Senior Manufacturing Engineer


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Rocket Lab USA

Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Space launch, spacecraft design, and manufacturing

Industrial & Manufacturing


Essex, MD, USA

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or manufacturing engineering, or equivalent.
  • 5 + years of mechanical assembly and test experience.
  • Experience in the selection, procurement, and installation of manufacturing equipment.
  • Technical project management or manufacturing design experience
  • Advanced understanding of mechanical design principals
  • Identify, plan, and execute capital equipment, machine, and layout definitions to 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 mechanisms and mechanical components
  • 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

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.

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Total Funding



Lakewood, California



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6 month growth


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