Propulsion Test Manager
Updated on 9/7/2023
Rocket Lab USA

501-1,000 employees

Aviation & Aerospace Component Manufacturing
Company Overview
Founded in 2006, Rocket Lab is an end-to-end space company with an established track record of mission success. We deliver reliable launch services, spacecraft components, satellites and other spacecraft and on-orbit management solutions that make it faster, easier and more affordable to access space.
John C. Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
Experience Level
Aerospace Engineering
  • 8+ years industry experience
  • Engineering degree
  • Experience from previous employment that meets engineering experience title and skills
  • Demonstrated skills within the rocket propulsion industry where applicable to deliver required company outcomes
  • Proven track record of leading a team to deliver multiple complete and successful engineering projects from conception to operation
  • Broad experience in propulsion testing and operations that may include one or more of the following:
  • Serve as the Manager of the team of engineers and technicians who run liquid rocket engine propulsion tests
  • Design, construct, operate and maintain propulsion test facilities
  • Generate and execute detailed test procedures
  • Review and interpret test data for facility health and engine performance
  • Specify and procure components and propellants
  • Manage vendors and subcontractors
  • Plan and oversee facility schedule
  • Support requirements development in conjunction with the propulsion design team to establish needs for test sequencing
  • Establish requirements for new facility capability
  • Contribute to configuration management, quality, cost, and process control
  • Be an advocate for safety of the test team and the test stand operations
Desired Qualifications
  • Masters or PhD in an engineering discipline
  • Direct experience with liquid natural gas or liquid methane as a rocket propellant
  • Demonstrated excellence in leading a test program from concept to completion
  • Background of technical expertise in sub-component to full flight system testing
  • Software development for data acquisition and control systems
  • Working knowledge of complex IT systems associated with propulsion testing