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Senior Materials and Processes Engineer, Advanced Structures

Company: Relativity
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview:
A rocket company at the core, Relativity Space is on a mission to become the next great commercial launch company. Meeting the needs of a growing demand for space infrastructure, our rockets will revolutionize how we connect and communicate on Earth by getting satellites to space. We have developed a vertically integrated technology platform in which we leverage additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to 3D print rockets. Our unique approach enables rapid product iteration, allowing us to push the boundaries of what's possible today and unlock the full potential of 3D printing for tomorrow. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.
At Relativity, we re-imagine the way rockets are built and flown. The Materials and Processes Engineering Team plays a crucial role in this mission by evaluating and improving the materials that make our rockets. We are searching for a Materials Engineer, Advanced structures who will function as a key Materials Engineering focal point for Terran-R's stage and structural sub-systems.
What you'll do:

  • Serve as an M&P focal for key Terran-R's stage and structures engineering activities
  • Research, trade, and select conventional and novel materials and processes for various structural applications
  • Identify qualification envelopes, form test plans, and design characterization campaigns
  • Develop, implement, and maintain technical specifications and engineering standards
  • Drive statistically-driven experimental design and process improvement campaigns
  • Interface with:

    • Materials engineering staff to identify, define, and fill technology gaps
    • Laboratory staff to characterize materials and processes
    • Designers to support materials selection, allowables development, and analysis
    • Manufacturing engineering to improve processes, troubleshoot issues and facilitate operations
    • Quality assurance to facilitate specification compliance validation
    • Product engineering to perform failure analysis and root cause and corrective action campaigns
    • Leadership to elevate risks and overcome roadblocks

      What you need to know:

      • Bachelor's degree in materials science or engineering, or related field
      • 5+ years of experience relevant to the competencies listed below
      • A strong commitment to accountability, collaboration, and execution
      • A desire to establish and foster strong interdisciplinary relationships across the company
      • An authentic, introspective, and inclusive mindset towards technical, interpersonal, and team growth and development

        Nice to haves but not required:

        • Expertise in weld engineering and/or direct energy deposition additive manufacturing platforms
        • A thorough understanding of aluminum, Ni-based superalloy, or titanium metallurgy
        • Prior work qualifying friction stir welding and/or conventional fusion aerospace-grade welds
        • Familiarity with metallic corrosion prevention and control
        • Solid background in statistical experimental design and design allowable development

          Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy,an annualL&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.

Keywords: Relativity, Long Beach , Senior Materials and Processes Engineer, Advanced Structures, Engineering , Long Beach, California

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