Receiving Inspection Technician

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3137083]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit.

Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab.

Our relentlessly innovative team is behind Electron, the world’s only truly commercial small satellite launch vehicle in operation today. With multiple orbital launches under our belt and a record of 100% mission success, we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference. Every day, we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.


At Rocket Lab, traceability and inspection are paramount to our quality and tracking processes. This role is a member of our team of qualified Quality Technicians. You will be responsible for ensuring all material that requires traceability is marked clearly, documentation is filed and stored correctly, and parts are supplied to production on time. Full training will be provided however you should be comfortable with engineering drawings, understanding inspection reports, administrative tasks, ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and be using protective equipment.


Essential skills

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Some experience working in a manufacturing environment ideally with experience around quality processes.
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings.
  • Ability to learn and operate new equipment safely.
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, self-motivated and open to learning new skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Well organised with attention to detail.
  • Robust communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships.

Important Information

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.

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