Structures Test Technician at Relativity Space (Greater LA Area, CA)

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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.  


As part of the structures test team, you will support our mission of changing the way rockets are built and flown. The structures test team collaborates closely with our additive, manufacturing, test and design teams in an effort to validate large 3D printed structures and other complex rocket parts. As a Structures Test Technician, you will have the opportunity to learn about the revolutionary technology that Relativity is working to bring to market and support our mission to make humanity a multi-planetary species. You will help us to build world class test facilities, state of the art structural test stands, and qualify the primary structures of the world’s first 3D printed orbital class rockets. 

What you need to know:

The structures test team is responsible for designing, building, and operating all of our structural test stands. Our Long Beach facility is nearly complete and our test stands are crushing it, quite literally. The flight hardware is beginning to pass through structural acceptance testing. As a test technician you will play a key role in the set up and integration work required for these tests as well as the fabrication of fixtures or new systems as requirements are realized. You will work closely with our test engineering team as we build this equipment and help to identify scrappy solutions to problems along the way in order to accelerate the completion of the work. You should bring a team player attitude with you and be willing to mentor others in your areas of expertise. 

In order to be successful in this role, your skillsets should be diverse. Daily responsibilities could include metal fabrication, electrical installation and troubleshooting, hydraulic diagnostics, fluid system fabrication, lifting and rigging, welding, machine operation, and more. Relativity is committed to the growth of our employees knowledge and skillsets as we tackle new challenges, so don’t hesitate to apply if you feel that you may not check all the boxes. The most successful candidates have a “can do” attitude, are eager to learn, and ask tons of good questions along the way.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience using work orders, inventory requests, schematics, and drawings.
  • Experience cleaning, inspecting, and rebuilding fluid and hydraulic components.
  • Experience with cryogenics.
  • Comfortable working at heights.
  • Comfortable operating personnel lifts, forklifts, telehandlers, overhead crane, etc.
  • Prior work with primary structure testing.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting ability in electric, hydraulic, and gas systems.
  • Experience with electrical systems.
  • Strong mentorship skills.
  • Must be comfortable working in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs unassisted.

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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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.


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.


CEO and Co-Founder

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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
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
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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