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Facilities Technician III - Painter

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

About The Role

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

Life at Rocket Lab


SolAero Technologies is a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications. We are the world’s only vertically integrated, end-to-end supplier of satellite solar arrays. SolAero’s proven flight heritage, high-volume production capability, and technology position us to service the world’s most demanding satellite applications. Our space solar products have powered over 1,00 satellites in orbit to date.

Facilities Technician III – Painter

Based at SolAero by Rocket Lab in Albuquerque, New Mexico the Operations Painter Technician is responsible for facilities maintenance and painting. You will support the Facilities Manager and operations organization, with deliverables required for internal leadership, board of directors, and investors.


  • Paint to Rocket Lab color scheme large commercial building.
  • Prepare large surfaces, apply paint, add detail and clean up, and you may also be tasked with power washing.
  • Repair and prepare dry wall and other surfaces for painting.
  • Maintain paint and painting supply inventories. Catalogue paint colors nomenclature for future matching.
  • Identifies quality issues when they occur and participates in finding the solution to the issue.


  • Ability to prepare surfaces and apply paint to walls and other surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprayers to both interior and exterior surfaces.
  • Ability to work at elevated levels from ladders, scissor lift, boom lift and roof levels. Operational experience using man-lift/boom lift to reach elevated surfaces is a must.
  • Respirator experience – must be clean shaven to wear respirator when job requires respirator.
  • Forklift experience a plus.
  • Work largely self-managed, needing minimal supervision.
  • Osha and/or safety training a plus.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions including drawing and print interpretation and application.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related commercial and/or industrial painting experience.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations fromthe U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.

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