Materials Engineer: Surface Technologies

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:
Relativity seeks a highly talented Materials Engineer: Surface Technologies, to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical guidance in the development of materials processes for the Terran 1 and supporting structures. A high degree of self-motivation, project management skills and innovation is required.
 
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
 
Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As Materials Engineer: Surface Technologies, you will have a leading role in creating systems and procedures to protect the Relativity Rocket from corrosion and other surface damage. You will personally develop those requirements as part of the Materials and Processes Team within the Manufacturing Group. In addition, you will also be responsible for the pulling together the supply chain for these outsource operations in readiness for our first flight article.
 
Relativity’s launch vehicle, Terran 1, requires a variety of materials and process qualified for flight. This person would develop those processes specific to surface technology, and work with and support other teams on requirements. Specifically, you would develop and implement the processes for corrosion protection, chemical milling/etching, thermal protection systems, insulation and painting our launch vehicle, among a variety of projects.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering or any related degree and 3+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and qualifying surface technology processes for launch vehicles.
  • Experience with metallic and non-metallic material substrates and surface finishing.
  • Experience with passivation and painting.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Prior work on orbital Flight Hardware
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment
  • Experience working in a cross-functional team

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

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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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