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Senior Ground Systems Engineer

Company: Rocket Lab
Location: Wallops Island
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and we're adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented. Senior Ground Systems Engineer Based out of Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) in Wallops Island, VA, the Senior Ground Systems Engineer, is responsible for leading the design, build, testing and commissioning of mechanical launch pad and local test sites for Neutron, including fluid systems, supporting structures and mechanisms. You will support the Director of Test and Launch Operations and Ground Systems team, supporting Neutron development and test at Wallops Island. What You'll Get to Do

  • As the Senior Ground Systems Engineer you will be responsible for design, draft, and analysis of launch range systems including but not limited to:
    • Cryogenics
    • Vehicle Support equipment
    • Component selection: Mechanisms, valving. piping, filtration, flow, pressure and temperature measurement, system feedback etc.
    • Gas systems
    • P&IDs
    • 2D & 3D modeling using CAD software
    • Design for high-vibration, harsh, and hazardous environments
    • Launch vehicle umbilical and interfaces
    • Develop and maintain BOMs
    • Interact with suppliers and internal teams
    • Support certification of launch pad systems where applicable
    • Support maintenance program development You'll Bring These Qualifications:
      • Mechanical, process or structural engineering degree or equivalent
      • 8+ years' industry experience
      • Experience with design, commissioning, operation and maintenance of fluid systems to national and/or international codes and standards
      • Experience leading complex engineering projects
      • Hands-on experience with fluid equipment or testing apparatus
      • Ability to read, understand, and produce P&IDs These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:
        • Experience with launch pad systems OR oil and gas, process, mining, or other similar industry. This role is not limited to those with prior launch system experience.
        • Experience with NX, Teamcenter, Draftsight would be an asset
        • Experience with Structural design and analysis.
        • Experience with design of fluid systems to PEPCR, ASME, ASTM and/or NASA Ground system standards would be an asset Important information: FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY: To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State. Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Keywords: Rocket Lab, Hampton , Senior Ground Systems Engineer, Other , Wallops Island, Virginia

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