Join our companies in their quest to drive powerful, positive, change that endures.

Friction Stir Welding Technician, 2nd Shift

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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.

About the Team:

The Friction Stir Welding team will play a crucial role in the manufacturability of our aerospace vehicles, ensuring they meet safety and performance standards. The Friction Stir Welding team is responsible for developing and manufacturing aerospace barrel assemblies using the latest FSW technologies. This position requires in-depth knowledge of aerospace materials, welding processes, and a commitment to excellence in the aerospace industry.

About the Role:

  • Production Processes: Assist in day to day production tasks which will include:
  • Loading and unloading panels and/or barrels with the use of overhead cranes
  • Installing structural mechanical piece parts
  • Performing panel dimensional fitment inspections
  • Accurately use precision measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers, and torque wrenches
  • Operating FSW machinery to execute weld programs
  • Performing visual weld inspections
  • Perform precision blending using hand tools to prepare metallic surfaces for welding and non-destructive evaluation
  • Ensure to uphold 5S standards in the work center and follow clean as you go practices
  • Willingness to work on other non-FSW production processes such as routing, roll forming, or other aerospace processes
  • Problem Solving: Identify and resolve issues in the manufacturing machinery process, which could include defects in materials, equipment malfunctions, or inefficiencies in production methods.
  • Safety: Ensure all operations are being run in accordance to Relativity Space standards
  • Teamwork: Foster and inclusive environment for all members of the team.

About You:

  • Experience with metal fabrication techniques
  • Experience with material joining processes (friction stir welding, arc welding, soldering, brazing, etc)
  • Proficient in the use of common inspection tools and hand tools
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Ability to adapt in fast paced environments

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience with rigging and crane operations
  • 1+ years of aerospace mechanical experience or related field
  • Experience in sheet metal fabrication, such as rolling and forming
  • Experience with machining equipment (mill, lathe, etc)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience working with NDT processes
  • Experience with CNC, robotics, and/or machine programming

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:
$24.58$28.35 USD