Senior materials and process engineer
Rocket Lab
Auckland, New Zealand
5d 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

The Senior Materials and Process Engineer is a versatile Engineer who wears many hats during the R&D / prototype phase of a project.

This particular role will have you working closely with the Neutron prototype manufacturing team and supporting functions such as but not limited to’, Material selection, Testing, tooling design, structural design and analysis while utilizing your Knowledge in Composite material processing and designing for manufacture.

While this is a role within the Neutron team you may also be required to support functions of the Electron production team from time to time.

Essential skills

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field;
  • 5+ years’ industry experience, ideally in the aerospace, automotive or marine industries
  • Experience in structural analysis of composites (laminate design, joint design, materials characterization, environmental effects);
  • Expert in composite lamination processing.
  • Experienced in lightweight structures engineering
  • Experience in accurate prediction of component life and structural margins
  • Experience with sensor selection and data post-processing / interpretation (accelerometers, strain gauges, thermocouples etc.)
  • Experience using Solid worksCAD and PDM packages (or comparable industry standard packages)
  • Familiar with conventional machining and additive manufacturing,
  • The ability to work to deadlines within a high-pressure environment;
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and engineering professionals.
  • As well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.

    Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.

    We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it.

    This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.

    Everyone works on the big stuff . This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine.

    At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects.

    This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.

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