đź‘· Materials and Processes Engineer, Advanced Structures

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Company Overview:

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.  


At Relativity, we re-imagine the way rockets are built and flown. The Materials and Processes Team plays a crucial role in this mission by evaluating and improving the materials that make our rockets. We are searching for a Materials and Processes Engineer, Advanced Structures who will be responsible for serve as the primary M&P focal for all engineering activities on the launch vehicle structures product line.

What you’ll do:

  • Serve as the primary M&P focal for all engineering activities on the launch vehicle structures product line
  • Select, qualify, and implement conventional and novel materials and processes
  • Develop, implement, and maintain technical specifications and engineering standards across the company
  • Draft and execute statistically driven experimental design and process improvement campaigns
  • Support failure analysis and non-conformance resolution activities
  • Interface with:
    • R&D staff to identify, define, and fill technology gaps
    • Laboratory staff to characterize materials and processes
    • Designers to support design and drawing reviews
    • Manufacturing engineering to improve processes, troubleshoot issues, and facilitate operations
    • Quality assurance to facilitate specification compliance validation
    • Supply chain management to evaluate and audit suppliers
    • Leadership to elevate risks and overcome roadblocks

What you need to know:

  • Bachelor’s degree in materials science or engineering, or a related field
  • 3+ years of professional experience with structural aerospace materials and processes**’**
  • Foundational understanding of metallurgical principles (e.g. structure-property relationships, basic thermodynamics and kinetics)

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Thorough understanding of aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, and Fe/Ni/Co-based superalloy metallurgy
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of metallic joining processes
  • Understanding of cryogenic material properties
  • Familiarity with non-destructive evaluation techniques and limitations
  • Experience performing LOX/LNG compatibility assessments
  • Proven track record developing and executing corrosion control measures
  • Solid background in design of experiments and statistical process control
  • Highly accountable and execution-focused
  • Comfortable supporting interdisciplinary teams as the sole source of M&P knowledge, guidance, and restrictions
  • Desire to guide and mentor less experienced engineers
  • Wholistic and inclusive approach to people/team/culture development
  • Capable of balancing impartiality with respect for others’ viewpoints

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.

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



United States, Long Beach, California

Posted 19d ago