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Structures Manufacturing Engineer at Relativity Space
Los Angeles, CA, US

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


The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

To support our mission of changing people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Develop, validate and improve in-house and external manufacturing processes capable of scaling to meet future Terran 1 launch vehicle demand
  • 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
  • Resolve manufacturing challenges or issues by implementing root cause corrective actions
  • Create and maintain hardware build schedules
  • Identify, plan, prioritize, and/or design the tooling required to achieve the desired production demand
  • Work closely with external parts and process vendors to design and build parts designed for manufacturability, utilizing knowledge of additive manufacturing where beneficial


Candidate Profile


To be successful in this role, you should hold a relevant engineering degree and have 3+ 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

  • 3+ years of relevant manufacturing experience and an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related engineering discipline
  • CAD and CAM software experience with understanding in application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Demonstrated experience with metal manufacturing methods such as machining, additive, welding, precision cleaning and NDT for aerospace products
  • Demonstrated ability to determine root cause and implement corrective actions
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, document, and communicate build instructions


Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience with spacecraft, launch vehicle, and/or aircraft structural systems
  • Foundational knowledge in metallurgy
  • Expert experience in machining & welding
  • Extensive experience with Creo/ProE


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.