Propulsion Engineer I- Systems Engineering
Rocket Lab
Auckland, New Zealand
4d 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.

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

We are looking for a driven engineer with systems engineering based skills to work on our rocket engines. Some industry experience and a degree in engineering is required.

Day to day the role will cover engineering improvements of existing designs and development of new designs for upcoming projects.

You will be working in a team of skilled engineers with a wide range of capabilities to launch your engineering work to space.

This role covers all engine functions with systems engineering of requirements, design and verification to ensure the engines meet mission objectives.

There will be close interface with the Avionics and Software teams in the company.

Everyone works on the big stuff here. 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.

Essential Skills

  • Bachelors or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • 2+ years experience of engineering projects, from conception to success
  • Experience with high performance engines including hands-on testing, repair, refurbishment
  • Strong knowledge of CAD tools and drafting processes
  • Experience working with two or more of the analysis types below
  • Structural static and / or non-linear
  • Modal and / or frequency domain
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Heat transfer or thermal
  • Fatigue and / or creep
  • Preferred Skills

  • Rocket or Propulsion experience from University or in your spare time
  • Rocket Lab Employee Benefits :

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • 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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