Relativity Space

Building humanity’s multiplanetary future.

Automation Engineer (Welding)

Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

Team and Role Overview: Relativity is looking for an Automation/Weld Engineer to join the multifaceted Additive Manufacturing team comprised of software, automation and computer vision engineers who work closely with welding engineers. This position will play a crucial role in expanding the systems that help us autonomously 3D print rockets!

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives: Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As an Automation/Weld Engineer, you will help build the core of our robotic 3D printing and automation capability via the development of world-class additive manufacturing processes to print orbital rockets.

You will create automated services and products with the verification and traceability required for manufacturing flight hardware. These products will increase the part complexity the printers can make, increase uptime, and minimize the need for human intervention. You will develop and optimize our deposition process to be sufficient for flight quality parts and perform sensor selection, data collection, and develop control loops integral to the capability of our 3D printers to make our first rocket for flight mid-2021.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies: -Bachelor’s in either Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics, or a relevant field -5+ years of experience in developing automated electromechanical systems -Experience developing software and controls for industrial robots -Experience writing software in Python and C++ -Experience setting up and integrating equipment with industrial robots -Experience using and creating software development guidelines -Experience designing safety circuits for industrial robots

Preferred Skills and Competencies: -Experience with using weld processes for additive manufacturing -Experience with welding processes and their integration in robotic cells. -Understanding of basic metallurgy of aluminum alloys. -Knowledge of relevant aerospace manufacturing and welding specifications, such as AWS D17.1 and other applicable standard welding specifications

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R.  § 120.15 is required.

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.

About Relativity Space

As a vertically integrated technology platform, Relativity is at the forefront of an inevitable shift toward software-defined manufacturing. By fusing 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics, we are pioneering the factory of the future.

We are working on some of the most challenging problems facing humanity. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, we are at the forefront of an inevitable shift toward software-defined manufacturing and building the first entirely 3D printed rocket to Mars. Relativity is reinventing how space is accessed to expand the possibilities of human experience. Our long-term vision is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.

Come build the future of humanity in space with us.

Relativity Space
Team Size:1000
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Tim Ellis
Tim Ellis