Principal Mechanical Engineer
Posted on 8/24/2023
INACTIVE
Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides reliable space launch services and spacecraft manufacturing
Company Overview
Rocket Lab, a comprehensive space company established in 2006, has a proven track record of mission success, offering reliable launch services, spacecraft components, and on-orbit management solutions. It stands out for its manufacturing of the Electron, the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket, and the Photon spacecraft platform, chosen for NASA missions to the Moon and Mars. With three launch pads at two sites, industry-leading flight software, and a commitment to cost-effective and efficient services, Rocket Lab is a leader in the space industry, making space access more affordable and faster.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Hardware
Aerospace

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.5B

Founded

2006

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

16%

1 year growth

40%

2 year growth

116%
Locations
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
CAD
CategoriesNew
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline
  • 12+ years of direct experience as a mechanical engineer
  • Experience working in the aerospace industry
Responsibilities
  • Design solar array mechanisms alongside the structural and electrical engineering team.
  • Review the conceptual design, prototyping, testing, optimization and initial production phases.
  • Work hands on with CAD, GD&T, mechanical systems, carbon composite manufacturing.
  • Provide technical guidance on proposals.
  • Develop qualification and testing acceptance plans as well as overseeing the testing and providing feedback on this.
Desired Qualifications
  • 7+ years of experience as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry
  • Direct experience in designing, developing, and testing spacecraft mechanisms
  • Advanced knowledge/skills in CAD modeling/drawing (Siemens NX, TeamCenter)
  • Rapid conceptual design iteration
  • Exceptional mechanical mechanism problem-solving skills
  • High level of hands-on development and testing experience
  • Experience with analysis and interpretation of test data (Thermal, Vibe)
  • The ability to take a product from concept through to production with little supervision