Sheetmetal Worker, Maint

Frederick, MD
Aug 21, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
The Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) Directorate is responsible for laboratory space, administrative space, infrastructure, campus landscape, planning, and design, and construction management at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

  • Fabricates tanks, safety hoods, steam sterilizers and laboratory sinks.
  • Selects metals capable of withstanding anticipated operational conditions.
  • Makes a variety of seams and assembles components by soldering, riveting and spot welding.
  • Repairs duct work, exhaust piping and all types of sheet metal components.
  • Interprets blueprints and verbal instructions.
  • This position is subject to 24-hour call in (rotating schedule) for emergency repairs

Performs other related duties as assigned by a responsible authority. Read blueprints and sketches; lay out and shape metals to unusual contours and fit metals together to close tolerances; work independently using standard trade techniques. Basic geometry and arithmetic; the physical properties of a wide variety of sheet metals; standard welding techniques; basic work methods in other crafts; safety practices in the sheet metal trade.

  • Possession of high school diploma or equivalent.
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of craft-related experience
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Must have the ability to routinely lift and carry up to 50 lbs.; climb stairs and ladders; work involves bending, stooping and working in confined areas; potential exposure to particulates, vapors or noisy environment
  • Must have and maintain a valid State Driver's License issued by the state in which the incumbent/candidate resides for each class of vehicle to be operated on company business
  • Must have no more than 3 demerit points in the previous twelve (12) months or five (5) demerit points in the preceding thirty-six (36) months per policy
  • Experience with construction safety practices
  • Familiarity with scientific/laboratory equipment

  • Candidate will be entering an animal facility or have the potential for exposure to animal allergens
  • Candidate would be working in or have the potential for exposure to high noise levels for extended period of time. This may require a medical clearance and enrollment into the Hearing Conservation Program
  • Candidate is subject to the following environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)