Production Test Technician

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [2793940CB]

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

About this job

Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit.

Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. 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 relentlessly innovative team is behind Electron, the world’s only truly commercial small satellite launch vehicle in operation today. With multiple orbital launches under our belt and a record of 100% mission success, we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference.  Every day, we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.


Working in the role of Production Test Technician at Rocket lab:

  • You will be responsible for running tests for vehicle components as the Electron progresses through the production process.
  • Rocket Lab offers the opportunity to work in a very dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • You will be responsible for the significant test infrastructure of vibration tables and vacuum chambers, along with other testing hardware
  • You will be required to use your creative and intuitive thinking to test the systems for performance and operation characteristics to ensure the ongoing success of Rocket Lab’s launch program.



  • Trade Certificate or equivalent qualification or experience
  • 5+ years hands on experience in industry, ideally gained in a practical testing role
  • A solid mechanical and electrical understanding with the able to demonstrate good hand skills with mechanical and electrical assemblies
  • Computer literate and comfortable working with windows or Linux operating system
  • Strong attention to detail – accurate documentation is essential
  • Excellent time management and the ability to work to deadlines within a high-pressure environment
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and engineering professionals
  • A methodical, tidy and careful work ethic


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