Additive Manufacturing Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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Team and Role Overview

Relativity is creating the first fully 3D printed rocket and the first autonomous rocket factory. Our vision is to build the future of humanity in space – starting with rockets.

We're building an additive team that's ready to discover, develop, create, and operate the most advanced additive manufacturing technologies in the world. In order to do that, we need strong, driven technical leaders, project managers and operators.

As an engineer in our small-scale additive production group you will be responsible for all powder bed operations and post processing. You will own all aspects of our Laser Powder Bed Fusion (SLM / DMLS / DMLM) printing and post processing, producing flight parts from raw powder. You will own the process from file prep, design for additive manufacturing, and powder purchase through post processing to final machining and qualification of flight hardware. You will be the primary point of contact for your hardware.

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

  • Serve as subject matter expert for additive manufacturing.
  • Continuously improve the entire organization's approach to additive.
  • Leverage expertise to inform design for additive and drive printing success and consistency to 100%.
  • Own all aspects of additive production.
  • Ramp production of additive hardware at to meet rate and quality requirements for production.
  • Continuously improve speed, quality, transparency, and responsiveness of additive production.

Candidate Profile

You're an experienced additive manufacturing engineer excited to apply your skills and knowledge. You have experience in a production environment and are excited to set up processes to consistently produce quality parts. You're as comfortable setting up production and quality systems as you are operating a printer, preparing build files, and improving designs. You're ready and excited to balance all these skills to work with minimal supervision and drive hard towards success and continuous improvement.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in powder based additive manufacturing or similar fields. 
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience working in a Lean production environment. 
  • Strong grasp of at least of the following: CAD program, design for additive manufacturing, and GD&T. 
  • Experience managing external vendors and supply chains.
  • Extensive experience interfacing with design engineering, manufacturing, and production personnel.
  • Self-starter that has demonstrated the ability to define and own a process from scratch and roll out that process through adept communication to a diverse team.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Degree in Material Science, Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, or another related field.
  • Working knowledge of typical manufacturing execution systems (MES) and quality management systems.
  • Experience designing, implementing and operating digital manufacturing execution systems and processes.
  • Experience with numerical analysis including fluid and structural (CFD, FEA).
  • Strong grasp of materials science and thermal processing of metals.
  • New product introduction of an aerospace hardware system into a manufacturing, test, and production system with proven success.
  • Working knowledge of laser and optical systems.
  • Experience with data collection and management (eg SQL).
  • Working knowledge of rocket propulsion systems.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R.  § 120.15 is required.

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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Location

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.

Nat

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.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!

Samantha

Talent Operations Coordinator

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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
401(K)
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
Parking
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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