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Avionics, Production Supervisor

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

People & HR, Operations
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 Avionics team is responsible for all aspects of the electrical design on the rocket, from electronics, interconnects, associated mechanical design, testing, and initial production. This team's scope includes the flight computers, power systems, RF systems, PCBA design, autonomous flight safety systems, and telemetry. This team works on complex electrical systems that require modularity and flexibility and are critical to the successful launch of Terran R and beyond!

About the Role:

  • Supervise Avionics Manufacturing and Test’s shop floor activities, including daily schedules, logistics, and material flow.
  • Lead and manage a team of technicians, including all performance management-related tasks, team development, and growth through training programs and mentorship.
  • Monitor labor hours and overtime and implement improvement and time management plans.
  • Assign work and set daily, weekly, and monthly production targets.
  • Continuously improve procedures, processes, manpower efficiency, utilization, and productivity of Avionics Manufacturing & Test workflows.
  • Identify and escalate risks and required production metrics to support departmental objectives and improvements.
  • Develop and implement cost-reduction processes and quality improvement measures.
  • Manage the lab environment, including organization, safety, and equipment maintenance.
  • Ensure compliance with high-quality aerospace standards and AS9100D industry regulations.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs, with accommodations provided as necessary to ensure equal employment opportunity.

About you:

  • 10+ years of manufacturing experience with a minimum of 3 years in a people management role.
  • Experience working with electronics and wiring systems, particularly in environments requiring high-quality standards of mission-critical hardware.
  • Industry experience working with electromechanical assemblies, wire harnessing, environmental testing, and production lifecycles.
  • Experience with MS software suite and shop floor management software (ERP/MRP/MES) or related programs or dashboards.
  • Experience building and defining production and test rate schedules.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a manufacturing or technical discipline is highly preferred.
  • Experience in aerospace or a similar industry related to high-quality manufacturing and environmental stress screening.
  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing work assignments and a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience bringing teams and processes from initial development to full-scale production.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification.
  • Familiarity with Design for Manufacturability, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Failure Mode Effects Analysis.
  • Familiarity with soldering, harnessing, or test standards such as IPC, J-STD or similar.
  • Experience with AS9100 quality management systems.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong commitment to quality.

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:
$113,000$143,000 USD