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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Quality Assurance
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023

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 Quality team supports all areas of production of Relativity’s hardware and defines the processes to do so. We work closely with engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, test and launch counterparts to ensure the quality of our products. We help lay the foundation for all processes within the product lifecycle – design, buy, build, test and launch. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing Quality organization and help lead the front on producing the industry’s highest quality 3D-printed parts and launch vehicle.

This Supplier Quality role will interface directly with Relativity suppliers and internal teams to ensure delivery of high-quality hardware and services. You will interact with all levels of the organization to support our procured hardware, define the processes to do so, and establish interdepartmental relationships needed to accomplish our goals.

Note: This is an on-site role at our Long Beach, CA headquarters. Travel expected to account for 10% of time, with surges of up to 40% as needed.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive initiatives to support the procurement of high-quality parts for our launch vehicle program
  • Assist suppliers in driving product and process improvements
  • Develop strong partnership with suppliers in regard to their commitment to Relativity requirements, delivery and measurement of results
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Additive, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Test and Launch teams to ensure supplier's quality standards are in place
  • Day-to-day activities may include the following:
    • Supplier quality clause development and adherence
    • Supplier Qualification and Audit activities
    • Receiving inspection process definition, standardization, and optimization
    • Return to Vendor processing
    • Nonconformance Management
    • Supplier Corrective Action Requests

What you need to know:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or other STEM field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience acting as a Supplier Quality Engineer at a fast-paced manufacturing company
  • Experience interfacing with design engineering, manufacturing, and production personnel
  • Knowledge of aerospace manufacturing practices, typical quality processes (nonconforming material, corrective action, inspection optimization), and process quality controls
  • Versed in process development and first-time quality efforts
  • Understanding of AS9100/ISO9001 or equivalent quality management systems

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Familiarity with high-volume inspection methods and data-driven acceptance methods
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise applications (i.e., PLM, ERP, MES) and proficient in data analysis
  • Self-starter that has demonstrated the ability to define and own a process from scratch and roll out that process through adept communication to a diverse team

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.

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Hiring Range:
$118,000$152,000 USD