Senior Test Operations Mechanical Technician
Posted on 3/22/2024
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
Hardware
Aerospace

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.5B

Founded

2006

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

18%

1 year growth

49%

2 year growth

118%
Locations
John C. Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
CategoriesNew
Operations & Logistics
Production Planning & Scheduling
Quality Control & Compliance
Supply Chain Management
Requirements
  • High School diploma and 8+ years experience in test operations or in designing, building and activating test facilities
  • A background in collaborative work to accomplish difficult tasks
  • Knowledge of aerospace processes for pressure systems and cleanliness
  • Experience with high pressure gas and cryogenic systems
  • Passion for test operations facilities with evidence of personal and substantial contributions to similar projects
Responsibilities
  • Build facility systems of tubing, piping and mechanical structures
  • Directly support rocket engine hardware processing and checkout operations
  • Setup a new shop starting with an empty high bay
  • Adhere to best practices for pressure system fabrication, cleanliness and safety
  • Operate high pressure gas and cryogenic systems using detailed work instructions and proper PPE
  • Perform facility checkout and test operations safely while maintaining situational awareness and constant communication with others involved in the test activity
  • Both lead and be part of a team of technicians and engineers who setup and operate the test facility
  • Perform troubleshooting to resolve facility and test operations issues
  • Work hand in hand with the GSE teams to complete design, build, installation and checkout of facility systems