Senior Composites Technician

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3153734CBCB]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. 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 team is 500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!


As part of the wider Production team at Rocket Lab, the Composites team is responsible for building and assembling numerous parts of our Electron rocket, including but not limited to the fairing, vehicle structures, payload deployers and battery compartments. Exciting projects we’re working on right now are recovery and re-usability of Electron, increasing our launch cadence and we have been selected by NASA to deploy a satellite to lunar orbit as part of a pathfinding mission, You will get to see your work in orbit in a matter of months!

As a Senior Technician, you may be working autonomously in a specific work area and/or mentoring a group of Technicians and/or Apprentices. You will be responsible for signing off flight hardware, validating the quality of the product and ensuring no fault is passed downstream.


  • Trade qualified in relevant industry
  • Must be able to demonstrate 8+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as autonomously
  • Able to read and understand and follow manufacturing instructions and drawings
  • A high work ethic, always seeking more responsibility.
  • Ability to work long hours if required
  • Remains calm under pressure
  • Computer literate and comfortable using smart phones and tablets

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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