Senior Mechanical Engineer

Last update 2024-02-23
Expires 2024-03-23
ID #2028794823
Senior Mechanical Engineer
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified February 13, 2024


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.

The team The In-Space Propulsion team is one of three teams responsible for developing and delivering qualified, flight-ready space vehicle propulsion systems.

The other two teams are responsible for spacecraft fluids systems and propulsion system testing, though there is strong collaboration between teams.

The ISP team takes on system-level and component-level ownership, mostly developed in-house from mission requirement through to integration and beyond, including pre-launch, launch, and on orbit operations support.

Examples of past work include the Curie and Hyper Curie engines, and currently the team is working on the whole propulsion system for ESCAPADE, a NASA science mission to Mars.

Each Development Engineer owns a component or system through its development lifecycle and production implementation.

The skillset of the team spans systems engineering, design, build, and test.

The team work hands-on, alongside technicians, with development, qualification, and flight hardware.

Team members interface regularly with stakeholders across the company, including GNC, Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Flight Software, Analysis, and others.

The role Own development of new or existing products or systems, act as technical lead to guide team through end-to-end development process Conceptual and detailed designs in CAD for propulsion system components as well as calculations, analysis, and system designs Define and maintain standard of excellence for the team through documentation, training, coaching, and review of others' work Technical risk-based decision making to the right/best solution when faced with an engineering challenge Schedule building and maintenance, identify top priority items, tasking of other engineers and technicians, and communication of status to leadership and other teams Mentor and coach engineers on technical and professional development Engineering process development and documentation Essential skills5+ years industry experience Analytical skills and thinking at a systems level - seeing the big picture and making connections Getting things done efficiently, effectively and to the highest quality standards.

Strong understanding of development process from requirements to detailed design, through build, qualification, and acceptance testing Aility to take a flexible approach and to adapt to change quickly Aerospace, mechanical, or mechatronic engineering degree or equivalent qualification Experience with CAD software such as NX (preferred), Solidworks, CATIAHands-on engineering skills Desired skills Product Lifecycle Management software such as Teamcenter (preferred), Windchill, or similar Developing requirement and verification sets, as well as writing test plans, performing testing, and writing test reports National Instruments data acquisition systems Employee Benefits Work on innovative and groundbreaking technology 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 Southern Cross health insurance Parental leave entitlements Vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year If this sounds like you apply now!What can I earn as a Mechanical Engineer Find out the average salary for a Mechanical Engineer across New Zealand#J-18808-Ljbffr

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior mechanical engineer

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