Composite Technician II - Cleanroom Laminator
Rocket Lab
Auckland, New Zealand
2d ago

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. While other companies talk about it, we do it!

About the role

As part of the Production team at Rocket Lab, the Composites team is responsible for building and assembling numerous parts of the Electron rocket.

You will undertake all aspects of Composite lamination required during

production. Laminating components used inside pressurised cryogenic propellent tanks, right the way through to Structural components of the vehicle 'chassis', always adhering to Rocket Labs High standards of Quality, and secondly meeting the schedule demand set out by the production leadership team.

As a Technician, you will be hands on, working with tools, equipment and / or facilities to build, launch or test Electron launch vehicles or components.

Your responsibilities contribute to the overall production and launch

Essential skills

  • Trade qualified in relevant industry
  • Must be able to demonstrate 4+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Precision Lamination skills of prepreg systems
  • Precision Lamination skills of Tooling Prepreg systems
  • Knowledge of Bagging for oven and Autoclave cures
  • Basic Hand tool skills
  • Interpret and apply Laminate and assembly drawings to ensure product quality
  • Produce a laminate by vacuum bagging for composites
  • Produce a cord laminate item
  • Produce an open mould from a plug pattern
  • Repair damaged or faulty composite items
  • Select, use, and care for hand tools used in the marine or composite industry
  • Select, use, and care for portable power tools used in the marine or composite industry
  • Perform measurements and calculations used in a marine or composite workplace
  • Interpret and apply assembly drawings to ensure product quality
  • Apply health and safety procedures in a marine or composite workplace
  • Operate simple mechanical plant used in the marine or composite industry
  • 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
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