Cad Automation Engineer, Auckland

Last update 2024-05-21
Expires 2024-06-21
ID #2064730792
105,000 NZ$
Cad Automation Engineer, Auckland
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified March 9, 2024


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 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!
Based out of Rocket Lab's headquarters in Long Beach, CA the CAD Automation Engineer is responsible for driving constant improvement in design processes for the Neutron program. You will report within the Neutron development team in the US and support the design organizations across both the US and New Zealand offices.
While your primary function is to drive and improve design tools through activities such as implementing standardized parts, BOM & drawing templates, alternate parts solutions, developing workflows and automations as well as user support, you will also assist directly with surge design support for critical Neutron milestones.
Createdesign tools and automations to streamline the processfrom new idea to released rocket designs hitting the shop floor
Createand managetemplates andbest practicesto maintainconsistency and high quality across all Neutron designteams
Embed with the Neutron design teams to understand pain points and provide solutions to CAD, drawing, design automation and PLM needs
Interface with Rocket Lab IT and PLM vendors to troubleshoot urgent issues and implement improvements
Provide surge design support for the Neutron program
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or other technical degree.
Experience with Siemens NX & Teamcenter
Strong knowledge of CAD modeling and drawingcreation
Experience with programming using Python, C++ or similar
Experience managing version-controlled projects (git, mercurial, or similar)
Experience putting together UI applications
Experience with CAM programming for traditional machining processes
Experience with design for carbon composite structures
Experience creating automations with NX Open
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


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



, and sick leave

; paid parental leave;

and other discounts and perks.
Base Pay Range (CA Only)

$105,000 USD
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.
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 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 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.


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Cad automation engineer

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