Launch Integration Quality Engineer

Company Details

Building humanity’s multiplanetary future.

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.  


Our Launch team in Cape Canaveral is responsible for building and operating our launch facility for our Terran 1 rocket, the world’s first 3D printed rocket.  The Launch team works closely with several teams across the company to solve flight hardware production, integration, and test challenges to ensure a successful launch.

What you’ll do: 

The Quality Engineer will be responsible for defining the process and systems used to assure high quality of vehicle and engine hardware. You will be responsible for architecting how we do quality and reliability at Relativity—from developing part and process qualification procedures, in-process inspection definition and facility control. You will have the opportunity to set the tone for Quality at the Relativity launch site by defining and approving the processes, and establishing interdepartmental relationships needed to accomplish this goal across the entire company. The Quality Engineer will play a critical role in both the activation and scaling of Relativity’s launch site vehicle processing. This is a unique opportunity to define Quality for an entirely new production process of additive manufacturing. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to lead the front on launch site processing for the world’s first 3D printed rocket.

  • Lay the foundation for how launch site equipment and processes become qualified and how hardware is screened and processed. Ownership will include the following:
  • Develop the qualification framework for new production machines, processes, and flight hardware leveraging a combination of industry standards and Relativity Space philosophies.
  • Manage the systems required to track & resolve non-conformance, root cause and corrective actions, and containments for additively manufactured launch vehicle hardware.
  • Implement the in-process and final quality verification processes for flight hardware integration at the launch site.
  • Develop strong working relationships with Engineering, Additive, Production, and Launch teams to ensure all company objectives can be met.
  • Accountable for both the strategic and tactical vision for Quality within our department. Architect our team’s Quality roadmap and execute on defined deliverables.

What you need to know:  

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.  Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience building and/or testing hardware in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a quality function.
  • Extensive experience interfacing with design engineering, manufacturing, and production personnel.
  • In-depth knowledge of configuration management, manufacturing methods, and process quality controls.
  • Experience developing a new or evolving quality management system (QMS) in a manufacturing environment

Nice to haves but not required:  

  • Successfully led initial AS9100 certification for an aerospace program.
  • New product introduction of an aerospace hardware system into a manufacturing, test, and production system with proven success.
  • Well-versed in process development and first-time quality efforts.
  • Highly organized and able to provide structure and direction to the previously undefined.
  • Self-starter that has demonstrated the ability to define and own a process from scratch and roll out that process through adept communication to a diverse team.
  • Self-aware and able to influence others outside of your organization.
  • Working knowledge of typical manufacturing execution systems and quality management systems.

Tagged as: AS9100, quality audits, aqap, deviation management, root cause analyzes, quality standards

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