3D Printing (Additive Mfg) Technician

Rocket Lab - Huntington Beach, CA

About Rocket Lab
Founded in June 2006 as a center for advanced space systems, Rocket Lab’s goal is to remove the commercial barriers to space by providing frequent launch opportunities to low orbit Earth.

Rocket Lab is rapidly expanding to meet the global demand for our commercial launch service. The Huntington Beach facility is seeking passionate, highly-skilled individuals who are comfortable working in a dynamic, technically challenging environment where they will be given ownership of processes from start-to-finish. We believe that an empowered and motivated workforce has been the cornerstone of our success and will be essential to our long-term growth as we redefine how the world accesses space.

3D Printing (Additive Mfg) Technician
The ideal candidate will have experience as a technician working with 3D printers / additive manufacturing machines, however, candidates with experience on industrial machining equipment (e.g. mills/lathe) or production manufacturing machines (e.g. CNC) are encouraged to apply as well. Will train a technician with limited experience if candidate is hardworking, motivated, and willing to work extended hours and occasional weekends as needed.

Technician you will be responsible for running the metal additive manufacturing machines in our Huntington Beach 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.

Minimum Requirements
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.
2+ years of metal additive manufacturing experience.
Preferred 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.

Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.