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Senior Production Planner, Powder Bed Fusion

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Company Overview:

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.


The Powder Bed Fusion team at Relativity Space develops, evaluates, and optimizes the additive manufacturing process for next-gen liquid propulsion products. This world class team puts in place the machines, materials, and process for us to rapidly iterate and deliver on Aeon-R hardware. The team is crucial to developing and demonstrating groundbreaking technologies, design, and approaches for Terran-R!

As the Powder Bed Fusion production team’s planner, you will be responsible for program planning and scheduling within a fast-paced group, developing the components and supporting infrastructure required to put the first 3D printed rocket in orbit. We are seeking a proactive, service-oriented individual with excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. In this hands-on position, you'll work to increase the speed and efficiency of your team by supporting the timely delivery, quality, and transparency of schedule data. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards our first flight.

What you’ll do:

Your primary role will include leading integrated scheduling and resource planning, developing and maintaining production schedule and performing schedule baseline change control, collecting and tracking performance and, conducting critical path and variance analyses.

You will also provide visibility, status, and regular reviews on schedule performance. You will be expected to resource load, analyze, and optimize production planning schedules to meet required dates while collaborating with design, manufacturing and supply chain counterparts to status critical procurements and impact to schedule, while performing “what if” scenarios, and helping to develop recovery plans.

  • Track hundreds to thousands of individual piece parts/raw materials either purchased or made in house in order to fulfill production demand
  • Help set strategic and tactical goals, priorities, and objectives for the powder bed fusion and machine shop production teams
  • Production demand planning duties, to provide actionable insights and drive improved schedule performance for our team
  • Provide meaningful metrics and data to help demonstrate where data collection, measurement and analysis can be valuable in informing strategic decisions regarding resource allocation and planning

What you need to know:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Engineering or Project Management
  • Experience with large project controls, project planning and IMS; Proficiency with resource loaded schedules using Smartsheet, MS Project, or comparable software
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, MS Project, Smartsheet)
  • Strong communication skills in technical work environments
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships
  • Accuracy, quality, and attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Works on multiple projects with changing priorities

Nice to haves but not required:

  • 2+ years working with broad/deep scheduling and planning
  • Previous experience in manufacturing, defense, or aerospace

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

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.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.

Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here:
Hiring Range:
$94,000$120,000 USD