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Technician II - Avionics PCBA Technician

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 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 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:

As an Avionics PCBA Technician, you will be pivotal in supporting the component population and meticulously inspecting and reworking numerous critical test and production articles for the Terran R flight vehicle. Your expertise in Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) and advanced soldering techniques will be crucial as you assemble electromechanical hardware and other flight electronics. You will also undertake wire harnessing tasks as needed, adhering to rigorous standards to ensure reliability and performance. To ensure efficient handling of materials and assemblies, you should be comfortable lifting 25 lbs. Necessary accommodations will be provided to ensure equal employment opportunities.

About you:

  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience as a soldering technician, specializing in application-critical, high-complexity Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs).
  • Prior certification in industry-standard soldering practices, demonstrating proficiency and adherence to stringent quality standards.
  • Experience working with electrostatic discharge (ESD) handling and safety procedures to ensure the integrity and reliability of sensitive electronic components.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • A technical degree in electronics, avionics, or a related field is highly preferred.
  • Current or previous certification in IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, or similar industry standards, reflecting advanced soldering skills and commitment to quality.
  • Demonstrated expertise in fine-pitch soldering, reworking, and repairing complex PCBA assemblies, with a keen understanding of advanced soldering techniques and best practices.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with a track record of producing high-quality, defect-free work in a fast-paced environment.

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 based on 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.

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Hiring Range:
$29.88$38.66 USD