Propulsion Technician

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Team and Role Overview:

Relativity seeks a highly talented Propulsion Technician to join a rapidly growing space startup. This role falls under the Propulsion Manufacturing team.  We are responsible for assembling and testing engine components prior to final engine integration.  This position will provide outstanding technical contribution in the development of the Terran 1 launch vehicle, as well as helping to build a world-class manufacturing team. A high degree of autonomy and initiative is required.

 

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:

Our mission is to change people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As Propulsion Technician, you will develop the processes to assemble and integrate the Aeon-1 engine.  You will also assemble turbopumps, valves, thrust chambers, perform proof tests, and final engine assembly.  You must be able to work to a process plan, develop your own tooling and fixtures, and collaborate with design engineers to optimize your assembly process. 


Candidate Profile:

In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to drive their own projects to completion. You must have the passion, tenacity and resolve to work through challenging issues unique to rocket engines.  Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with multidisciplinary groups.  More specifically, we are looking for:

  • Someone who can assemble propulsion components and perform necessary check outs (turbopumps, valves, thrust chambers).
  • Someone who can execute a structural proof test.
  • Someone familiar with precision cleaning and working in a clean environment.
  • Someone comfortable sourcing, interpreting, applying knowledge from technical documents and specifications.
  • Someone familiar with precision measurement and technical drawings.
  • Someone who understands hazardous materials handling and safety,
  • Someone experienced with high pressure fluid systems, rigging, lifting, and transporting heavy materials with forklifts and overhead cranes.
  • Someone who can both execute and optimize a process.
  • Someone with strong communication skills, desire for growth, and willingness to collaborate with design engineers on a regular basis.

 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:  

In order to be successful in this role, you should have the following:

  • 3+ years of experience in assembling rocket engines and their components
  • Strong communication skills and ability to understand work instructions
  • Experience operating manual machining equipment and working with pressurized fluid systems
  • Experience with propulsion technician work, including structural proof, leak checks, clearance checks, and precision cleaning procedures.
  • Ability to train other technicians how to execute a process
  • Experience transitioning a process from first article to production

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:  

  • 5+ years of experience in assembling rocket engines and their components
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment
  • Experience working in a flight development program

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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