Mechatronics Engineer

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3143788CB]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

At Rocket Lab, we believe the future will be defined and enabled by access to space.  As a world leader in launch and space systems, we’re making that future a reality and enabling the ideas of tomorrow to reach orbit today.  We’re unlocking the potential of space and ushering in a new era of opportunity and exploration for the benefit of humankind.


We have an awesome opportunity for a Mechatronics Engineer to join our Manufacturing team.   We are seeking a lateral thinking who loves solving problems and looking for new solutions.  This role will focus on our mission and safety critical systems, developing strong relationships with NASA and FAA to ensure our hardware is ready to fly!  We need someone who understands our people and can innovate so we become more efficient and reliable to continue 100% mission.


Essential Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics or related.
  • 3+ years experience as a Quality or Mechatronics Engineer
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong communicator with prove ability to communicate and deliver clear and concise KPI’s
  • Can-do approach and flexibility to thrive around growing teams and processes
  • Python or C++


  • Experience with Siemens Team Center/Infor LN
  • Knowledge of production quality metrics
  • Experience transitioning products from prototypes to production
  • IQ/PQ process driven project completion
  • Understanding of instrumentation and electrical test equipment including power supplies, oscilloscopes, serial devices, temperature sensors
  • Understanding of electronic circuits, design principles and manufacturing techniques
  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems

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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