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Avionics Environmental Testing Technician

Rocket Lab USA
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
122 days ago

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 1,500 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.


Based out of Rocket Lab's Headquarters in Long Beach, California, the Avionics Environmental Test Technician will be working on the electrical and electromechanical assemblies of the Electron Launch Vehicle avionics, Rutherford Rocket Engine, and Photon Satellite Components. Testing will include a wide range of satellite and rocket components, from radios to space batteries, actuators to network switches, and cameras to transducers.


  • Day to day tasks will involve functional testing, bench testing, vibration, and environmental testing
  • Technical capability with testing apparatus is critical to ensure all components are tested to the appropriate levels to be accepted for spaceflight
  • Ensure all components meet performance and quality requirements


  • 3+ years of experience in electronic component assembly for aerospace applications
  • 5+ years of industry experience with vibration tables, vacuum, and environmental chambers
  • Experience with electrical assembly tools, bench testing, and measuring instruments
  • Experience with vibration tables, thermal environment chambers, and vacuum chambers


  • Experience with in-space electrical assemblies
  • Experience with LabVIEW
  • Knowledgeable in manufacturing process and continued product development
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Anechoic Chamber
  • Experience with TVAC chambers
  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to work overtime and long hours if needed
  • Eye for detail, as well as a methodical, tidy, and careful work ethic
  • Natural inclination towards software and IT systems
  • Industry or trade certified

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. 

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation package based on individual qualifications and experience, which may include cash or equity incentives. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$32$36 USD

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR .

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.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.



For 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 



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