Materials Characterization Technician I (2nd Shift)

supply chain

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.  


The Materials Engineering Team is a tight-knit, high performing group that plays a crucial role in Relativity’s mission by evaluating and improving the materials that make our rocket. They support engineering teams across the company – Additive, Propulsion, Structures, Avionics, Manufacturing, Launch, and many more. They work collaboratively and efficiently to support the quick iteration time that drives Relativity’s innovations.

What you’ll do:

  • Operate the metallography equipment (for cutting, mounting, polishing, etching), optical microscopes, hardness tester, powder testing equipment in the lab to produce quality materials test results.
  • Maintain the equipment and tools (cleanliness, standard maintenance, etc.)
  • Maintain high quality work and data reporting standards (i.e., computer systems and following industry & internal test standards)
  • Work with the broader materials engineering team and other internal customers to communicate testing needs and requirements.
  • Opportunity to help in a supporting role with other materials testing techniques (i.e., thermal, machining, and mechanical)
  • Interface with:
    • Engineering teams to provide testing data
    • Manufacturing teams to help communicate material needs for specimen testing
    • Leadership to elevate risks and overcome roadblocks

What you need to know:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1+ year experience in hands on technical environment (laboratory, testing, machining, etc.)
  • Highly motivated and ability to learn quickly
  • Highly proficient in verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience with machining resources in the lab to produce quality materials test specimens (saws, drills, grinders/sanders, mill, and lathe)
  • Experience with aerospace materials, including high strength aluminum, nickel, copper, and titanium alloys
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira and Confluence)
  • Knowledge of ITAR/EAR compliance

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:

Hiring Range:

$24.52—$28.16 USD

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United States, Long Beach, California
Posted 2 months ago
Job offer closed
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