Automation Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview
Relativity seeks a highly talented Automation Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will help build the core of our robotic 3D printing and automation capability, via the development of world-class robotic hardware and software to manufacture orbital rockets. The Automation Engineer reports directly to Jordan Noone, Chief Technology Officer. 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives
Your main objective will be the successful implementation of multiple fully functional robotic printing cells. You will work with the design and manufacturing teams in order to develop, design, implement, and operate industrial robotic cells. On a day to day, you will be interfacing sensors and weld equipment with industrial robots, defining control architectures, writing robot software, writing standard operating procedures, and developing operating standards. You will also be managing vendors and participating in meeting planning, design/code reviews, milestone definition, and demonstration of results to the team. 
Your other objectives will include delivery of printed launch vehicle components over the next 12 months. 
Candidate Profile
You have ideally come from an environment where you have had to design, implement and operate industrial robotic cells. At Relativity, you will have autonomy over the management of the project, its timeline, and deliverables. This role is also a highly collaborative role in an intense startup environment—excellent communication skills is key in being successful in this role.

Minimum Requires Skills and Competencies

  • BS or MS in electrical, computer, or robotics engineering
  • Programming experience with a multi purpose language (C or C++ preferred)
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting language (Python preferred)
  • Familiarity with software development life cycle processes
  • Familiarity with source code control systems such as Git
  • Strong hands-on robotic programming experience, preferably with Kuka robots

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Experience in automation and industrial robotics.
  • Experience with industrial welding equipment and their integration in robotic cells.
  • Experience with arc welding systems.
  • Knowledge of power distribution, PLC, DSC, and industrial control panels.
  • Familiarity in debugging robotic controller/interface issues.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing communication protocols such as EtherCAT.
  • Hands-on experience in setting up machine safety circuits.
  • Ability to review part designs for automated production and provide feedback to design teams.

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!

An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What are some social events your company does?

Every month, we celebrate our new hires (we even fly in new hires from other offices!) by going out to the Yardhouse for dinner. It's great to share a meal and get to know each other outside of the office!

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 some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!

Samantha

Talent Operations Coordinator

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
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
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Paid industry certifications
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