About The Role
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.
About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 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.
About the role
As we drive our business to build and launch rockets at an ever-increasing rate, we need all aspects of our business to increase their output and efficiency to meet this increasing launch rate. While we are increasing our production rate, we are also continuing to develop the rocket by implementing design changes to every build.
The purpose of this team is to oversee the smooth and efficient introduction of Engineering Change into Production. This involves managing both the Engineering Change process and the delivery of individual Engineering Changes for the Electron vehicle and other products as determined, as well as maintaining an accurate and complete Bill of Materials for each build, as well as working closely with Supply Chain and Production to keep Master Data up to date.
This role involves driving the Engineering Change Process, helping to maintain an accurate and complete Bill of Materials for each build, as well as working closely with Supply Chain and Production to keep Master Data up to date. There will also be a degree of planning and project coordination to this role to support the implementation of design changes and process improvement activities.
Key attributes for this role are being extremely action orientated with the ability to move at pace, while having a collaborative approach where you build alliances and keep people engaged. Strong analytical skills are important and innovative approaches are welcome.
An Engineer II has the scope to perform independent engineering as allocated and may have product ownership as a responsible engineer. Risk, cost or quality based decisions are escalated or reviewed as part of the workflow from the judgement of the Engineer I
- Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or relevant field
- Working knowledge of Engineering design, CAD, Engineering drawings, manufacturing processes
- Strong understanding of the Engineering Change Process and associated Configuration Management
- The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationship.
- Product Data Management (PDM) and other CAD file database experience.
- Understanding of Engineering change and associated part numbering and revision schemes.
- Project Management experience.
- Working knowledge of SQL databases.
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience.
Rocket Lab Employee Benefits
- The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
- An employee stock purchase program
- Access to world leading experts to develop your career
- Unlimited barista coffee, fruit and snacks
- Rocket Lab merchandise – T-shirts, mission patches etc.
- Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross
- Additional parental leave entitlements
- A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year
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.
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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.