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.

­­­­­­ SolAero by Rocket Lab is a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications. We are the world’s only vertically integrated, end-to-end supplier of satellite solar arrays.  SolAero’s proven flight heritage, high volume production capability and technology position us to service the world’s most demanding satellite applications.  Since 2001, SolAero solar cells or panels have supplied primary power to over 480 successful space missions.


  • EH&S: Functions include setting up, mixing and/or delivering production chemicals used in a manufacturing or process area where the accuracy of chemical composition is important (e.g. wafer, ink toner, media) in process operation.  Works from written and verbal instructions.  Removes and disposes of waste chemicals, solvents and acids.  Performs maintenance and cleaning of production growth tools and accessories.  May profile production tools and clean up chemical spills.
  • Facilities/Equipment: Performs support function to the Facilities/Equipment Maintenance technicians. This work requires physical labor and is often performed outdoors as well as indoors.
  • Job Complexity: Works on assignments that are routine in nature, requiring limited judgment.  Has some role in decision-making.
  • Supervision: Normally receives detailed instructions on all work. Works under close supervision.
  • Must be able to complete training and testing required to perform work while utilizing a Full Face Air Purifying Respirator (APR) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).


  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks while utilizing proper PPE, including SCBA. (Training provided)
  • Ability to follow simple verbal and written instructions
  • Able to complete in-house training and testing related to general OSHA guidelines and forklift operation.
  • Ability to perform facility equipment operational and preventive maintenance procedures, routine handling, storage, delivery, tracking and disposal of chemicals, gases and hazardous waste.
  • Respond to customer service requests.
  • May conduct routine safety inspections
  • Support production equipment installation.
  • Maintain facility data collection requirements, documents, records and procedures.
  • Identifies non-conformances when they occur and participates in finding the solution to the nonconformance.
  • May participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team.
  • Deploys the Quality Management System as it applies to the scope of work.


  • Authority to stop any process that threatens the well-being of any SolAero employee.
  • Authority to initiate Corrective Action when a nonconformance is identified and stop the process when a nonconformance is found.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Acquires job skills and learns company policies and procedures to complete routine tasks.
  • Verbal and written communication skills are necessary as this position may interact with all facets of production and quality.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units’ weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions.
  • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.


  • HS or equivalent.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 1 years of related experience.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Delivers clear, accurate, honest messages that inspire and drive commitment.
  • Listens and encourages open expression of ideas and options.
  • Understands SolAero’s mission and adapts those messages to fit different audiences.
  • Honors the value of the team’s time by effectively managing meetings and communications.
  • Promotes a free flow of ideas throughout SolAero.
  • Makes Effective Decisions – Gathers, organizes and evaluates relevant information in order to assess situations, make decisions and solve problems.
  • Makes fact-based decisions consistent with SolAero’s goals.
  • Asks for input when needed in order to make the best decisions possible.
  • Makes sound decisions quickly, even with limited, or new information.
  • Seeks alternative solutions that are “out of the box”.
  • Challenges the status quo and “the way we have always done it.”
    * Management understands the importance of business metrics, communicates them, and uses them to make decisions.
  • Customer Driven
  • Makes decisions and acts in the best interest of the customer.
  • Serves as the customer’s trusted advisor.
  • Understands customer needs by proactively meeting expectations and providing appropriate solutions.
  • Values the long term customer relationship.
  • Monitors customer satisfaction and takes appropriate action to resolve concerns.
  • Inspires Others – Fosters an environment of excellence through high performance standards.
    * Management sets clear objectives, gives constructive feedback, mentors and coaches, takes corrective action steps, and recognizes accomplishments.
  • Assumes different roles based on the needs of SolAero or the team.
    * Management maximizes talent of others and grows high performers.
  • Believes that how you get results is as important as getting results.
  • Earns the trust of others by delivering and by “walking the talk.”
  • Assumes positive intent in others.
  • Displays Self Leadership
  • Places SolAero interests above own interests.
  • Seeks, as well as provides, constructive feedback.
  • Listens to feedback and takes corrective action or modifies own behavior as appropriate.
  • Learns, and helps others learn, from mistakes.
  • Works well with others and is respected by them.
  • Exhibits strong commitment to business ethics
  • Results/Execution
  • Takes personal accountability for planning, organizing and prioritizing work to achieve measurable results.
  • Committed to increasing shareholder value.
  • Sets aggressive goals and accepts accountability for their achievement.
  • Creates a sense of urgency, and quickly shifts course, if required, to assure effective execution.
  • Drives action toward defined metrics, and refuses to accept falling short, by quickly responding to below target performance.

* Note:  These competencies only apply to positions with supervisory responsibility.


The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee frequently is required to perform work while utilizing a Full Face Air Purifying Respirator (APR) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
  • The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Cleanroom protocol is required.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However,  employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or  applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay  of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have  access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to  a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,  proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the  employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish  information. 


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To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, 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.


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