Lead Propulsion Technician

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:

At Relativity, we reimagine the way rockets are built and flown. We are redefining design, manufacturing, and operational processes to create the first 21st-century aerospace company. The Relativity Propulsion Team is responsible for developing and producing our Aeon series of engines used to power the Terran 1 launch vehicle. We are seeking a highly talented Lead Propulsion Technician who will be responsible for executing and improving manufacturing operations to produce high quality propulsion devices of the future.

 
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
To help achieve our exciting and ambitious goals, as a Lead Propulsion Technician you will:
  • Execute daily operations to produce development, qualification, and flight hardware facilitating propulsion and company goals.
  • Work closely with manufacturing and design engineering to improve processes and product designs.
  • Manage team of technicians ensuring daily tasks are clearly defined and executed to meet production schedule.
  • Establish and enforce preventative maintenance requirements for company assets.
  • Dictate safety protocol for manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Lead 5S activities to eliminate waste and streamline production processes.
  • Establish min/max reorder systems for consumables and PPE.
  • Provide input and direction to operations team for high volume production scaling, including but not limited to equipment, facility, and personnel needs.
 
 
Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate for this role is a self-starter and a natural leader, with 5+ years of experience in an aerospace production environment. Demonstrated pride in workmanship and safety is required, and experience with propulsion test and assembly equipment is a major plus. Ability to swiftly manage time and prioritize tasks with a team goal in mind is essential.

 

 Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience in aerospace production environment
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated high quality workmanship on complex components or systems
  • Proficient with email communication and experience interfacing with business software (ERP)
  • Experience running and/or working around high-pressure systems
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills, experience training others on manufacturing processes
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work non-standard shifts, overtime, and weekends as required

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 2+ years working on propulsion components or systems
  • Experience with component and system proof and leak test operations
  • Experience running DMLS machines or post-processing printed components
  • Experience commissioning high-volume production equipment
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) experience or certification
  • Trained to operate fork-lift and crane equipment
  • GTAW weld experience or certification

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

Relativity is located near LAX in an industrial complex where we take up 4 buildings. We are easily accessible from the 405, near Randy's Donuts!

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
Unconscious bias training
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
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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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