities and work with engineering to improve the work instructions and drawings.
  • Complete assigned special projects and scheduled jobs
  • Manage multiple tasks and pivot onto exciting high priority tasks.

(This position can be hired as an RF Testing Technician I or RF Testing Technician II Level)

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS AS AN RF TESTING TECHNICIAN I:

  • 2+ years of experience testing RF components in an aerospace production environment
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience with vibe table and thermal chambers
  • Experience with common RF equipment, such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, power meters, RF cables, power supplies, and multimeters)

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS AS AN RF TESTING TECHNICIAN II:

  • 5+ years of experience testing RF components in an aerospace production environment
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience with vibe table and thermal chambers
  • Experience with common RF equipment, such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, power meters, RF cables, power supplies, and multimeters)

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • Understanding of RF theory
  • Speak openly and elevate concerns and recommendations to Leading Hand

RF Testing Technician I: $20/hr-$30/hr

RF Testing Technician II: $25/hr-$35/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.

Base salary is only one part of Rocket Lab’s compensation package for this role. You may be eligible for company stock, stock options, or cash incentives, and can purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab’s Employee Stock Purchase Program. Employee benefits may also include medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; 401(k) retirement plan options; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; paid parental leave; and other discounts and perks.

Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$20$35 USD

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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