EHS Technician (New Orleans, LA)

| New Orleans, LA
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Company Overview:

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.  

What you’ll do: 

Relativity Space is looking for a highly motivated Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Technician to join the EHS Team. The EHS Technician will work daily with frontline operations and technician teams and will partner with our EHS personnel to meet EHS objectives and comply with local, state, and federal regulations. This position will be spent primarily in the field working alongside frontline operations performing inspections, risk assessments (JHAs), and coaching our team. This position will be based in our test site at Stennis Space center. 

In addition to the above, this person will be responsible for the following: 

  • Develop partnerships and collaborate with frontline operations personnel such as welders, technicians, and operations specialists.
  • Conduct field inspections and risk assessments related to frontline technician jobs/tasks in factory, launch, or test sites.
  • Guide and assist operations personnel with reporting incidents, injuries,  and root cause analysis.
  • Conduct hands on EHS training for front line operations such as LOTO, Confined Spaces, Fall Protection, forklift, aerial lifts.
  • Inspect and maintain hazardous waste including lineside, satellite, and central waste accumulation areas.
  • Conduct environmental emissions and waste sampling per environmental permit requirements.
  • Support spill response and prevention initiatives per SPCC plan requirements.  
  • Support EHS policy/program enforcement at launch or test sites.

What you need to know: 

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent
  • First Aid, CPR, AED, and BBP certified – Relativity will provide training within first 2 weeks if certification has lapsed.
  • Minimum 3+ years working in frontline operations for heavy manufacturing, construction, or emergency services.
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience working in EHS including but not limited to:
    • Performing JHAs and field inspections
    • Using root cause analysis to investigate incidents and injuries
    • Comfortable delivering training pertaining to EHS topics
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time to support Test and Launch operations between Stennis and Cape Canaveral
  • Experience operating mobile equipment such as forklifts and aerial lifts
  • Strong knowledge of OSHA regulations

Nice to haves but not required: 

  • Bachelors degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Sciences, or equivalent
  • EMT certification and experience
  • Completion of coursework or training on following topics:
    • OSHA 30 hour – Relativity will provide this training after start date
    • HAZWOPER 40 hour training
    • Forklift operator certified
    • Aerial lift operator certified
    • RCRA / DOT Hazardous Waste Certified – Relativity will provide this training after start date
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable using, Word, and other Microsoft office tools
  • A self-directed individual who is able to work effectively with little oversight

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.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more! 

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An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is very interesting--from the large and colorful art pieces on the walls to the large (and small) rocket parts all over. We also have screens all over that are casting live streams of our testing and manufacturing floor. You just feel like you are seeing the future of manufacturing unfold right before your eyes.


Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.


CEO and Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!


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What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Annual learning and development stipend of up to $2,000.
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Paid industry certifications

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