About The Role
Rocket Lab has a newly created position, Avionics Manufacturing Engineer, available for an experienced Engineer to join their California based team currently working on the production of the Electron Launch Vehicle.
As the first engineer in the avionics manufacturing team this is a unique opportunity to get in at the ground level and for the right individual, there is plenty of scope for future career growth.
Following initial training in New Zealand the successful applicant will be required to begin production of key avionics components in the USA and train additional Technicians to assist in production. You will be required to plan and support the build and manufacture of electronic systems including procurement support, assembly method, facilities / equipment planning and resolution of manufacturing, quality and reliability issues.
Avionics Manufacturing Engineer - Responsibilities
- Mechanical / electrical assembly of PCB assemblies into product chassis
- Building of small electronic sub-assemblies
- Production of small avionics wiring harnesses
- Functional testing of completed assemblies
- Training of additional staff
- Create and maintain relationships with local suppliers
- Estimate manufacturing costs, determine time standards, and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements
Avionics Manufacturing Engineer – Skills & Experience Requirements:
- Must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience
- BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or the equivalent qualification
- Background in manufacturing of electronics for high reliability aerospace / military systems.
- Knowledge of MIL/IPC standards for electronic systems and assemblies
- Experience in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware
- Exceptional communication skills and the ability to document work and write procedures
You must have the ability to work in New Zealand for an initial training period, this could be up to 3 months. Also, you will need to have the ability to make trips to the New Zealand facility for training and helping out as necessary. The role will otherwise be based in Los Angeles.
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.
Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here.