Additive Manufacturing Technician

Huntington Beach, United States (USA), Rocket Lab [2531836]

Field(s) of expertise
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

As an Additive Manufacturing Technician you will be responsible for running the metal additive manufacturing machines in our Huntington Beach, CA facility for the Electron launch vehicle production.


As part of the Propulsion Production team you will work closely with the design and manufacturing engineers to develop and manufacture parts for Rocket Lab. This is important to provide vital feedback for continued production and design improvement.  The vast majority of printed parts will be for the Rutherford rocket engine It is a LOx/Kerosene regenerative cooled pump fed engine that is the workhorse for Rocket Lab’s orbital launcher program.


  • Minimum Requirements:
    • 2+ years of metal additive manufacturing experience
    • Excellent understanding of inner machine workings and external processes
    • Well practiced with machine set up, operation, maintenance and powder processing
    • Experience with high strength steels and nickel based alloys
    • Understanding of QA processes for additive manufactured parts
    • Excellent time management within a high pressure environment
    • Proven communication skills and capable of building strong working relations with co-workers
    • A methodical, tidy and careful work ethic
  •  Desirable Skills:
    • Engineering degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
    • Proficient in Magics, Solidworks and MS office
    • Experience with metallurgy and metal casting

Important Information: To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State. 

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