Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview
Relativity seeks a highly talented Automation Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will help build the core of our robotic 3D printing and automation capability, via the development of world-class robotic hardware and software to manufacture orbital rockets. The Automation Engineer reports directly to Jordan Noone, Chief Technology Officer.
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives
Your main objective will be the successful implementation of multiple fully functional robotic printing cells. You will work with the design and manufacturing teams in order to develop, design, implement, and operate industrial robotic cells. On a day to day, you will be interfacing sensors and weld equipment with industrial robots, defining control architectures, writing robot software, writing standard operating procedures, and developing operating standards. You will also be managing vendors and participating in meeting planning, design/code reviews, milestone definition, and demonstration of results to the team.
Your other objectives will include delivery of printed launch vehicle components over the next 12 months.
You have ideally come from an environment where you have had to design, implement and operate industrial robotic cells. At Relativity, you will have autonomy over the management of the project, its timeline, and deliverables. This role is also a highly collaborative role in an intense startup environment—excellent communication skills is key in being successful in this role.
Minimum Requires Skills and Competencies
- BS or MS in electrical, computer, or robotics engineering
- Programming experience with a multi purpose language (C or C++ preferred)
- Familiarity with at least one scripting language (Python preferred)
- Familiarity with software development life cycle processes
- Familiarity with source code control systems such as Git
- Strong hands-on robotic programming experience, preferably with Kuka robots
Preferred Skills and Competencies
- Experience in automation and industrial robotics.
- Experience with industrial welding equipment and their integration in robotic cells.
- Experience with arc welding systems.
- Knowledge of power distribution, PLC, DSC, and industrial control panels.
- Familiarity in debugging robotic controller/interface issues.
- Familiarity with manufacturing communication protocols such as EtherCAT.
- Hands-on experience in setting up machine safety circuits.
- Ability to review part designs for automated production and provide feedback to design teams.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.
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