Manufacturing Engineer II
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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

Company Stage


Total Funding





Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Essex, MD, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or manufacturing engineering, or other technical degree.
  • 2+ years of composite manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in the selection, procurement, and installation of composite manufacturing equipment.
  • Identify, plan, and execute capital equipment, machine, and layout definitions to the meet volume requirements including preparation of business cases
  • Develop production processes and ensure they are accurately and clearly documented, including testing procedures, health and safety requirements and supervisor sign-offs
  • Design, develop, and implement tooling and equipment for use in a production environment where required to achieve safety, quality, delivery and cost requirements
  • Actively contribute to facility construction projects including requirements generation, design reviews and implementation support
  • Contribute to design reviews acting as an expert in design for manufacture, design for test, productivity, supplier capability assessments, quality control, etc.
  • Oversee introduction and implementation of new products and product revisions as related to the Neutron launch vehicle composite structure
  • Lead problem containment and structured root cause & corrective action investigations
  • Quickly analyze and resolve manufacturing discrepancies and non-conformances
  • Introduce automation where appropriate and ensure equipment data links directly to MRP and quality systems
  • Identify risks and improvements to develop the manufacturing engineering department to meet company needs
  • Develop and mentor less experienced engineers and technicians daily
Desired Qualifications
  • Working experience with capacity modeling, process mapping, Lean/Six Sigma and value stream mapping.
  • Experience with 3D CAD software and tooling design.
  • Experience in Automated Fibre Placement technology.
  • Experience both Autoclave and Out-of-Autoclave composite manufacturing techniques.
  • Experience with Non-Destructive Testing/Inspection of composite components.
  • Experience in qualification and acceptance testing of composite structural components.