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Operations & Maintenance Supervisor- ATRF

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Mar 1, 2023

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Manufacturing & Production, Operations, Quality
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Operations & Maintenance Supervisor- ATRF

Job ID: req3387
Employee Type: exempt 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.


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.


  • Maintenance of utilities and building equipment and systems in a 330,000 sq ft facility
  • Coordinating and communicating the preventative maintenance, special assist, work orders, and projects with FME staff, external contractors under the guidance of the Facility Manager
  • Proactive approach to Safety awareness and training, and implementation of safety policies, and procedures
  • Assigning work to staff, and daily planning
  • Inspecting work as it is in progress for adherence to best practices and follow up to verify completeness of work
  • Preparing labor and material cost estimates of work for entry into various business systems
  • Making recommendations to improve efficiency of operations
  • Assist the Facility Manager and Custodial Supervisor to resolve problems as they arise
  • Provide Back up to the Facility Manager as needed
  • Writing annual performance reviews and discussing them with each direct report to promote continuous improvement
  • Providing after hour support
  • Developing creative reporting tools to communicate complex project sequencing and/or progress assessments
  • Tracking backlog and completion status of work orders in Maximo
  • Attending project meetings to provide current financial information and potential impacts to project budget or forecast
  • Providing detailed performance metrics and analysis for senior management and NCI at established intervals
  • Collecting and reviewing customer satisfaction survey data and ensuring that low scores are investigated with customers and adequately resolved


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

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education)
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of four (4) years relevant experience including a minimum of one (1) year in a leadership role
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs
  • Position includes walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing stairs and exposure to dust or particulates
  • Ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities with attention to detail
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, coach, discipline direct reports
  • Ability to think strategically and coordinate all support shop functions to meet customer and mission objectives
  • Experience with OSHA standards and contemporary safety practices
  • Analyze data and situations and make sound data driven decisions
  • Ability to provide support by telephone and in person for after-hours activities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with facility management
  • Previous experience working at the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF)
  • Previous experience with laboratory construction and renovations, plant steam operations, theory and equipment used in industrial heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Knowledgeable in cGMP/cGLP requirements for clinical manufacturing and research laboratories
  • Experience with CMMS (Maximo)


  • 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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