Rocket Lab is seeking an experienced, motivated, and dynamic process engineer to lead and mentor a team of junior manufacturing engineers.
You will be developing and setting up the production line and manufacturing infrastructure as well as taking responsibility for the development and implementation of robust manufacturing processes that will facilitate expansion of growing operations.
You will need to have strong aerospace production skills gained within a fast-paced start-up growth environment. The successful applicant will join Rocket Lab€™s growing team based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Senior Process Engineer€™s key duties
Leading and mentoring junior manufacturing engineers
Process design, implementation and optimization of the production line
Leading quality investigations and root cause analysis
Leading process mapping and re-engineering reviews
Drive the standardization of processes and implementation of metrics and best practices
Problem solving and troubleshooting issues on the production line as they occur
Provide technical support to the design team during the R&D process
Development of standards and procedures.
Ensuring that the relevant health and safety procedures are met.
Skills & Experience required for the role of Senior Process Engineer
An engineering degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace or an equivalent qualification
Practical hands on experience in mechanical assembly, avionics / electronics, composite manufacture
10+ years proven experience working in complex design / manufacturing environments. Ideally hand assembled production lines with large Bills of Materials
Working knowledge of Value Stream Mapping, Statistical Process Control, Lean, and 6 Sigma manufacturing techniques
Experience in the development of process documentation that will include standard operating procedures and work instructions
Proven team leadership experience with a background in recruitment, training and mentoring staff€¢ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships both within the organisation and externally with suppliers
A strong understanding of safety processes, and experience with hazardous goods handling
The ability to be un-phased by change