Welding Technician

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:
Relativity seeks a highly talented Welding Technician to join a rapidly growing space startup.
You will be providing assistance to our Additive team by assuring the consistency of welds and related processes. You will be reporting to our CTO, Jordan Noone.
 
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As the Welding Technician, you will have a direct effect on how our rockets are built—on a day to day, you are operating robotic equipment to print large scale structures. Accurate logs of welding processes, robotic systems, process parameter improvements, and assistance in test sample preparation will also be parts of your overall responsibility.
 
A major objective of this role will be to monitor our continuous welding capabilities—this may result in shifts that occur outside of normal office hours.
 
Candidate Profile:
The candidate will come from an environment where they have demonstrated both hands on and theoretical understanding of the arc welding process, specifically GMAW. Ideally, this candidate will also have experience operating 3D printing machines with little to no oversight. This role is extremely collaborative—verbal and written communication skills are key.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Performs various GMAW and GTAW welding operations to assemble and weld aluminum parts
  • Certified welder
  • Technical ability to weld aerospace products per blueprints, requirements, and specifications
  • Understand weldment blueprints and symbols
  • Collaborate with other technicians and engineers to develop welding parameters that meet part requirements.
  • Fit, form parts, and clean parts as required and setup welding equipment in preparation for welding
  • Finish parts with various hand tools
  • Strong visual inspection skills 
  • Visually inspect own work to verify weld quality
  • Diagnose weld defects and suggest corrective actions
  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills, including suggesting appropriate modifications to welding equipment to improve the process
  • Able to work various shifts as required
  • Knowledge of other metal fabrication processes—grinding, cutting, machining

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Prior work in an aerospace company creating flight quality structures
  • Experience with direct energy deposition (DED) 3D printers 
  • Robotics experience (Kuka, Mitsubishi, etc.) 
  • Certified to AWS D17.1
  • Familiar with aerospace specifications for the GTAW process

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.

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Location

Relativity is located near LAX in an industrial complex where we take up 4 buildings. We are easily accessible from the 405, near Randy's Donuts!
Inglewood, CA

Insider's spotlight

How does your team reward individual success?

Every couple weeks, we nominate someone who we feel has had a great contribution to the company. We then have a "brown bag" where the nominated person presents on what they've been up to!

Nat

Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Parking
Assigned spots in the lot specifically for Relativity Employees!
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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