Turbopump Production Lead

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:
Relativity seeks a highly talented Turbopump Production Lead to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding contributions to the development and manufacturing of Relativity's custom rocket engine's turbopumps, as well as help build a world-class Turbopump team. A high degree of autonomy and initiative is required.
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
Our mission is to change people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As Turbopump Production Lead, you will own all production activities for Relativity's turbopumps. You will be responsible for meeting turbopump delivery targets as we undergo extensive engine development and stage testing through 2020. You will also be helping the company transition to in-house production and bring new manufacturing capabilities online.
 
Candidate Profile:
In order to be successful in this role, you should ideally be someone who has come from an aerospace production environment, and has a demonstrated history of successfully managing projects with large part counts. You should have a deep understanding of manufacturing processes, including but not limited to CNC machining, DMLS, EB/GTAW welding, EDM, ECM, NDT inspection, balancing, assembly, hydrostatic and pneumatic testing, and various heat treatment procedures. You should understand geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. You should be familiar with established procedures and codes for quality control, as it relates to turbopumps.
 
Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:
In order to be successful in this role, you should have the following:
- An undergraduate degree in engineering or related field and 5+ years of relevant experience.
- Knowledge of rocket turbopump manufacturing, testing, and operation
- Experience maintaining budgets and schedule on large projects
- History of establishing lasting relationships with critical vendors
- Demonstrated ability to implement change management in a production environment
- Ability to collaborate effectively across all relevant departments to develop manufacturing strategies
- Demonstrated ability to lead a team of technicians and inspectors to achieve on-time delivery of quality hardware
- Strong mindset toward safety with experience maintaining SDS databases and performing safety training
  
Preferred Skills and Competencies:
- An advanced degree in engineering or related field and 7+ years of relevant experience.
- Knowledge of turbopump balance and assembly procedures
- Six Sigma
- Root Cause and Corrective Action
- Value Stream Mapping
- Basic CAD skills
- Basic knowledge of fluid systems and structures
- Hydrostatic proof testing experience
 

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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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 are some social events your company does?

Every month, we celebrate our new hires (we even fly in new hires from other offices!) by going out to the Yardhouse for dinner. It's great to share a meal and get to know each other outside of the office!

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
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
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
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Paid Sick Days
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
Assigned spots in the lot specifically for Relativity Employees!
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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