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Pad Technician - Mechanical

Company: Rocket Lab
Location: Wallops Island
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Rocket Lab 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. Pad Technician - Mechanical Based out of Rocket Lab's new launch complex in Wallops Island, VA the Pad Technician - Mechanical is key to enabling LC-2 in delivering launches at the highest rate. With a focus on mechanical systems, you will be assisting a tight-knit team of technicians to build, integrate, test, operate and maintain critical launch systems and process launch vehicles. This role requires up to 12 weeks of nonconsecutive international travel to our facility in New Zealand What You'll Get To Do:

  • Fit-out, assembly & installation of launch pad systems such as heavy engineering structures, mechanisms, fluid lines and associated components, electrical and control hardware and RF equipment.
  • Preventative maintenance and inspection procedures
  • Pressure and leak testing of fluid systems
  • Precision cleaning of critical components
  • Troubleshooting mechanical issues on launch pad system
  • Support activities during launch -pad and vehicle integration and checkouts
  • Conduct routine maintenance and upgrades of the launch systems You'll Bring These Qualifications
    • Current U.S. Passport or willing and able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport
    • 2+ years of experience within an aerospace, industrial or relevant industry environment
    • Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics and/or fluid components
    • Previous experience in the assembly of large structures and mechanisms These Qualifications Would Be Nice To Have
      • Experience with launch campaigns
      • Experience using heavy equipment such as overhead cranes and forklifts
      • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces
      • Understanding of fluid systems - pneumatic, cryogenic and/or hydraulics preferred
      • Basic understanding of pressure, temperature and flow measurement instrumentation
      • Ability to read, understand and follow detailed schematics, drawings and instructions


Keywords: Rocket Lab, Hampton , Pad Technician - Mechanical, Professions , Wallops Island, Virginia

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