Structures Test Specialist at Relativity Space
Team and Role Overview
At Relativity, we reimagine the way rockets are built and flown. Our team is responsible for testing every part produced by the world’s largest 3D metal printer. We are looking for a structures test specialist to join the team and help us prove that this printing technology is the future. You will play an integral part in building, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining all of the test stands at our Long Beach manufacturing facility.
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives
As a member of our Structures Test team, you will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the structural test stands: equipment used to test Terran 1 flight components ranging from actuators tested on benchtop fixtures to full-scale mechanical and cryogenic testing of a flight stage. Your role will include a range of responsibilities:
- Operating the fluids, electronic, and software systems to perform tests per procedure.
- Maintaining test schedules, communicating status, and documenting results.
- Assembly and fabrication of test fixtures and instrumentation to print.
- Implementing changes to increase efficiency, safety, and reliability.
- Troubleshooting test equipment as needed.
- Managing equipment maintenance.
In order to be successful in this role, you should enjoy test/systems operations, and have an inclination for a variety of disciplines, including mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, etc. You should excel in a fast-paced environment, thrive in ambiguity, and be able to drive test campaigns to completion.
During the course of a test campaign, you will be called upon to interface with test engineers, vehicle engineers, and technicians on a daily basis. Your eye for detail and efficiency will aid the team in identifying and implementing process improvements.
Required Skills and Competencies
- 2+ years of experience operating launch, test, or process systems.
- Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions and provide feedback about how they could be improved.
- 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.
- Ability to work non-standard shifts, overtime, and weekends as required.
- Experience with P&IDs, mechanical drawings, and work orders.
- Experience building, commissioning, operating, and/or troubleshooting pressurized systems, including hydraulics, pneumatics, and/or cryogenics.
- Experience building, commissioning, operating and/or troubleshooting electronics, instrumentation, and/or data acquisition and control systems.
- Experience in time critical operations (test operations, launch operations, stage management, pit crews, etc.).
- Working knowledge of industry safety practices, such as Lock-Out/Tag-Out.
- Formal training and technical coursework are a plus.
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.