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Structural Painter

Website THTBC KIRA Government Services

Subsidiary:  KIRA Government Services

Job Title:  Structural Painter

Job Location:  Kennedy Space Center, FL

Labor Category:  Non-Exempt | CBA-IAM

Clearance Requirement:  N/A

Travel Requirement:  None                       

KIRA Government Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) a family of 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies wholly- owned by the largest tribe in Alaska. Each of its wholly- owned 30+ subsidiaries are uniquely qualified to deliver value to its customers and teaming partners. For over 30 years, THTBC has operated as a trusted US Federal contractor throughout the US and worldwide. THTBC delivers outstanding service with innovative, low-cost contract solutions to all its public and private sector customers worldwide.  

Scope of Work:

Independently perform preparation, cleaning, rigging and structural painting operations.  Determine size and type of rigging/staging required, location and method of suspension.   Typical items/facilities requiring structural painting are structural steel, mobile service structures, weather towers, water towers, high bay doors, roof girders, VAB translucent panels, etc.   Cleaning operations such as VPF, SAEF 2l, and altitude chambers are typical. Rigging will be accomplished to support other contractors as well as internal support.  Surface preparation for painting shall be in accordance with specifications and acceptable industry practices.  Perform any work assigned to the employees in the classification.   Perform work in other classifications when incidental but necessary to accomplish work assignment. 


Performs duties in compliance with Federal, State, local, NASA and Air Force laws and regulations and requirements and KSC/CCAFS energy management conservation regulations, collective bargaining agreements, security, safety, hurricane and other specialized programs or contractual requirements relating to the business of the section, working within the limits of established policy. 

The Structural Painter conducts, but is not limited to:

  • Work from written or verbal information, blueprints, sketches, specifications, and applicable codes and standards.
  • Perform work at any height necessary to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Conduct safety inspections, and perform mechanical cleaning such as sandblasting, needle gun, wire brush, sandpaper, etc.
  • Properly protect all personnel, facilities, and equipment in surrounding areas where rigging and painting is being performed.
  • Perform sandblasting operations, as required.
  • Match color and finishes.
  • Maintain proper validation of equipment.
  • Repair rigging and staging equipment, as required, to facilitate the accomplishment of work assignment.
  • Maintain logs, records, charts, etc. as required.
  • Must maintain certifications, licenses, permits, etc. required for performance of assigned tasks.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Performs other related and/or associated duties as required.
  • This classification may include managing hazardous materials or other environmental responsibilities. 
  • Properly matches colors and mixes paint, varnish, shellac, lacquer or stain using pigments, bases and thinners, applying to surfaces with brushes, rollers, or guns to obtain desirable results of color, thickness, coverage and protection.
  • Applies road and parking lot stripes and prepares signs as required.  
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to operate and service various rotating equipment
  • Work with computers
  • Ability to work independently but follow specific detailed instructions
  • Ability to interface with various levels of personnel in a multi-cultural, team- oriented environment
  • Maintain certifications, licenses, permits, etc., required for performance of assigned tasks.  
  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problem, and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.
  • Perform or assist with any departmental operations, under direction, to maintain workflow.
  • Maintain security clearance, area permit(s), licenses, certifications, etc. required for performance of assigned tasks.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license.
  • Performs other related and/or associated duties as required.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift, push, pull, and carry heavy objects exceeding 30 pounds 
  • Walk, stand, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, and bend/twist body for extended periods of time
  • Work at heights
    • Walk up/downstairs frequently
    • Climb ladders and scaffolding
  • Use hands to handle, control, feel objects, tools and adjust equipment controls
  • Frequently perform repetitive movements
  • Ability to correctly perform with corrective devices, tasks that require close visual acuity, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus 
  • Wear job/task related/required PPE:  i.e. safety shoes, hearing / eye protection, hard hat, respirators, gloves, fall protection etc.
  • Tolerate in and outdoor extreme cold, heat and humid conditions for extended periods of time
  • May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail. 
  • May be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and electrical shock hazards. 
  • May be required to work a flexible work schedule and on alternating workdays to meet mission and customer requirements.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 
    1. A recognized apprenticeship training program plus 2 years of experience OR
    2. Military or Civilian vocational training plus 2 years of experience OR
    3. 5 years of direct work-related skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain job related Licenses, Certifications etc. required by Federal, State, local, NASA and Air Force standards, rules and regulations
  • Able to interact with customers and coworkers in a courteous, professional, and effective manner. 
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have working knowledge of computers and work-related computer programs associated with the position


KIRA Government Services offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • Company paid disability, basic life & AD&D
  • Employee paid voluntary life and AD&D for dependents
  • Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401(k) retirement plan

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all the essential duties of the position satisfactorily.   The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, including successfully completing a thorough background investigation.

THTBC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us and let us know the nature of your request. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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