3D Printing Technician at Relativity Space (Greater LA Area, CA)

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Company Overview:

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.  


Relativity seeks 3D Printing Technicians to join a rapidly growing space startup. This is an hourly position of 8 hour shifts during weekdays (Monday-Friday) with 2nd and 3rd shifts (over-time opportunities when needed) and weekends required at times. As a 3D Printing Technician, you will be responsible for running and maintaining multiple of the world’s largest 3D printers simultaneously. Printing operations run twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

What you’ll do:

To support our mission to reimagine the way rockets are built and flown, you will be joining our Additive Manufacturing team in crafting the operational procedures for our 3D printers for rockets. This includes:

  • Execute daily operations to produce development, qualification, and flight hardware facilitating structures and company goals
  • Work closely with manufacturing and design engineering to improve processes and product designs
  • Assist with set up and operation of our large 3D printers
  • Learn periodic maintenance of robotics and weld equipment
  • Support production process under the direction of engineers and managers
  • Establish and enforce preventative maintenance procedures for company assets 

In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in running complex machines in a fast-paced production environment. You constantly tinker and work to understand and improve all machinery you touch. You have excelled in your career through an intense attention to detail, enormous pride in your work, and a constant desire to improve. You're passionate and excited about building humanity's future in space. 

What you need to know:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Experience using hand tools (grinders, torque wrenches, etc.).
  • Experience using computer systems for data monitoring
  • Ability to work safely and effectively communicate with co-workers
  • Demonstrate proficiency in teamwork and a strong work ethic

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift/push/drag 50 lbs of weight.
  • Must be able to hold a power tool for at least 30 minutes at a time.
  • Need to be able to plasma cut while wearing full PPE, leathers, weld helmet, heavy gloves for at least 30 minutes at a time.
  • Capable of spending a full shift monitoring prints, staying awake, alert, and active the entire time.
  • Must be comfortable with wearing a power air purifying respirator. Need to pass medical evaluation by nurse.
  • Need to be able to work from heights above 20 feet.
  • Technician should be comfortable entering a print cell during the printing process wearing full welding PPE.
  • Need to be able to take measurements and check stick out during a print while wearing a weld helmet and full welding PPE.
  • Assuming a technician fits, they need to be comfortable inside confined spaces for at least 30 minutes and possible longer for confined space operation

Nice to haves but not required – if you do not meet all of these criteria, you should still apply:

  • 3+ years of metal fabrication experience
  • Prior experience working in a machine shop with CNC knowledge 
  • Experience working within a manufacturing or production environment
  • Proficient with email communication and experience interfacing with business software such as an ERP
  • Basic metallurgy knowledge of materials and joining processes
  • Ability to perform basic shop mathematical skills such as fractional math and trigonometry
  • Certifications from an accredited welding school
  • Ability to meet deadlines and have a “whatever it takes” attitude to complete assignments
  • Practical mechanical knowledge
  • Open to work an hourly position of 8 hour shifts during weekdays (Monday-Friday) with 2nd and 3rd shifts. Weekends as needed.

We believe varied perspectives & backgrounds strengthen our team. Prior experience in aerospace is not required.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual Learning & Development stipend and more! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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3500 East Burnett Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is very interesting--from the large and colorful art pieces on the walls to the large (and small) rocket parts all over. We also have screens all over that are casting live streams of our testing and manufacturing floor. You just feel like you are seeing the future of manufacturing unfold right before your eyes.


Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.


CEO and Co-Founder

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Annual learning and development stipend of up to $2,000.
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Paid industry certifications

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