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NDE Inspector I (1st Shift)

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 20, 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.


The Additive Development team is responsible for development and maturing the core additive manufacturing technology used to product Relativity’s orbital class launch vehicles. The NDE Team applies, improves, and performs all inspection methods to which certified, specific to Relativity’s Additive Manufacturing Methods.

What you’ll do:

Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Assist in performing volumetric NDE inspections using novel and advanced radiographic techniques
  • Assist in evaluation of digital RT images for quality and accuracy
  • Focus on development of fundamental NDE skillset and acquisition of On-the-Job training (OJT) hours under the guidance of certified Level 2 & 3 NDE Inspectors
  • Perform surface NDE inspections with visual and other methods developed for our additive Manufacturing process
  • Follow relevant NDE inspection plans and procedures and techniques
  • Support development of our inspection and NDE procedures with our Factory Development Teams

What you need to know/have:

  • Proof of NDE Classroom Training and Certificates as well as previous certifications per NAS 410 or SNT-TC-1A (be prepared to provide these records prior to onsite interview)
  • 40 Hour Radiation safety training/certification
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs unassisted, stand for extended period of time
  • Open to travel (10% - 20%)

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Previous certification as an RT Level 1 or Level 2
  • Current IRRSP X-ray card or ability to quickly (within 60 days) attain this certification
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering work instructions and drawings
  • NDE Level II Certification in dye penetrant (PT), visual inspection (VT)
  • Experience inspecting various materials and geometries
  • Knowledge of industry standards (NASA, AMS, AWS/ASME, ASTM, etc…

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:
$29.81$37.54 USD