Senior Launch Mechanical Engineer at Relativity Space

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Team and Role Overview: 

Relativity is seeking a highly talented Launch Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team in Los Angeles, CA.  This role will play an integral part in designing, building and operating the launch site.  As a Launch Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for some of Relativity’s critical launch infrastructure and GSE projects.  This role is part of Relativity’s Launch and Infrastructure team, which oversees launch site design & build, launch operations, and new infrastructure projects.  This role will report directly to the Director of Launch.

 

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives: 

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.

As a Launch Mechanical Engineer, you will have a major role in the development, build, and operation of launch site hardware that interfaces directly with the vehicle, ground support equipment, test fixtures and tooling.  This role is responsible for the entire life cycle of the projects, from conceptualization to design, prototyping, manufacturing, testing, and implementation.


Candidate Profile: 

As a Launch Mechanical Engineer, you will be at the forefront of creating a world class orbital launch site.  In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead projects into completion.  Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups.  Pressure around timelines, cost, and quality unleash the best in you, while finding creative ways to optimize across trade-offs.  This role requires the highest attention to detail, while being able to abstract from day-to-day challenges while ensuring alignment on high-level objectives.  Excellent judgement and analytical skills are a must, as well as a high degree of professional ethics and integrity.  You bring curiosity for our unique technology and our production processes and are eager to develop a next generation launch site.

Day to day, you will be working within our CAD program (NX) as well as performing some FEA (Nastran and/or ANSYS) or hand calculations.  You will also be working with the Launch Site Civil & Infrastructure team, various vehicle engineering teams, the test team, and be involved in writing and/or reviewing procedure to test or use the equipment you design, analyze and build.  You will also work with in-house and outside fabrication companies to get your parts built.

 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline (mechanical, aerospace, or equivalent)
  • 5+ years of experience in a full cycle design engineering role
  • Experience working with AFSPCMAN 91-710
  • Experience with various standards, including American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) 360, American Concrete Institute (ACE) 318, and American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1, ASTM, ASME, NASA, DoD, NFPA, API, and SAE
  • Experience with CAD (NX, Creo, Solidworks)
  • Complex structural analysis capabilities
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • High organizational skills in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to perform and manage technically complex projects using independent judgment and personal initiative
  • Recognize and act on opportunities; maintain flexibility to adjust as requirements shift of constraints change
  • Ability to create drawings and use GD&T effectively

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • 7+ years’ experience with advanced degree
  • Experience Working with DOD, USAF, and NASA
  • Experience in the aerospace (rocket) sector
  • Extensive experience with NX
  • Experience with ANSYS and FEMAP
  • Experience with Launch GSE Operations
  • Experience with large steel & aluminum structures
  • Experience with mechanisms
  • Experience checking drawings and reviewing GD&T


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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Technology we use

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    • CreoDesign
    • ANSYSDesign
    • JIRAManagement

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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