Junior CAD Administrator

Junior CAD Administrator

companyRocket Lab
locationAuckland, New Zealand
PublishedPublished: 4/27/2024
Full Time


Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.  

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!


Rocket Lab’s IT team is responsible for how our global teams access information and run operations across our computer systems, networks, and devices. Our hardworking IT team is a group of flexible problem-solvers working in a fast-paced environment but who also thrive under the challenge of supporting all of our proprietary systems and people, from finance to launch operations.


Based on site at Rocket Lab’s global headquarters in Auckland, you will be responsible on a day-to-day basis for the smooth running of our PLM system (Siemens -Teamcenter) and its integration with the CAD/CAM systems through engagement with our vendor and the end users. You will be the point person for communicating with developers or vendors on issues that need to be resolved and will implement upgrades and customizations of the PLM system.

While providing prompt user support and monitoring user activities are a core function of the role, you will also have a strong drive to improve our systems. You will work with the engineering and fabrication teams to implement solutions that help to accelerate design and manufacturing. This could include implementing standardized parts, BOM, alternate parts solutions, developing workflows & user support management.  You will also be willing to pitch in where needed and assist with surge modelling/drafting support.


  • Interface with the PLM vendor/Teamcenter administrator for troubleshooting and improvements.
  • Contribute to improvements in PLM processes and the resulting changes in NX and supported CAD systems.
  • Work with the Teamcenter administrator to review and evaluate Teamcenter and NX releases.
  • Assist and coordinate with the internal IT team as needed for PLM software upgrades and CAD user admin activities.
  • Work with users to develop/update tool customizations to improve efficiency.
  • Drive the development and maintenance of common parts and features.
  • Keep abreast of new versions, features, and modules and disseminate information to the user community.
  • Provide operational support to Teamcenter users including managing user access, permissions and licensing.
  • Support/Deliver training to new and existing staff.
  • Create and maintain documentation for user support processes.
  • Drive continuous improvement and implement strategies for improving PLM integration and efficiency.


  • 2+ years of experience supporting a PLM engineering team.
  • Experience with implementation of CAD integration on Teamcenter PLM.
  • Experience with developing and deploying new features of Teamcenter.
  • Coding & architecture skills in Teamcenter client, server customization, Teamcenter services customization.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Siemens NX experience. 
  • Modelling and drafting experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a creative and collaborative environment.


  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed.

If this sounds like you, Apply today! 


We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.   

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 here.

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 g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.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 ITAR Regulations.