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Oil and Gas Process Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity's industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. Our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it's an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

The launch operations team is a part of the Cape Canaveral launch site. It is primarily responsible for the operational aspects of vehicle integration, payload integration, pad operations, countdown operations, recovery, and reusability. In the last year, the launch operations team was primarily focused on the final integration, checkouts, and execution of flying Terran 1. This includes everything from completing the vehicle's final build to clearing the range of aircraft and vessels for launch to being the key operators in the countdown operation. In the last six months, the team has supported our Stennis team with engine testing development and execution. In parallel, the team works hand in hand with engineering teams on the design and building of critical infrastructure to support Terran R.

About the Role:

  • Responsible for designing, fabricating, operating, and maintaining Terran R's launch pad and support facilities.
  • Design launch pad propellant and gas infrastructure, including fluid system design, modeling, pipe stress analysis, fabrication drawings, process and instrumentation diagrams, component lists, and detailed work instructions
  • Supervise the construction activation & commissioning and initial operations of these facilities.
  • Solve technically challenging problems across a variety of disciplines under varying programmatic pressures.

About You:

  • A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a related field and a minimum of four years of combined engineering experience are required.
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in thermal and fluid analyses.
  • Working knowledge of fluid components such as valves, regulators, and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated customer service excellence and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with internal and external customers.

Nice to haves, but not required:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in high-pressure environments and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Experience safely operating complex fluid systems, including high-pressure gas, cryogenic fluids, flammable liquids and gases, and hydraulics
  • In-depth knowledge of launch vehicle ground support equipment and operations, including cryogenic tanks, pumps, valves, and instrumentation, or related experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with ANSYS and other piping analysis software (Caesar, Bentley Autopipe, etc.)
  • Experience Working with DOD, USAF, and NASA personnel

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

Successful candidates must clear a background check administered by the US government to obtain clearance for on-site work at our government partner location in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on 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: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
Hiring Range:
$130,000$166,000 USD