This newly created position offers a great opportunity for an experienced technician to join Rocket Lab€™s Propulsion team working on the Rutherford Engine.
In this position you will work with the team to ensure that the development, qualification and acceptance testing performed at the engine test facility and the stage test facility is carried out on time and to the level required.
In addition to supporting testing you will also oversee the facility infrastructure providing continual engineering support.
This includes immediate / preventative maintenance and facility upgrades to ensure that the facility remains capable of undertaken the volume of testing demanded of it without compromising the quality of the testing.
Key duties include cover four main areas test preparation, testing, facility maintenance and facility improvements.
Key tasks involved on a day to day basis will include
Undertaking full preparation for testing, including the installation / configuration of facility hardware and functional and diagnostic tests on facility and test articles
Supporting pre-test checks and engine and stage testing
Removal, disassembling and cleaning test articles and preparation for transport
Undertaking pre-test and post-test checks on the facility
Identifying and undertaking immediate and preventative maintenance to the facility
Assisting in the creation of facility improvement plans
To be a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer, Fitter / Turner or an equivalent qualification
Proven experience in the fabrication and machining of parts with excellent assembly skills
5+ years industry experience
A high level of attention to detail together with a methodical and careful approach to work
Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with manufacturing and engineering professionals
Experience with creating assembly and maintenance procedures
Proven experience working to deadlines