LC1 Facilities Technician

Mahia, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3164804]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
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.


As Facilities Technician at Launch Complex 1 (LC-1), you will be responsible for ensuring the facility is always maintained to the highest standard. You will be required to work on planned and ad-hoc facilities maintenance and upgrades across the facility as well as providing support to the Launch Range team to ensure the smooth running of launch operations.

This position is based at Mahia peninsula and will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions.


Preferred skills & Expertise

  •  A qualified Fitter Welder with ASME IX certification (current or expired)
  • Trade qualification NCME Level 4 or higher
  • Mechanical assembly and maintenance experience
  • Experience with automated control systems
  • High attention to detail and quality workmanship is a must
  • Able to follow mechanical drawings and instructions
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
  • Able to work independently or in a team and prioritizes tasks effectively
  • Ability to work independently or in a team and prioritizes tasks effectively
  • Can-do attitude, enthusiastic, proactive and open to learning
  • Ability to work additional hours when required
  • Methodical work ethic with an excellent eye for detail

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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