Why Rocket Lab?"Make everything you do a work of art." - Peter Beck Rocket Lab is redefining how we access space by providing frequent and reliable launch to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) - we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. Rocket Lab is the global market leader in dedicated small sat
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Rocket Engine Technician (A&P)

Rocket Lab Inc • 
Huntington Beach, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Why Rocket Lab?
"Make everything you do a work of art." - Peter Beck

Rocket Lab is redefining how we access space by providing frequent and reliable launch to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) - we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth.

Rocket Lab is the global market leader in dedicated small satellite launch, with a strong leadership team, solid financial backing and a full launch manifest. To meet the growing demand of dedicated small satellite launch, Rocket Lab is assembling a world-class team of technicians to build the Rutherford rocket engines.

Propulsion Assembly Technician

Rocket Lab in Huntington Beach, CA has multiple openings available in propulsion assembly. The ideal candidate will have an A&P license and experience performing aircraft engine teardown & rebuilds, R&O, or similar.

As a propulsion assembly technician, you will build Rutherford rocket engines. Rutherford is regeneratively cooled electric turbo-pump rocket engine with LOx and kerosene propellants. The engine consists of a thrust chamber, pumps, valves, TVC actuators, motor controllers, and other mechanical components.
Job Requirements:
 
Required Education & Experience
  • 4+ years of experience in engine assembly for the aerospace industry.
  • A&P and/or trade certified.
  • Knowledge of mechanical assembly tools, pressure testing equipment and welding preparation.
  • Knowledge of electrical assembly tools, bench testing and measuring instruments.
  • Able to time manage and work overtime (minimum 10 hours per week).
  • Attention to detail, methodical, tidy and careful work ethic.
Additional Information
  • Current schedule: Mon-Fri. 6am – 4pm.
  • Company supplied tools.
  • Excellent medical benefits, generous PTO, 12 paid holidays, 401(k) company match, and more.
Important Information:
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.
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