Propulsion Technician at Relativity Space (Greater LA Area, CA)
Relativity is creating the first autonomous rocket factory. Our vision is to build the future of humanity in space – starting with rockets. Our competitive edge comes from the cost and lead time advantages afforded by radically simplifying designs using 3D printed parts. In order to execute on those advantages, we need strong a strong team of technicians to swiftly and reliably process critical hardware through the factory, and interface closely with a driven team of rocket industry veterans to make this cutting-edge technology a production reality.
As Propulsion Technician II, you will be on the front line of fabrication and assembly of the Aeon-1 engine. This is a unique opportunity to join an experienced team and build the skills necessary to create robust and highly tuned engine systems. You will be hands-on with hardware from day 1, so strong attention to detail and drive to grow your skills are necessary traits for the role. You will interpret work instructions and engineering drawings to complete the necessary tasks, while providing valuable feedback to the team on necessary improvements. This role will be involved in several in-house processes and support resources such as precision cleaning, hydrostatic proof testing, flow testing, and engine assembly.
In order to be successful in this role, you must be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to efficiently complete the task at hand. You must have the passion, tenacity, and resolve to work through challenging issues unique to rocket engines. You are someone who has come from a fast-paced aerospace environment, preferably in the space industry, and have worked hands-on while collaborating effectively with multidisciplinary groups. More specifically, we are looking for someone with strong communication skills, desire for growth, experience working with high pressure systems, and willingness to learn from and collaborate with engineering and technician staff.
Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:
In order to be successful in this role, you should have the following:
- Experience building high pressure fluid systems and running tests such as hydrostatic proof testing, pneumatic leak check, high flow testing.
- Experience performing quality inspections, repairing, and documenting work on critical aerospace hardware.
- Familiarity with electrical and mechanical system integration.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to read and interpret work instructions and engineering drawings.
- Flexible schedule and ability to work non-standard shifts, overtime, and weekends as required.
- Strong mind for safety - familiarity with proper use of PPE and adherence to OSHA requirements.
- Acute attention to detail and hand-eye coordination.
- Able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted.
- Able to stand for extended periods of time.
- High school diploma or GED.
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.