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Lead, Structures Technician

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 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 Production Structures team will play a crucial role in the design, analysis, and manufacturability of aerospace vehicles, ensuring they meet safety and performance standards. The Production Structures team is responsible for building and assembling aerospace structural components and assemblies. We are looking for a Lead, Structures Technician .This position requires in-depth knowledge of aerospace materials, structural processes, and a commitment to excellence in the aerospace industry.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and Supervise: Guide a team of technicians in structural repair and assembly, ensuring adherence to safety regulations and quality standards.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and improve manufacturing processes for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality.
  • Problem Solving: Identify and resolve issues in the manufacturing process, which could include defects in materials, equipment malfunctions, or inefficiencies in production methods.
  • Quality Control: Ensure all structural work complies with industry standards and specifications.
  • Resource Management: Allocate tasks, manage workloads, and ensure team collaboration and efficiency.
  • Structural Assembly and Repair: Oversee and participate in the repair, modification, and maintenance of structural components.
  • Project Management: Plan and manage structural repair and maintenance projects from inception to completion.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of all structural work, repairs, and maintenance.
  • Training and Development: Mentor and train junior technicians, fostering skill development and professional growth.
  • Safety Management: Uphold and promote a safe working environment, adhering to all safety protocols and procedures.

What you need to know:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certification
  • 3+ years of aerospace mechanical experience or related field
  • Proficient in structural drilling and manufacturing processes
  • Use in-depth familiarity of GD&T to interpret blueprints at all assembly levels.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with engineers, technicians, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to assess and manage risks, especially given the high-stakes nature of aerospace products.
  • Ability to adapt in fast paced environments
  • Experience with Bonding and Alodine application
  • Experience with specialty fastener application
  • Proficient in safety wire/cable application
  • Training/mentoring experience

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Two-year degree (associate or technical)
  • Direct involvement with creating training programs (OJT, Aerospace Standards, Aviation)
  • Experience of manufacturing processes of large structures from concept to production
  • Proficient use of 3D modeling or CAD software (Teamcenter, NX)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency of relevant aerospace industry standards and specifications
  • Engineering or tool design experience
  • Strong understanding of aerospace materials, such as aluminum alloys, titanium, carbon-fiber composites, epoxies, adhesives, and their respective properties and applications.
  • A&P license or other technical licenses/trainings

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:
$44.88$58.08 USD