Mechanical Design Engineer (Fluids) at Relativity Space
At Relativity, we are redefining the way rockets are designed, built and flown. Starting with our proprietary and cutting-edge 3D printing technology, we aim to simplify and automate the manufacturing of rockets. This revolutionary approach enables us to make launch vehicles faster and more cost efficiently, allowing us to offer cost-efficient and short lead-time launch services to customers.
Relativity seeks a highly talented fluid mechanical design engineer to help achieve our ambitious goal of launching a 3D printed rocket. Reporting to the Lead Fluid Systems Engineer, the fluid mechanical design engineer will join a group of experienced launch vehicle analysts and engineers who are responsible for making the entire Terran 1 launch vehicle work. This position is ideal for engineers looking to make a direct impact on a variety of mission-critical systems and processes as a technical authority for fluid systems.
What you’ll do:
- Mechanical design including secondary structure and fluid components.
- Fluids and mechanical verification analysis. Hand calcs and FEA.
- Fluids routing and design trade studies
- Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA)
What you need to know:
- Design and analyze large sections of the flight fluids assembly.
- Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure design meets all requirements, both technical and schedule.
- Collaborate with Manufacturing and Integration Engineers to ensure success on first assembly.
- Bachelor’s degree, Associates Degree, Project Management Certificate
- 1+ years mechanical design experience
- Proficient in commercial CAD package (NX, CREO, Solidworks)
- Experience with GD&T
- Project ownership experience
- Manufacturing experience or experience interacting with vendors
Nice to haves but not required:
- 3+ years of CAD experience (Preferably NX)
- Ability to understand and build fluid system schematics (P&IDs)
- Experience with fluid system components (fittings, seals, valves, regulators, etc.) and system testing
- Familiarity with materials, fabrication methods, and quality control standards relevant to the aerospace industry
- Experience with cryogenic systems, high pressure systems designed for rocket boost and on-orbit phases.
- Ability to calculate pipe pressure drops, thermal expansion/contraction, and insulation requirements.
Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more! Learn more here!
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.