A&P + 2 yoe in aviation, aerospace, or similar performing; mechanical assembly, repair, rebuild & overhaul (R&O), or modification & maintenance.
About Rocket Lab
- Hardworking, motivated candidates passionate about the space industry.
- Strong attention to detail and emphasis on high quality workmanship.
- Proactive, willingness to learn/ask questions and provide ideas/recommendations.
Founded in June 2006 as a center for advanced space systems, Rocket Lab’s goal is to remove the commercial barriers to space by providing frequent launch opportunities to low orbit Earth.
Rocket Lab is rapidly expanding to meet the global demand for our commercial launch service. The Huntington Beach facility is seeking passionate, highly-skilled individuals who are comfortable working in a dynamic, technically challenging environment where they will be given ownership of processes from start-to-finish. We believe that an empowered and motivated workforce has been the cornerstone of our success and will be essential to our long-term growth as we redefine how the world accesses space.
Propulsion Assembly Technician
The ideal candidate will have an A&P license plus 1-3 year of experience in aviation, aerospace, or similar industry performing functions such as; mechanical assembly, repair, rebuild and/or overhaul (R&O), modification & maintenance, etc.
As a propulsion assembly technician for Rocket Lab you will be working on the build of the sub-assemblies for the Rutherford rocket engine.
The engine is a regeneratively cooled electrically driven pump fed rocket engine with LOx and kerosene propellants. It is the primary propulsion system of Electron. The engine consists of a thrust chamber, pumps, valves, plumbing, TVC actuators and motor controllers, to name a few mechanical components. This role is responsible for the assembly of these items and more for use on the engine. Specifically, day to day tasks will involve mechanical fitting, inspection, documentation and basic testing of these items. Superb hand skills are required with a good eye for detail to ensure all components meet the performance and quality requirements for spaceflight.