Structures Manufacturing Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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Team and Role Overview

The Manufacturing team at Relativity Space pulls together the efforts of all other design, additive, vehicle and manufacturing teams to deliver flight-ready vehicles for test and launch.  To meet our goals, we will design for manufacture and build best in class manufacturing, test, and quality control processes to keep our team moving fast while still producing high quality, well understood products. The Structures Manufacturing Engineers will be responsible for taking primary structures from the Additive Development team and manufacturing them into Integration-ready structures assemblies. The scope of work includes printed assembly design for manufacturing, part logistics, post-processing, trim/drill operations, joining operations, and mechanical assembly operations.  

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

  • Own a major structural assembly and its child components from printed structure to Integration—lay out the build flow to ensure an efficient, high-quality product flow capable of scaling with time. 
  • Drive the assembly’s first manufacturing effort through design, integration, assembly sequencing, mBOM development, and build work order creation. 
  • Identify, plan, prioritize, and/or design the tooling required to achieve the desired production demand. 
  • Work closely with external parts and process vendors to design and build parts designed for manufacturability. 
  • Establish the assembly’s station within the inaugural work cell by considering assembly operations, tooling and capital equipment requirements, and rate targets. 
  • Assist with developing the business tools and processes that will be used to manufacture the first launch vehicle. In parallel, help to define and pilot the long-term ERP, MES, and QMS solutions that will enable high-quality, efficient vehicle manufacturing. 
  • Develop strong working relationships with both Engineering and Additive Development teams to ensure all company objectives can be met. 
  • Leverage software and automation to rapidly build hardware while maintaining an accurate record of the as-planned and as-built configurations. 

Candidate Profile

To be successful in this role, you hold a relevant engineering degree and have 3+ years of related experience, ideally in an aerospace manufacturing environment. You have demonstrated experience working cross-functionally to build large scope first article assemblies, resolve complex manufacturing issues, and meeting production demand. The ideal candidate has a strong mindset toward simple design solutions, quality, root cause analysis, and implementation of reliable and productive processes. You’re a tinkerer but also a self-starter who can balance and prioritize daily tasks that contribute to short and long term company goals.  

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace, mechanical, or manufacturing engineering. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience building hardware in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Extensive experience authoring work instructions to build structural assemblies. 
  • Experience with design for manufacture and building a first article assembly. 
  • Experience interfacing with design engineering, manufacturing, and production personnel. 
  • Expert in at least 2 of the following: welding, trim and drill operations, LOX cleanliness, mechanical fastening and torqueing operations, mating operations, lifting, tool design and fab, NDT, subassembly build, etc. 

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Self-starter that has demonstrated the ability to define and own a process from scratch and roll out that process through adept communication to a diverse team.  
  • New product introduction of an aerospace hardware system into a manufacturing, test, and production system with proven success. 
  • Experience developing user interfaces for manufacturing execution. 
  • Working knowledge of typical manufacturing execution systems and quality management systems. 

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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