Full-Time

Fluid Component Engineer II

Posted on 5/10/2024

Rocket Lab USA

Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Space launch, spacecraft design, and manufacturing

Industrial & Manufacturing
Hardware
Aerospace

Mid

Long Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
CAD
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering
  • 2+ years of experience with mechanical design and assembly, CAD, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), 2D drawings, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Knowledge of metal and polymer material properties, fabrication, fastening, assembly and testing methods
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in structural analysis, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and electromechanical systems
  • Hands-on experience with prototyping, mechanical assembly and pressure testing
Responsibilities
  • Own fluid component designs from concept through launch
  • Create and maintain analytical models to size new components from first principles and predict sealing, force balance, structural and timing behavior
  • Create and maintain component product definition through CAD models, technical drawings, and test procedures
  • Lead key component design, manufacturing and test reviews
  • Manage vendor and internal schedules during design, build and test sprints
  • Hands-on building and testing of prototype components collaborating with machinists, build technicians, manufacturing and test engineers
  • Lead root cause failure investigations of hardware and implement design fixes to achieve reliability
  • Update existing component designs to address critical failure modes while reducing cost, and mass and increasing build rate
  • Review data from engine and vehicle test operations to validate component performance and diagnose anomalies

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.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

$1.5B

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Founded

2006

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

19%

1 year growth

42%

2 year growth

113%