Fluids Engineer Ii, Auckland

Last update 2024-05-25
Expires 2024-06-25
ID #2044057423
Fluids Engineer Ii, Auckland
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified February 25, 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!
As a Fluids Engineer II with our Ground Systems Engineering team, you will be responsible for the design, build, activation, and operation of fluid/process systems in direct support of our Neutron Launch Vehicle for Launch Complex 3. You will be involved in project planning and coordination, and you will be working closely with technicians to ensure that projects are delivered on time and in accordance with applicable specifications.
To be successful in this role, you must have the ability to work on multiple cross discipline projects and demonstrate excellent project management, communication, and supervision skills. You must also have high level decision-making skills as well as a good understanding of engineering change processes.
Design of fluid systems including cryogenics, hydraulics, fuels, high pressure gases and HVAC
System sizing and analysis by hand calculation and numerical methods
Generate & maintain schematics of fluid/process systems e.g. P&IDs, connection diagrams
Component selection, development, and maintenance of BOMs
Interact with suppliers and internal teams
Support certification of launch pad fluid systems
Get your hands dirty during project build phases
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or process engineering, or other technical degree
2+ years of experience in process engineering, design, test and/or operations in the aerospace industry; or other industrial sectors
Ability to perform fundamental fluid system analysis
Experience with 3 D CAD & PLM software, such as NX
Experience with piping systems (large or small)
Experience with launch pad systems, engine test stand, or other similar industry equipment
Experience with equipment for use with oxygen
E-Plan, NX and Teamcenter experience
Experience with Nodal Analysis Tools (e.g. GFSSP, AFT)
Experience with pipe stress software (e.g. Ceasar II)
Experience with ASME, ASTM, NFPA, and/or NASA ground system standards would be an asset
Ability to work infast paced, autonomously driven environment
Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
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.
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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: Monthly
Occupation: Fluids engineer ii

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