Thermal Blanket Fabrication Engineering Techn

Website Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation


KIRA Government 

Job Title

Thermal Blanket Fabrication Engieering Technician III

Job Location

NASA Goddard

Labor Category

Non-Exempt l CBA

Clearance Requirement



Up to 10% of the time


$32.29 – $50.51


Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a rapidly growing family of 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies owned by one of the largest Tribes in Alaska.  For over 35 years, THTBC has operated as a trusted US federal contractor worldwide, with employees in 27 states.  THTBC delivers outstanding service with innovative, low-cost contract solutions in the GovCon industry as prime contractor, subcontractor, and member of joint ventures.  As a Tribally owned company, THTBC is not subject to acquisition and is among the fastest growing companies in the GovCon industry.

Scope of Work:

Performs multiple routine and non-routine complex tasks, demonstrating full competency while following procedures and working independently under the minimal direction of lead Thermal Blanket personnel. Will primarily be assigned in the Thermal Blanket Fabrication facilities and in support of Thermal Blankets in the Bldg. 7/10/15/29 complex. Depending on assignment, assists senior technicians & Engineers in performing layout, fabrication and installation of flight and test thermal blankets on flight and mockup experiments, instruments and spacecraft or other duties associated within area of assignment as directed by lead personnel or supervision.


  • Primary duties are to independently and with minimal direction of a lead technician performing multiple layout
  • Fabrication and installation of flight and test thermal blankets on flight and mockup experiments, instruments, and spacecraft. 
  • Producing precision templates from drawings and flight hardware
  • Laying out bulk MLI blankets per project requirements
  • Cutting to size and shape, taping and sewing as required, providing vents, and installing filters, grounds, grommets and other blanket details.
  • Accurately measure using precision rules and tapes, and read, interpret and follow written procedures and simple technical drawings and other routine tasks as directed by lead personnel or supervision. 
  • May also be requested to train entry level technicians as directed and support fabrication.
  • Proper handling of patterns, plastic films, netting, and woven materials of man-made fibers. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be vaccinated in accordance with all Executive Orders, Government mandates or requirements, contractual requirements, and company policy.
  • High School diploma or GED is required. 
  • Minimum of 6 years related, or 4 years direct experience required to the area of assignment with demonstrated leadership & communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Eng. terms & ability to efficiently operate computers is required. 
  • Ability to perform with minimal supervision & to read & interpret schematics, work from sketches & drawings, is required.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions from engineering or supervision.
  • Ability to use own judgment and decisions to allow continuity of workflow.
  • Must be able to organize time and assignments to properly prioritize efforts for maximum effectiveness.
  • Must be capable of passing required physical examinations and successfully completing the following training: Electro-static discharge, hazard communication, confined space, clean room, personal protective equipment, IT security and other required training or certifications as directed by ETIS management. Works from ladders, scaffolding, catwalks, cranes, boatswain chairs, suspended platforms or cages, etc. 
  • Works while bending, standing, stooping, kneeling, or in a prone position for extended time periods.
  • Works in closely confined spaces.
  • Lifts and carries items up to 35 pounds, sometimes up and down stairways, where lifting devices and hoists are not available.
  • Ability to use hearing and vision protection and respiratory equipment.
  • Hand work including cutting with scissors or craft knives, measuring with rules or tape measures.



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 PTO
  • Paid holidays (11 days)
  • 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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