About Rocket LabRocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. 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 team is 500 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.While other companies talk about it, we do it!About the roleAs part of the wider Production team at Rocket Lab, the Composites team is responsible for building and assembling numerous parts of our Electron rocket, including but not limited to the fairing, vehicle structures, payload deployers and battery compartments. Exciting projects we’re working on right now are recovery and re-usability of Electron, increasing our launch cadence and we have been selected by NASA to deploy a satellite to lunar orbit as part of a pathfinding mission, You will get to see your work in orbit in a matter of months!As a Senior Technician, you may be working autonomously in a specific work area and/or mentoring a group of Technicians and/or Apprentices. You will be responsible for signing off flight hardware, validating the quality of the product and ensuring no fault is passed downstream.Essential skillsTrade qualified in relevant industryMust be able to demonstrate 8+ years of relevant industry experienceExcellent communication skills both verbal and writtenThe ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as autonomouslyAble to read and understand and follow manufacturing instructions and drawingsA high work ethic, always seeking more responsibility.Ability to work long hours if requiredRemains calm under pressureComputer literate and comfortable using smart phones and tabletsAs well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.Important InformationFor security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html.