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Manufacturing Engineer at Relativity Space
Los Angeles, CA, US
At Relativity, we reimagine the way rockets are built and flown. We are redefining design, manufacturing, and operational processes to create the first 21st-century aerospace company. We are seeking a highly talented Manufacturing Engineer who will be responsible for scaling manufacturing processes to achieve a reliable and cost effective launch vehicle. A high degree of autonomy is required. The Manufacturing Engineer will be a part of the growing Manufacturing Team at our headquarters in Inglewood, CA.
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
To help achieve our exciting and ambitious goals, as a Manufacturing Engineer you will:
  • Develop in-house and external manufacturing processes capable of scaling to meet future Terran 1 launch vehicle demand.
  • Work closely with external machine shops and process vendors to design and build parts designed for manufacturability, utilizing knowledge of additive manufacturing where beneficial.
  • Develop and own component and system level acceptance testing of manufactured hardware. Analyze results from testing to provide useful feedback on hardware performance to design and development engineering.
  • Resolve and analyze manufacturing and test discrepancies.
  • Create and maintain hardware build schedules.
  • Work with design engineers to develop, evaluate, and improve designs and manufacturing methods using knowledge of material properties, machinability, welding, assembly methods, and quality control standards.
Candidate Profile
To be successful in this role, you should hold a relevant engineering degree and have 2+ years of related experience, ideally in an aerospace manufacturing environment. Demonstrated experience working cross-functionally to resolve manufacturing issues and meeting production demand is a must. The ideal candidate has a strong mindset toward quality, root cause analysis, and implementation of reliable and productive processes. You’re a tinkerer but also a self-starter who can balance and prioritize daily tasks that contribute to short and long term company goals.

 Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, aerospace, or related engineering field and 3+ years of relevant experience
  • ProE/CREO experience or equivalent and CAM software with an understanding and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5-1994
  • Demonstrated experience with DMLS and SLS additive manufacturing, welding, machining, precision cleaning, and NDT for aerospace products
  • Strong understanding and experience working with additive manufacturing techniques for aerospace products
  • Demonstrated experience performing structural and/or functional acceptance testing - hydrostatic proof testing, pneumatic leak check, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine root cause and implement corrective actions


Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Prior experience with spacecraft, launch vehicle, and/or aircraft propulsion systems
  • Foundational knowledge in metallurgy
  • Expert experience in machining, welding, and drilling
  • CAM software experience for CNC programming


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.