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Cleaning Technician, cGMP, (ELIGIBLE FOR SIGN-ON BONUS)

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Aug 11, 2022
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Cleaning Technician, cGMP, (ELIGIBLE FOR SIGN-ON BONUS)

Job ID: req2613
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Division: Facilities, Maintenance & Engineering
Facility: Frederick: ATRF
Location: 8560 Progress Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

FOR A LIMITED TIME – We are offering a one-time $1,200.00 Sign-On bonus, less applicable taxes for the successful candidate hired for this position! (Candidate must pass background check and onboarding requirements including pre-employment physical and drug screening).


The Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) mission is to support the NCI at Frederick in their mission to cure cancer and AIDS. FME is responsible for the physical campus - its research laboratory space, administrative space, the infrastructure that supports the buildings, and the landscape that surrounds them. In addition, we are responsible for managing, planning, designing, and construction management of renovations at the FNLCR.


  • Complete training by Biopharmaceutical Development Program staff on basic understanding of CGMP requirements
  • Be gown qualified annually in order to enter and perform work in ISO 5 areas
  • Be trained and released by safety personnel for the use of PAPR breathing apparatus necessary when cleaning with highly concentrated sporicidal solutions
  • Be proactive and clear in communicating with BDP to relay any observations of potential problems and to assure that mix-ups do not occur
  • Alert supervisor when inventory levels of cleaning and gowning supplies run low so that orders can be placed
  • Be responsible for cleaning throughout the facility to include clean rooms, laboratories, restrooms, warehouse and other areas as needed in order to maintain and conform to FDA and cGMP guidelines and regulations for cleaning practices
  • Receive training on specialized equipment will be provided
  • Maintain clean room environment below alert limits by following established cleaning practices
  • Clean and wash walls, ceilings, windows (inside and outside) and screens, equipment exteriors, carts, tables, chairs, stools, benches, door handles, door push plates, door latch releases, light switches, telephones, floors, and locker rooms following established aseptic techniques and using appropriate solutions
  • Responsible for preparation of solutions, solution disposal, trash disposal and water collection
  • Clean administrative and laboratory areas, including vacuuming rugs and removing stains and foreign matter from a variety of surfaces using proper cleaners
  • Move office furniture and equipment for cleaning
  • Sweep, mop, strip, scrub, wax, and polish floors using industrial power equipment
  • Wash and clean windows and ceiling air vents
  • Dust and clean office areas, woodwork, furniture, floor coverings, fixtures, stairwells, fire doors, and empty trash containers
  • Dispose of biological waste materials
  • Clean and disinfect rest rooms, replenish paper supplies
  • Provide general cleanup outside of buildings
  • Shift 4:00am – 12:00pm; weekend work may be required


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a High school diploma or equivalent.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Ability to accurately and neatly document all work performed in a timely fashion for review by BDP supervisor
  • Ability to pass aseptic gowning validation
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow SOPs
  • Excellent mathematical skills
  • 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
  • Ability to wear PAPR breathing apparatus necessary when cleaning with highly concentrated sporicidal solutions (Training provided)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


  • Ability to operate industrial power equipment used for cleaning
  • Ability to handle and organize work load independently and adjust quickly to changing priorities; This would include a high workload after a power outage
  • Ability to perform routine duties in a consistent manner each and every time
  • Ability to be a team player due to constant interactions with similar employees and stakeholders
  • Proficient in troubleshooting techniques to solve machine issues
  • Strong attention to detail


  • This position may require continuous or intermittent exposure to and exertion in environmental conditions such as working outdoors, temperature extremes, humidity extremes. etc. as part of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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