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cGMP Maintenance Mechanic, Night Shift

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

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

cGMP Maintenance Mechanic, Night Shift

Job ID: req3401
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Division: Vaccine Clinical Materials Program
Facility: Frederick: G-WAY
Location: 7116 Geoffrey Way, Frederick, MD 21704 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 Vaccine Clinical Materials Program (VCMP), part of Leidos Biomedical Research at the Frederick National Lab, supports the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC). Its’ mission is to advance preclinical and clinical research, product development, and manufacture of novel clinical-stage vaccines and biologics to address current and/or emerging infectious diseases of global significance (e.g., HIV-AIDS, Influenza, Ebola, Malaria, Novel Coronavirus, Tuberculosis). The VCMP is responsible for the operation of a Frederick MD -based pilot plant facility and is actively engaged in cGMP manufacture, testing, release, and supply of Phase I /II clinical products for investigational use in the US and globally.


  • Dismantles, moves, assembles, installs, and repairs industrial machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, drawings, or verbal instructions.
  • Dismantles equipment and machines using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools; moves machinery and equipment using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks; assembles and installs equipment such as conveyors and tramrails using hand and power tools; constructs foundations; aligns machines; performs scheduled inspection and maintenance.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools and fabrication machinery to rework or make new parts.
  • Maintains the integrity of the Pilot Plant (PP) utility and support systems.
  • Performs both emergency and preventative maintenance work.
  • Works independently with the option to appropriate additional skilled trades personnel in the event of a major malfunction.
  • Performs routine walk downs of all critical utility support systems.
  • Checks for malfunctioning machinery and taking corrective action.
  • Responds to Scientific Alarms and Building Automation System alarms and taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Maintains clear and concise logbooks for all equipment.
  • Maintains radio contact with VCMP Security and the VCMP Facilities Maintenance Department.
  • Takes emergency call duty as scheduled (Emergency on-call duty rotated every six to eight weeks).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Manager, cGMP Maintenance.
  • The work schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. These hours provide 1 hour of overlap at the beginning and end of a shift with evening and daytime personnel.
  • This position requires approximately two months of daytime training before moving to the night shift.


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

  • Possession of a high school degree.
  • In addition to the education requirement, must have five (5) years of craft-related experience.
  • Must possess basic Microsoft Office skills.
  • Knowledge of support systems including chillers, steam generation, Scientific and Building Alarm Systems, water purification, water treatment and control systems (electromechanical and pneumatic).
  • Ability to:
    • Identify potential machinery and system malfunctions
    • Start/stop equipment as required.
    • Effect minor repairs to a large variety of systems and equipment.
    • Maintain legible and concise records.
  • This position is subject to 24-hour call-in for alarm conditions and breakdown repairs.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with Building Automation Systems.
  • HVAC Maintenance and Repair.
  • Control Systems Operation and Repair Preferred Qualification.
  • Ability to work independently and with other in-house maintenance personnel.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.


  • This position is subject to working in or have the potential to exposure to high noise levels for extended periods of time requiring medical clearance.
  • 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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