Structures Technician

| Greater LA Area

Team and Role Overview

At Relativity, we imagine the way rockets are built and flown. We are looking for a Structures Technician to help us build and test our rockets and their supporting hardware.


The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

As a Structures Technician you will work closely with the engineering team to build critical flight parts, ground support equipment, print cells, and test fixtures. You will support a variety of projects concurrently. These may include:

  • Build new machining fixture from basic sketches
  • Integrate rocket stage into test stand
  • Support print cell upgrades and integration
  • Complete detailed inspections of metallic structures
  • Set up new factory facilities

Your mission will be to help complete these projects while maintaining a safe and efficient work environment. You will work closely with the design, additive, test, and manufacturing teams to drive each project to completion.


Candidate Profile

In order to be successful in this role, you should be a master of diverse skills. Your day to day responsibilities could include: metal fabrication, electrical installation and troubleshooting, hydraulics diagnostics, fluid system fabrication, lifting and rigging, welding, machine operation, and more. Relativity is a small and nimble company, so you will be exposed to new challenges on a regular basis. The most successful candidates thrive in taking general directions and filling in the details. You should be able to build from napkin sketches or detailed drawings while providing constructive feedback to the engineering team.
This person will interface regularly between the technician and engineering teams. It is essential that they communicate clearly and frequently. We are looking for candidates that are both eager to learn and eager to share their experience with others. This position requires a strong ability to lead by example and manage your own time.

 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • 3+ years of experience in aerospace, fabrication, or a related field
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Track record of good craftsmanship and pride in your work
  • Proficiency with email and internet navigation
  • Experience with steel or aluminum fabrication
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong mentorship skills
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs unassisted
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and maneuver in tight spaces
  • Travel required up to 10% of the time
  • Ability to work non-standard shifts, overtime, and weekends as required

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Experience using work orders, inventory requests, schematics, and drawings
  • Experience maintaining aerospace cleanliness requirements
  • Experience with cryogenics
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Comfortable operating man lifts, fork lifts, telehandlers, etc.
  • Prior work with launch vehicle development
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting ability in electric, hydraylic, and gas systems

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

  • Engineering
  • Product
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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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