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Mechanical Design Engineer at Relativity Space
Los Angeles, CA, US

At Relativity, we reimagine the way rockets are built and flown. We are looking for a Vehicle Mechanical Design Engineer to help us achieve our ambitious goal of launching a 3D printed rocket.


The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

To support our mission of changing people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown, you will be designing critical flight parts, ground support equipment, test fixtures, and tooling. This encompasses a wide variety of designs (full cycle—from conceptualization, design, prototyping, manufacturing, testing, design, and implementation.)
Here are some examples of projects you will be working on:
  • Stage and fairing separation systems
  • Large scale structural test rigs
  • Shipping and handling equipment
  • Thrust vector control actuators
  • Payload attach fitting
  • Propellant tanks
Your mission will be to design and deliver these projects. Additionally, you will be working closely with our additive manufacturing teams to make ensure that designs are optimized for our unique additive manufacturing methods.


Candidate Profile

In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead their own projects into completion. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups.
On a day to day, you will be working within our CAD program, Creo, as well as performing some FEA Analysis (in ANSYS) or hand calculations. Your designs will also be optimized for our additive manufacturing methods—fundamental knowledge in this is crucial for someone in this role.  


Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • 3+ years of experience in a full cycle design engineering role and a Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  • Simple structural analysis abilities (hand calculations) 
  • Fundamental knowledge of design for Additive Manufacturing 


Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience and an advanced degree
  • Extensive experience with Creo/ProE
  • Experience using ANSYS 



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.