Materials and Processes Engineer, Advanced Structures (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.  


At Relativity, we re-imagine the way rockets are built and flown. The Materials and Processes Team plays a crucial role in this mission by evaluating and improving the materials that make our rockets. We are searching for a Materials and Processes Engineer, Advanced Structures who will be responsible for serve as the primary M&P focal for all engineering activities on the launch vehicle structures product line.

What you’ll do:

  • Serve as the primary M&P focal for all engineering activities on the launch vehicle structures product line
  • Select, qualify, and implement conventional and novel materials and processes
  • Develop, implement, and maintain technical specifications and engineering standards across the company
  • Draft and execute statistically driven experimental design and process improvement campaigns
  • Support failure analysis and non-conformance resolution activities
  • Interface with:
    • R&D staff to identify, define, and fill technology gaps
    • Laboratory staff to characterize materials and processes
    • Designers to support design and drawing reviews
    • Manufacturing engineering to improve processes, troubleshoot issues, and facilitate operations
    • Quality assurance to facilitate specification compliance validation
    • Supply chain management to evaluate and audit suppliers
    • Leadership to elevate risks and overcome roadblocks

What you need to know:

  • Bachelor’s degree in materials science or engineering, or a related field
  • 3+ years of professional experience with structural aerospace materials and processes
  • Foundational understanding of metallurgical principles (e.g. structure-property relationships, basic thermodynamics and kinetics)

Nice to haves but not required:

  • 7+ years of professional experience with structural aerospace materials and processes
  • Thorough understanding of aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, and Fe/Ni/Co-based superalloy metallurgy
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of metallic joining processes
  • Understanding of cryogenic material properties
  • Familiarity with non-destructive evaluation techniques and limitations
  • Experience performing LOX/LNG compatibility assessments
  • Proven track record developing and executing corrosion control measures
  • Solid background in design of experiments and statistical process control
  • Highly accountable and execution-focused
  • Comfortable supporting interdisciplinary teams as the sole source of M&P knowledge, guidance, and restrictions
  • Desire to guide and mentor less experienced engineers
  • Wholistic and inclusive approach to people/team/culture development
  • Capable of balancing impartiality with respect for others’ viewpoints

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.

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

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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.


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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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