Lead Factory Test Technician
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 Factory Test team is responsible for providing a set of common test capabilities to all departments in the factory. These include the design and build of test equipment, administering our data collection system, reviewing designs and standards, and conducting hazardous test operations. Some examples of the tests we support include static load testing, dynamic mechanism testing, cryogenic flow testing, and high-pressure pneumatic testing. As a Lead Factory Test Technician you will lead a team of highly skilled technicians in the fabrication and build of the test equipment.
What you’ll do:
The factory test team plays a part in the test and development of a variety of different products created by the factory of the future. You will interface with and support the factory test engineering team as they coordinate the design and manufacturing of test equipment used in the development of our next generation launch vehicle. As a lead Factory Test Technician, you will act as the primary point of contact for processing and distributing work assignments related to the build of these systems and prioritizing tasks across the team. You will play a critical role in identifying path of least resistance when completing new projects while owning accountability for the actions of the team and enforcing technical or safety standards as required. You should demonstrate a selfless approach to helping others succeed while managing performance review cycles and building technical acumen amongst the team.
In order to be successful in this role, you should be a master of diverse skill sets and have the desire to regularly perform technical tasks. Daily responsibilities could include, electrical installation or troubleshooting, hydraulic diagnostics, fluid system fabrication, lifting and rigging, welding, machine operation, and more. You should be comfortable interfacing with and operating test equipment while following test procedures. Your daily activities will require knowledge of and frequent interaction with online communication, reporting, file management or design tools. Clear and regular communication is essential. You should be a self-starter and have a strong focus on rallying effort amongst the team in order to meet project goals. Relativity is committed to the growth of our employee’s knowledge and skillsets as we tackle new challenges, so don’t hesitate to apply if you feel that you may not check all the boxes. The most successful candidates have a “can do” attitude, are eager to learn, and ask tons of good questions along the way.
What you need to know:
- 6+ years of experience in aerospace test, fabrication, or related field.
- Subject matter expert in one or more technical fields.
- Proficient in work order management systems and other office tools.
- Strong attention to detail and concern for product quality.
- Ability to complete complex projects and make decisions independently.
- Ability to collaborate with internal and external teams.
- Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
- Ability to collaborate with engineering and leadership teams to influence process or personnel improvements.
- Strong mentorship skills.
- Comfortable providing constructive feedback to others.
- Must be comfortable working at heights.
- Proficient in the operation of aerial lifts, forklifts, telehandlers, and cranes.
- Must be comfortable working in confined spaces.
- Must be able to lift 50lbs. unassisted.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and maneuver in tight spaces.
- Ability to work not standard shifts, overtime, and weekends as required.
- Track record of safe work habits and desire to collaborate on EHS initiatives.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- High School diploma or GED.
Nice to haves but not required:
- Experience leading small or large teams.
- Experience working in a fast pace industrial shop environment.
- Experience with electrical system fabrication, operation and trouble shooting.
- Experience with fluid system fabrication, operation and trouble shooting.
- Experience with mechanical assembly of tooling and fixturing.
- Experience working with cryogenic fluids.
- Experience with critical lift operations.
- Experience with inventory management systems.
- Experience with logistics management systems.
- Prior experience testing large scale primary vehicle structures
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.
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