Avionics Components Assembly Technician

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [3063075CB]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing 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.


We are looking for a Component Technician to join our avionics production team on a 6-month fixed term contract.   The role will contribute to meetings Rocket Lab’s manifest targets by manufacturing and testing avionics components to the required standard.   You will manufacture avionics components using the following processes – PCB assembly, small electrical assemblies with harnessing and soldering.  Common hand tools you will have experience with are screwdrivers, pliers, spanners and soldering irons.  Specialist tools and equipment, you will use are wire strippers, torque drivers, milliohmeter, multimeter, DC power supply etc.


  • Demonstrate 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • A high work rate and the ability to work overtime and long hours if needed
  • A very high level of attention to detail and the ability to produce work to an exceptional standard of accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as autonomously
  • The ability to read, understand and follow manufacturing instructions and drawings

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