Production Planner

Job Expired

Long Beach, California, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description

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.


As a production planner in the engine manufacturing organization, you will be responsible for program planning and scheduling within a fast-paced group, developing the components and supporting infrastructure required to build, test, and launch our predominantly 3D printed engines and components. We are seeking a proactive, service-oriented individual with excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. In this hands-on position, you'll work to increase the speed and efficiency of your team by supporting the timely delivery, quality, and transparency of schedule data. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards our first flight.

What you’ll do: 

  • Your primary role will include leading integrated scheduling and resource planning, developing and maintaining production schedule and performing schedule baseline change control, collecting and tracking performance and, conducting critical path and variance analyses.
  • You will also provide visibility, status, and regular reviews on schedule performance.
  • You will be expected to resource load, analyze, and optimize production planning schedules to meet required dates while collaborating with design, manufacturing and supply chain counterparts to status critical procurements and impact to schedule, while performing “what if” scenarios, and helping to develop recovery plans. 
  • Develop schedules and plans involving both internal resources, partner team resources, and external vendor resources.
  • Work with other production planners in other work centers to align on priorities for your product line(s) and collectively respond to changes when they arise.
  • Production demand planning duties, to provide actionable insights and drive improved schedule performance for our team.
  • Provide meaningful metrics and data to help demonstrate where data collection, measurement and analysis can be valuable in informing strategic decisions regarding resource allocation and planning.

What you need to know:  

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Engineering or Project Management
  • Experience with large project controls, project planning and IMS; Proficiency with resource loaded schedules using Smartsheet, MS Project, or comparable software
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, MS Project, Smartsheet)
  • Strong communication skills in technical work environments
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships
  • Accuracy, quality, and attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Works on multiple projects with changing priorities

Nice to haves but not required:  

  • 2+ years working with broad/deep scheduling and planning
  • Previous experience in manufacturing, defense, or aerospace

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:
$83,000$106,000 USD

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