Full-Time

Sr. Spacecraft Mechanical Engineer

Rocket Lab USA

Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides reliable space launch services and spacecraft manufacturing

Hardware
Industrial & Manufacturing
Aerospace

$105,000 - $205,000

Stock, Stock Options, Cash Incentives

Senior

Long Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
CAD
FEM/FEA
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering; or other engineering discipline
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • 5+ years of mechanical engineering experience
  • Experience with CAD modeling and drawing
Responsibilities
  • Support the Business Development team with proposals and mission concepts
  • Develop high performance and lightweight satellite systems, mechanisms, and satellite bus configurations for our customers
  • Develop concepts and satellite configurations for high value science and interplanetary missions
  • Define what mechanisms look like on a modern satellite system/bus
  • Own component designs from conceptual design through production, test, and operation
  • Perform hand-calcs and FEA to drive design decisions
  • Lead key component design, manufacturing, and test reviews
  • Create and maintain product definition through CAD, production drawings, and test and operations procedures
  • Manage development schedules, vendors, budgets, and other project deliverables

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.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

$1.5B

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Founded

2006

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

19%

1 year growth

56%

2 year growth

122%