Ground Systems Engineer II
Mechanical / Structural
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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
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
Bloxom, VA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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CategoriesNew
IT & Security
Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other technical degree
  • 2+ years' relevant engineering and/or hands on fabrication experience with large structures and mechanisms
  • Experience in the design of large structures and mechanisms
  • Ability to read, understand, and produce fabrication drawings
  • Experience with launch pad systems OR oil and gas, process, mining, or other similar industry
  • Experience with NX, Teamcenter, Draftsight, or equivalent
  • Experience with Structural design and analysis
  • Experience with software based analysis tools such as RISA, ANSYS, GFSSP, AFT, Thermal Desktop, or equivalent
  • Experience with design of fluid systems to PEPCR, ASME, ASTM and/or NASA Ground system standards would be an asset
Responsibilities
  • Design, draft, and analyze launch range systems including fixed launch pad asset design, vehicle support equipment, mechanisms, and high energy fluids systems
  • System sizing and analysis by hand calculation and numerical methods
  • Develop and maintain BOMs
  • Interact with vendors, suppliers, and internal production teams to optimize designs for manufacturability and/or confirm components are fit for purpose
  • Produce risk assessments, system hazard analyses and FMEA’s
  • Perform failure investigations and root cause analysis
  • Produce documentation including operator manuals, maintenance procedures, test procedures, and work instructions