Rocket Lab USA
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.
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.
This is a rare opportunity to play a key role in Rocket Lab’s evolution into an end-to-end space company that delivers launch, spacecraft, and on-orbit operations. The Space Systems Division is shaping Rocket Lab’s future with Photon, our brand of high-performance satellites, enabling innovative missions in low Earth orbit and beyond including missions for NASA to LEO, the Moon, and Mars and commercial customers, including leading the design and manufacture of 17 high-power telecommunication spacecraft buses for Globalstar.
Rocket Lab is also growing our spacecraft components business, anchored on the acquisition of Sinclair Interplanetary manufacturing reaction wheels and star trackers in Toronto, SolAero Technologies manufacturing solar power and primary structure solutions in Albuquerque, Planetary Systems Corporation manufacturing launch separation systems in Silver Spring,
and Advanced Solutions, Inc., provider of flight and ground software as a service in Denver. Our components business is key to vertically integrating our spacecraft solutions and enabling constellations for customers.
Environmental Health and Safety Manager
The Manager develops, implements, coordinates and directs all EHS policies, procedures, record maintenance and practices with respect to protecting the environment, SolAero property and assets, ensuring the safety and health of all SolAero employees, contractors, customers and visitors. The Manager is responsible for a comprehensive EHS program and demonstrates accountability for functional departments and broad company objectives. The Manager integrates and develops processes that meet or exceed EHS requirements,
and business needs across the organization. He/she manages complex issues within functional area(s) of expertise and is involved in long-term planning and contributes to the overall business strategy.
WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:
- Ensure site compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health and safety regulations and company policies; for the reduction of risks associated with manufacturing operations and for guiding campus focus on environmental sustainability.
- Maintains EHS contingency plans, including fire prevention, and procedures for controlling hazardous spills in accordance with government regulation and insurance company requirements.
- Participates in Operations Metric Reviews, providing updates to EHS related metrics in alignment with Operations Goals and Objectives.
- Responsible for regular inspection schedules for workplace safety audits.
- Directs training sessions for emergency preparedness, confined spaces, electrical safety, machine guarding, fall protection, forklift safety, etc.
- Maintains records of hazardous waste, air emission permitting, and water pollution discharge, as well as industrial health monitoring and records of employee hazard exposure according to regulations (OSHA, EPA, DOT, RCRA etc.).
- Maintains accident statistics, analyzes trends and proposes/takes remedial action where necessary. Investigates and arranges for all accidents and near-misses to be investigated, prepares report of findings, including recommendations to prevent recurrence and implements approved course of action.
- Develops procedures to ensure that contractors, suppliers, consultants and other irregular visitors to SolAero comply with relevant legislation and safety policies.
- Represents SolAero with local and national health, safety and environmental bodies.
- Manages and controls SolAero’s recycling and waste management procedures.
YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health, environmental science, or related discipline.
- 10 years of experience in semiconductor industry, consulting, or with a regulatory agency.
- 5 years managerial experience.
- Knowledgeable of EHS Federal/State/Local regulations (OSHA, EPA, DOT, RCRA etc.)
- Demonstrated success in Process Safety Management standard implementation/operation.
THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:
- Experience in program development.
- Hands-on experience in the handling, storage, manifesting and disposal of hazardous wastes including employee training and record keeping provisions.
- Knowledge of industrial hygiene sampling strategies.
- Microsoft Office computer skills with both word processing and database
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
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.
- Required to regularly stand, sit, walk, bend and stoop.
- Required to work inside and outside of facility buildings.
- Ability to work in environments with moderate noise levels.
- Ability to move up to a 55-gallon drum using a manual dolly.
- Ability to lift up to a 40-pound box occasionally.
- Ability to repeatedly lift up to 10-pound bottles.
- Ability to correctly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as, but not limited to: Bunny-suit, Air-Purifying Respirator (APR), Full-Face Respirator, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or air line.
BENEFITS AND LOCATION:
- Relocation eligible to local area – Albuquerque, NM – depending on position
- 9/80 schedule
- Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)
- 401k match up to 3%
- 10 paid company holidays and 16 days of PTO
- Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
SolAero by Rocket Lab is based in Albuquerque (ABQ), in the heart of New Mexico. ABQ offers both affordability and easy access to the outdoors and rich cultural centers such as museums and art galleries. With almost 300 days of sunshine a year, but also proximity to secluded ski slopes, there’s something for everyone who loves the outdoors. You’ll also find plenty of opportunities to try authentic New Mexican cuisine – a delicious blend of traditional Native American foods mixed with roasted green chiles. Fun fact: ABQ is the hot air ballooning capital of the world! It’s for all these reasons and more that New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment.
FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:
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.
FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:
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 ITAR Regulations.