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Director of Fluid Systems - Neutron

Company: Rocket Lab USA
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Ref: 4590219003 - Type: (a) Full-timeRocket 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 1,100 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!The Director of Fluid Systems is responsible for the Neutron Launch Vehicle fluids systems, it's staff, operations and stakeholders. The systems are starting from a clean sheet design, a team needs to be created and direction to achieve the necessary product functionality with the required quality and cost objectives of the company. -Technical

  • 10+ years aerospace management or equivalent relevant experience
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Proven experience working to deadlines in a high-pressure environment
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of people of varying backgrounds, and to be adept at engaging with those people in a sensitive and appropriate manner.Relationships
    • Manage the team direction---to align with the CEO expectations---for product design and function
    • Manage relationship with---the---VP-Launch Systems---for alignment of department goals, function and output---to meet company expectations
    • Manage relationships and coordinate with stakeholders, effected parties, contractors and services involved with the fluid systemsManagement
      • Collaborate with other company managers and team leads to optimize resource and delivery of required company outcomes -
      • Administer company policies, systems and procedures -
      • Financial management of the fluid systemsCommunication
        • Clear communication to direct reports, senior management and across the company when required to share information timely and efficiently
        • Weekly reporting on the status of the system (progress, issues, timeline, support required etc.)
        • Monthly and annual reporting on quality, cost and delivery elements of the fluid systemsContracts and Compliance
          • Responsible for the commercial contracts for equipment, goods and services to support the fluids systems
          • Stakeholders are managed and appropriately informed of company requirements and activities
          • Ensure security requirements are upkept to meet company IP and ITAR control requirements
          • Ensure infrastructure and activities align with regulatory requirements of local and central governmentLeadership
            • Lead to achieve company vision and values
            • Lead by example on work ethic, decision making, attention to detail and attitude in all scenarios that are faced at the facility and by the teamUpkeep of direct reports (one on ones, goal setting, goal reviews, recognition, coaching and discipline) -
            • Recruitment of direct reports where required
            • Development of direct reports (mentorship, training and development)
            • Recognized leader within the industry and with stakeholders in the best interest of the company
            • Understand gaps in resources and manages these shortfallsDecision Making
              • Make concise decisions that result in the best quality, cost and delivery outcomes for the business
              • Understand when critical information is lacking to make decisions and drive to obtain this information in a timely manner
              • Understand when peer review is required for decisions and seek this review or sign off before proceeding -
              • Make sound decisions with minimal information to achieve the necessary outcomes for the business as appropriateOperations
                • Staff deliver fluid system design, build and test outcomes to the required quality and delivery schedule of the company
                • Work with existing and new company practices wherever applicable to deliver fluid system outcomes
                • Able to identify and optimize applicable company practices or process to improve quality, cost and delivery Important Information:
                  To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status

Keywords: Rocket Lab USA, Long Beach , Director of Fluid Systems - Neutron, Executive , Long Beach, California

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