Staff Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineer, Propulsion Test at Relativity Space

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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.  

Team:  

Relativity seeks a highly talented GSE Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This role falls under the Turbomachinery & Components organization.  We are responsible for designing, manufacturing, and testing turbopumps, valves, and dynamic components for the Aeon-1 and Aeon-R engines.  This position will provide outstanding contribution to the development of the Terran 1 and Terran R launch vehicles, as well as helping to build a world-class team.

What you’ll do:

Our mission is to change people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As Senior/Staff GSE Engineer, you will provide outstanding technical contribution and leadership to the organization as it builds its capabilities in testing of propulsion components.  You will build fluids test panels, custom tooling, and fixtures to automate the testing of various propulsion components.  You will collaborate closely with software engineers, manufacturing engineers and other stakeholders to design integrated systems optimized for maximum throughput. 

In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead projects in new application development.  You must have the passion, tenacity and resolve to work through challenging issues unique to component testing.  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 with a successful track record developing fluids panels and automated setups for testing of propulsion components.
  • Someone with demonstrated success collaborating with other build engineers, software engineers, and manufacturing engineers on integrated testing projects.
  • Someone with experience building strong teams and leading projects, directly and cross-functionally.

What you need to know:  

  • Degree in engineering or related technical field and 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in 3D computer aided design (CAD)
  • Basic GD&T experience
  • Ability to develop and review complex fluid P&IDs.
  • Knowledge of common fluid and structural components and instrumentation, such as valves, regulators, hydraulic actuators, pressure transducers, thermocouples, flow meters, accelerometers, strain gauges, load cells.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, material selection, inspection, precision measurement, and non-destructive testing.
  • Hands-on experience, particularly with common power tools, air tools, metalworking, welding, plumbing, hydraulics, manufacturing equipment, etc.

Nice to haves but not required:  

  • Degree in engineering or related technical field and 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to use machine tools such as a mill or lathe.
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment.
  • Experience working in a flight development program.

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

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

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.

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
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
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
Parking
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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