Weld Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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Team and Role Overview

Relativity seeks a highly talented Weld Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup.
This position will support manufacturing and development of Relativity’s launch vehicles.  This position will help develop, qualify, and optimize internal welding designs and processes including gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, orbital tube welding, plasma arc welding, laser beam welding, electron beam welding, and friction stir welding.  You will be responsible for helping implement proper tooling, process controls and procedures as we scale up our production needs.

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As a Weld Engineer, you will have a direct effect on how our rockets are built—on a day to day, you will help develop and implement new manufacturing processes and procedures on a variety of flight components, assist in optimizing and automating our processes, and come up with new and innovative ways to join materials.

Candidate Profile

The candidate will come from an environment where they have demonstrated both hands on and theoretical understanding of a variety of welding processes to produce high quality welds. Ideally, this candidate will also have experience operating mechanized or robotic welding equipment.  This role is extremely collaborative— the candidate will be working with all teams from design, production, materials, NDT, and operations.  Verbal and written communication skills are key.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in welding engineering or welding technology.
  • 5+ years experience hands on manufacturing experience.
  • Experience as a weld expert or weld engineer in the Aerospace industry.
  • Knowledge of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Plasma Arc Welding.
  • Experience with AWS D17.1 and other similar NASA welding specifications such as EM30.
  • Extensive experience with welding aluminum and achieving high quality welds.
  • Experience with welding stainless steel and nickel-based alloys.
  • Diagnose weld defects and suggest corrective actions, both in repair and process optimization.
  • Make recommendations on general part design based on limitations of the process.
  • Understand weldment blueprints and symbols.
  • Collaborate with other technicians and engineers to develop welding parameters that meet part requirements.
  • Design and develop new internal welding procedures and oversee vendor welding as well.
  • Stay up to date with the latest welding technology and determine how to phase in new technology.
  • Implement welder certifications process.
  • Support MRB actions by guiding appropriate staff in correct repair or corrective action.
  • Fit, form parts, and clean parts as required and setup welding equipment in preparation for welding.
  • Finish parts with various hand tools.
  • Visually inspect own work to verify weld quality.
  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills, including suggesting appropriate modifications to welding equipment to improve the process.
  • Knowledge of other metal fabrication processes—grinding, cutting, machining.
  • Be able to maintain and clean and organized work area.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Experience with arc additive processes.
  • Robotics experience.
  • Experience with additive manufacturing software packages.
  • Weld tooling design experience.
  • Familiar working with x-ray technicians and other NDT personnel.

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

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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