Launch Instrumentation Technician

Relativity Space

Cape Canaveral, FL, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 02/07/2021
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  • Company Address: , Inglewood, CA

About Relativity Space

Relativity is creating an entirely new process to iterate and scale rockets and build the future of humanity in space. We are 3D printing entire rockets that will deploy and resupply satellite constellations to connect and improve our planet. Our technology builds toward our long-term goal of 3D printing the first rocket made from Mars.

Job Description

Relativity is seeking a highly talented Launch Instrumentation Technician to join a rapidly growing space startup.  As a Launch Instrumentation Technician, your responsibilities will include the installation and operations of data and control systems, pad construction, build-up, activation, and launch operations to support the Terran 1 launch program.  You will work closely with the pad engineering team supporting activities required to get the launch pad built and activated.

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

At Relativity, we are redefining the way rockets are designed, built and flown.  Starting with our proprietary and cutting-edge 3D printing technology, we aim to simplify and automate the manufacturing of rockets. This revolutionary approach enables us to make launch vehicles faster and more cost efficiently, allowing us to offer cost-efficient and short lead-time launch services to our customers.  You will support the installation and operations of Data and Control System hardware and various instrumentation required to create an operational launch site.  Once the launch site is functional, you will provide system level troubleshooting and procedural support while conducting launches of Terran 1. 

Candidate Profile

As a Launch Instrumentation Technician, you will be at the forefront of creating a world class orbital launch site.  In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who is able to help lead projects to completion; ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively across various groups.  The ability to perform work at the highest quality with minimal direction across all major technical disciplines is key.

You should have extensive experience in installing, verifying, and troubleshooting sensors that measures temperature, pressure, flow, displacement, and vibration. Oscilloscopes, signal generators, and multi-meters are just a few of the tools that you should already know how to operate.  You will also be responsible for providing feedback and communication with the pad engineering team to prevent issues and help improve the pad build/activation process.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • Operational knowledge of basic electrical/electronic circuits and components.
  • Operational knowledge of transducers used to measure temperature, pressure, flow, displacement, and vibration.
  • Operational knowledge of oscilloscopes, signal generators, and multi-meters.
  • Basic understanding of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
  • Basic knowledge of Wheatstone bridge theory, ability to apply Ohms’ law, and an understanding of basic analog and digital electronics.  
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, P&ID’s, CAD drawings and schematics.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and make repairs to instrumentation and data acquisition systems.
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Outlook, Visio).
  • Basic understanding of low voltage AC power distribution systems.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Experience building and/or operating a launch facility.
  • Experience installing network based equipment and wiring/fiber.
  • Experience with installing and maintaining IP cameras and communication systems.
  • Experience building control cabinets for industrial control systems.
  • Familiar with harnessing techniques using military type connectors.
  • Operational knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and IEC 61131.
  • Familiar with intrinsically safe instrumentation installation in hazardous areas.
  • Experience with general facility maintenance.
  • Experience operating pressurized systems.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R.  § 120.15 is required.

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.

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