Senior Recovery Engineer

Rocket Lab USA

Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides reliable space launch services and spacecraft manufacturing

Industrial & Manufacturing

$95,000 - $135,000

Base salary is only one part of Rocket Lab’s compensation package. Other benefits include company stock, stock options, cash incentives, and employee benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; 401(k) retirement plan options; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; paid parental leave; and other discounts and perks.


Washington, DC, USA

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, naval, marine, electrical, systems or aerospace engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years professional experience designing, building, operating or maintaining complex mechanical, marine or electrical hardware
  • Experience successfully leading a team through a challenging technical project or program
  • Develop a high performing team responsible for the design and development of all offshore Recovery assets needed to support Neutron downrange Recovery
  • Serve as technical expert for marine system designs & recovered flight hardware post processing required for Neutron Recovery
  • Collaborate heavily with Rocket Lab Engineering teams to ensure all systems are operational to support Neutron Recovery
  • Support Recovery system fabrication and testing both remotely and onsite as needed at Wallops Island as well as other facilities

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.

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Lakewood, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


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