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Senior Structures Technician, 1st Shift

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 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 right here 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. While 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 Manufacturing team at Relativity Space is currently deep in manufacturing trades and process development for Terran R, our next generation, fully re-useable rocket. This team has a wide variety of responsibilities—from determining the most efficient factory floor layout, to developing and implementing complex tooling and processes, and even interfacing with the vehicle engineering team to heavily influence the design of the rocket. Unique to Relativity, you will get to work across many teams to iterate and support Relativity's first-of-its-kind 3D printing software and robotics technology.

The Manufacturing Structure Technician team will play a crucial role in the development and assembly of Terran R. The Manufacturing Structure Technician team is responsible for various drilling and bonding operations on all primary structures of the vehicle. This will include systems like Drilling and PFD operations, Metal rework, Specialty fastening systems, Structural/Specialty epoxy adhesives, Tool fixturing, and critical lift operations. This position requires basic mechanical ability and basic knowledge of aerospace materials, structural processes, and a commitment to excellence and quality in the aerospace industry.

This will be a 1st shift position. Hours: 6am-2:30pm.

About the Role:

  • Follow work instructions to successfully complete drilling, fastening, and bonding operations, demonstrating attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of drilling equipment, tool fixturing and proper steps to take while performing an operation.
  • Modify, repair, assemble, and install flight hardware and components, potentially in confined spaces and at heights.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of various fastener applications and show ability to perform installations.
  • Maintain an organized work area and follow 5S guidelines, prioritizing quality in a dynamic, fast-paced, work environment
  • Keep safety a #1 priority by wearing appropriate PPE and using the correct tools for each specific job.

About You:

  • 5+ years of aerospace structural experience or related field.
  • Experience training junior technicians.
  • Ability to set up and operate a wide range of hand tools and measuring devices.
  • Ability to follow work instructions and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Drilling proficiency and ability to hit tight tolerances holes.
  • Ability to drill in complex areas and on various contours and materials.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Strong understanding of aerospace materials, such as aluminum alloys, titanium, carbon-fiber composites, epoxies, adhesives, and their respective properties and applications.
  • Strong understanding of GD&T.

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: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
Hiring Range:
$33.15$42.90 USD