General Hand (Propulsion Testing)

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3174762]

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 the 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 Test Facility General Hand you will work within the Test Facilities Team to ensure that the facilities are operational, and testing of the propulsion systems is completed on time. This is a rare opportunity to join the team as we transition to a state-of-the-art new test facility where, you’ll have access to the best equipment and learn from industry-leading mentors.

You will take a hands-on approach to supporting Rocket Lab’s new propulsion testing facility whilst working alongside the current test engineers and technicians. Daily tasks will include the transport of components and engineers between facilities, procurement and supply to support activities, maintenance, cleaning, and general testing operations support.

Key duties:

  • Test Operations Support – Transferring flight components and people between test sites and Rocket Lab’s head quarters
  • Test Facility Support – Assisting with test facility maintenance, cleaning, managing consumable stock levels and moving materials between sites


A proactive attitude towards your work and a willingness to take ownership of a facility is vital and to excel in this role it is vital that you are a mechanically minded individual.

Skills Required

  • 5+ years’ work experience, preferably gained within an engineering environment
  • Excellent hands on skills coupled with basic power tool skills
  • Proactive attitude towards improvements and an eye for detail
  • Capable of working well with a team or individually
  • Highly organised and able to problem solve
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic computing skills and experience with Word excel and email
  • The ability to work to deadlines.
  • A current driver’s license
  • Trade qualified preferred

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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