Mechanical Production Manufacturing Engineer


Mechanical Production Manufacturing Engineer

Rocket Lab USA
  • New Zealand


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About the role

The Mechanical Production Manufacturing Engineer enables the production team to achieve the required production rates with the right quality.

They are responsible for supporting all aspects of production at Rocket Lab. This is delivered by taking ownership of products released to production, removing production blockers, dispositioning non-conformance tickets, performing root-cause analysis, and implementing corrective actions.

The Manufacturing Engineer is also responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and procedures, leveraging their strong working knowledge of both the product and best-practice manufacturing techniques.

Manufacturing Engineers are also expected to work with the production team to develop manufacturing best practices, optimising processes for production, and implementing new processes through prototyping, test, and integration.

The role requires a background in mechanical system design, analysis and/or assembly.

Essential skills
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related
• Hands-on technical experience debugging complex mechanical systems within a Manufacturing environment
• Strong communicator, with proven ability to deliver KPI’s with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
• Can-do approach and flexibility to thrive around growing teams and processes
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Proven risk assessment and risk-based decision making skills

Desired Skills
• Experience with ERP/PLM Systems - Siemens Team Centre / Infor LN
• Computer Aided Design experience, preferably with Siemens NX
• Knowledge of production quality metrics
• Working experience with environmental acceptance/production acceptance testing, such as vibration, shock, thermal, and vacuum
• Understanding of instrumentation, interfaces, and sensors including power supplies, accelerometers, thermocouples, RTDs, and pressure sensors
• Demonstrated experience with DFMEA, PFMEA methodologies, Fault Tree Analysis, Pareto analysis, root cause and corrective action
• SPC knowledge and experience applying statistical methods to track process capability and performance
• Proven ability to deliver new product implementation activities on time and to budget
• Familiar with engineering change processes and implementation in production environments
• Experience designing and implementing tooling to support production hardware or development article testing

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits
• The opportunity to work on innovative technology
• An employee stock purchase program
• Access to world leading experts to develop your career
• Rocket Lab merchandise – T-shirts, mission patches etc.
• Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross
• Additional parental leave entitlements
• A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year

All applications are considered and reviewed, apply now!


Category : Mechanical Engineer
Posted : January 31, 2023
Salary : N/A

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