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Asbestos Abatement

Website THTBC KIRA Government Services

Subsidiary:  KIRA Government Services

Job Title:  Asbestos Abatement/Insulator

Job Location:  Kennedy Space Center, FL

Labor Category:  Non-Exempt | CBA-IAM

Clearance Requirement:  NACI

Travel Requirement:  N/A

Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is 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 preventative maintenance removal, fabrication and installation of insulating asbestos/non-asbestos material on plant system and equipment including boilers, chillers, tanks, hot or cold air ducts or pipes and steam generators.  Perform any work assigned to the employee 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.   


  • Work from written or verbal instructions, drawings, sketches, blueprints and applicable national, state and municipal specifications, codes and ordinances. 
  • Possess a working knowledge of the layout and cutting of mitre joints for pipe and valve application.  
  • Select type of insulating material on basis of heat-retaining or heat-excluding characteristics. 
  • Apply insulating material to exposed surfaces of equipment. 
  • Install retainers, bands, or clips to secure or hold insulation in place. 
  • When covering exposed surfaces, preform insulation to required size and shape using necessary tools.
  • Inspect and remove existing asbestos and insulation and performs corrective/preventative maintenance, as required. 
  • Insulate with prefabricated insulating material, bindings, plastic, cement, etc. 
  • Maintain logs, records, charts, etc., 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
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Must maintain security clearance, area permit(s), licenses, certifications, etc. required for performance of assigned tasks.
  • Performs other related and/or associated duties as required.
  • This classification may include managing hazardous materials or other environmental responsibilities.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions:

  • 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
    1. Walk up/down stairs frequently
    2. Climb ladders and scaffolding
  • Use hands to handle, control, feel objects, tools and make adjustments to 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 work days to meet mission and customer requirements.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be vaccinated in accordance with all Executive Orders, Government mandates or requirements, contractual requirements and company policy
  • 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
  • Must have knowledge of worksite safety, occupational hazards and standard safety practices. 
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license to operate a company vehicle. 
  • Must have a safe driving record, as defined by Company policy, to operate a company vehicle.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a drug/alcohol test, criminal record check, and motor vehicle check.   
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a NACI clearance.  


THTBC 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 vacation and sick time
  • 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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