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Components Manufacturing Engineer II

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.


The manufacturing team at Relativity Space is currently deep in manufacturing trades and process development for Terran R, our next generation, fully reusable rocket. This team has a wide variety of responsibilities—from determining the most efficient factory floor layout, to developing and implementing complex tooling and processes, and regularly interfacing with the vehicle engineering team to heavily influence the design of the rocket for streamlined manufacturing. Overall, this team is critical to the development and initial builds of Terran R. This team pulls together the efforts of design, additive, vehicle, and manufacturing teams to deliver flight-ready vehicles for test and launch. To meet our goals, we will drive the product from design concept through the build to structural acceptance test, ensuring the team can move fast while still producing high quality, well understood products.

The Components (Valves) Manufacturing team is responsible for working alongside design and additive teams to develop Terran R valve components.

What you’ll do:

  • Have end-to-end hardware manufacturing ownership of Terran R valves.
  • Create manufacturing work instructions.
  • Partner with design engineering to lead development strategy for hardware.
  • Lead manufacturing and production strategy for hardware.
  • Design tooling and fixtures for assembly and test.
  • Collaborate with design engineers, test engineers, technicians, and internal machine shop for hardware development, manufacturing, test, and scalability for high volume production.
  • Support component testing through development, qualification, and acceptance.

What you need to know:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1+ years of building, manufacturing, testing, or troubleshooting hardware in a manufacturing environment
    • Prior aerospace experience NOT required.
  • Hands-on experience with hardware
  • Experience interfacing with design engineering, manufacturing, and production personnel
  • Experience authoring work instructions to build complex assemblies.
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in fluids, thermal, and mechanical.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Aerospace valve design or build experience
  • Experience transitioning products from development to high volume production
  • Experience in start-up environment
  • Experience working in a propulsion development program
  • Experience with additive manufacturing and machining
  • Experience with fluid system design

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:
$110,000$140,000 USD