Test Engineer II / Senior Test Engineer
Updated on 3/27/2024
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

Company Stage


Total Funding





Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
QA & Testing
Automation Testing
Manual Testing
Performance Testing
Quality Assurance
Security Testing
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or other technical field
  • 2+ years experience troubleshooting valves, actuators, regulators or similar fluid components during assembly, functional checkouts or while undergoing development and qualification testing
  • Experience developing and building safe, high pressure, pneumatic, hydrostatic, and cryogenic test stands
  • Experience with instrumentation, controls, and data acquisition systems
  • Master's or PhD in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or other technical field
  • Experience with aerospace component design, build & testing
  • Previous history of planning, building, activating & operating component test stands for development, qualification and production acceptance testing
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes common to fluid components
  • Experience with LabVIEW, Python, C, C++, MATLAB
  • Extensive experience using fundamentals of fluid and structural mechanics to solve component issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Lead design & build of the Neutron & Archimedes test area in Long Beach
  • Develop software for environmental testing and simulation
  • Own assembly, checkouts and development testing of Neutron testing stands
  • Develop the procedures & processes for component/engine tests that will form the baseline for the Neutron program into the future
  • Lead problem containment and root cause/corrective action investigations, when required
  • Quickly analyze and resolve manufacturing discrepancies and non-conformances
  • Collaborate with the quality team to identify and drive quality-related initiatives and improvements
  • Perform structured root cause analysis of in-process failures
  • Liaison between production, quality, supply chain and design engineering staff for complex problem solving and process changes
  • Identify, plan and execute capital equipment, machine, and layout upgrades to meet production requirements, including preparation of business cases
  • Lead the continuous improvement process via Lean/Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • Develop, introduce, and maintain new planning, production, quality, ERP, data collection and analysis, and other processes where none exist