Manager – Neutron Vehicle Integration

Posted on 4/23/2024

Rocket Lab USA

Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Space launch, spacecraft design, and manufacturing

Industrial & Manufacturing


Bloxom, VA, USA

  • Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing engineering, or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience in overseeing the building and testing of hardware associated with a launch vehicle and its environments
  • Demonstrated proficiency in authoring comprehensive work instructions and procedures for assembly, test, and launch
  • Proven ability to interface with multidisciplinary functions of mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems
  • Demonstrated experience of Project Management principles in previous job experience(s)
  • 3+ years of experience building, managing, and developing an engineering team
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan for the integration, test and launch Neutron Launch Vehicle flight hardware
  • Responsible for developing and enabling day-to-day execution of the 1st and 2nd stage vehicle integration, propellant system, avionics, and AFTS
  • Provide hands-on support to the integration floor and integration team, promptly addressing any issues and driving innovation
  • Develop and refine inspection, repair/retrofit, assembly and system test procedures based on lessons learned
  • Design high-level vehicle maintenance architecture including build flow and test operations for maximum efficiency
  • Develop and run vehicle system level checkouts for initial and flown launch vehicle and components
  • Manage work procedures and documentation of non-conformances into actionable items and system improvements
  • Maintain integrated planning documents that are inclusive of Launch Vehicle configurations and work scope
  • Design and develop tools and hardware to enable vehicle processing and ensure required testing abilities
  • Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining a focus towards common project goals

Rocket Lab offers end-to-end space solutions, including reliable launch services, spacecraft design and manufacturing, and satellite components such as the Electron small orbital launch vehicle and the Photon satellite platform. Their technologies support various applications such as national security, scientific research, Earth observation, and communications.

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Lakewood, California



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