3D Printing Technician I, 3rd Shift (Contract)

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

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.


Relativity seeks 3D Printing Technicians to support our large-scale WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) printers on our Stargate Operations team. The Stargate Operations team is a diverse team with 3D print technicians, weld technicians, robotic specialists, and engineering that work together to 3D print hardware to support the Terran R vehicle. These individual’s primary responsibility will be to run and monitor the world’s largest 3D printers. There are open positions for 1st shift (6 AM – 2:30 PM), 2nd shift (2:00 PM – 10:30 PM), and 3rd shift (10:00 PM – 6:30 AM) with occasional, scheduled overtime which will include weekends. This position is a 6 month contractor position with potential for full time hire.

What you’ll do:

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Set up our 3D WAAM printers to prepare for welding which includes swapping weld consumables and changing spools of wire
  • Support the 3D printing operations which will include monitoring the WAAM process and setting up machining processes.
  • Operate our robotics following cell safety protocols
  • Taking measurements using calipers and inputting that data into a database
  • Complete periodic maintenance of our robotic and welding equipment
  • Work in a safety conscious manner and maintain cell cleanliness
  • Follow our SOPs and provide feedback on ways to improve our documentation
  • General fabrication work which can include grinding, filing, and cutting
  • Foster a culture that leads to open communication and teamwork

What you need to know:

  • 1+ year experience in a manufacturing environment OR applicable trade school degree (welding, A&P mechanic, etc)
  • Ability to work safely and effectively communicate with co-workers
  • Demonstrate proficiency in teamwork and a strong work ethic
  • General computer skills to be able to follow work instructions and to input data into our manufacturing systems/Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, communicate clearly, and have a strong work ethic
  • Be able to maintain and clean and organized work area
  • Passionate about welding, robotics, and/or aerospace

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift/push/drag 50 lbs of weight.
  • Must be able to hold a power tool for at least 1 hr at a time.
  • Capable of spending a full shift monitoring multiple prints, staying alert and active the entire time.
  • Must be comfortable with wearing a power air purifying respirator. Need to pass medical evaluation by nurse.
  • Need to be able to work from heights above 20 feet for extended durations (1+ hrs).
  • Technician should be comfortable entering a print cell during the printing process wearing full welding PPE.
  • Need to be comfortable inside confined spaces for at least 1 hr for confined space operations

Nice to have but not required:

  • Passionate about welding, robotics, and/or aerospace
  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment with a focus in welding, robotics, or CNC machining
  • Experience with build and fabrication methods (cutting, grinding, torque wrenches, welding, etc)
  • Experience with robotics/software
  • Ability to perform basic shop mathematical skills such as fractional math and trigonometry
  • Ability to meet deadlines and have a “whatever it takes” attitude to complete assignments
  • Practical mechanical knowledge

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: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
Hiring Range:
$24.52$28.16 USD