Training & Development Manager

  • 0 yrs
  • $ Not Disclosed / YEAR

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Job Description


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.  


Based out of Rocket Lab's new site in Albuquerque, NM as part of the SolAero Technologies acquisition, the Training & Development Manager is responsible for supporting the business by developing, facilitating, and supervising training programs for employees. You will support the Director of Human Resources and HR organization, with deliverables required for internal leadership, board of directors, and investors.


  • Develop, implement, and promote a new corporate training program

  • Develop work instructions and other governance documents for training management, and train stakeholders on new processes

  • Monitor organizational growth and keep training relevant to the company’s needs

  • Oversee design, implementation, scheduling, certifications, and new training development

  • Review training products for accuracy and quality, and update as needed

  • Create and maintain robust records to manage schedules, documents, and certifications

  • Develop database and maintain internal processes for training to assist with SolAero employee development

  • Measure training efficiency through surveys, employee interviews, and management consultation

  • Employ continuous improvement to improve the quality, accuracy, and delivery of training

  • Serve as back up to the HR department and provide support with:

    • Development and updating of job descriptions

    • Salary analyses of new hires and promotions

    • Administering internship program

    • New hire orientation and training

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS – (Note: you must meet every qualification in order to be considered): 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of HR/training experience; OR 7+ years of HR/training experience


  • Experience with Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio, and be able to learn new program management software if implemented

  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced, and often changing environment

  • Experience with advertising, web-based applications, and visual products and posters

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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