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Electrician II

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Oct 2, 2023

Job Details

Electrician II

Job ID: req3691
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Division: Facilities, Maintenance & Engineering
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 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.


Responsible for the preventative maintenance, installing, repairing, modifying, testing, and troubleshooting of electrical services, circuits, systems, fixtures, controls, and equipment


  • Performs industrial electrical work on such items as incineration, fluorescent and germicidal fixtures, generating equipment and controls, scientific equipment, solid state electronic sensing controls and solid-state motor controls
  • Works on equipment carrying up to 600 VAC
  • Assisting with the Electrical Preventative Maintenance for the site
  • Visit’s worksites to assist in developing work plans, time requirements, power sources and the need for branch circuits, outlets and additional electrical fixtures
  • Installs lines, outlet boxes, fuse panels and related electrical equipment
  • Maintains and repairs electrical laboratory and technical equipment
  • Occasionally working beyond normal duty hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Will be required to be a part of a rotational on call schedule for unexpected 24-hour call ins
  • Contributes to the overall success of Operation and Maintenance Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned


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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Maryland State Journeyman license or formal training in the electrical field equivalent to a four (4) year accredited apprentice program
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of craft-related experience
  • Must have no more than three (3) demerit points in the previous twelve (12) months or five (5) demerit points in the preceding thirty-six (36) months as determined by Leidos Biomed Use of Government Owned or Leased Vehicles Policy
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics
  • Experience in safety practices in the trade
  • Ability to work independently using established trade techniques and work methods
  • Ability to routinely lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Ability to walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, bend, stoop, and to work in confined areas and potential exposure to particulates
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Master Electricians License
  • Experience in a wide range installing, maintaining, and repairing industrial electrical equipment and systems
  • Knowledge of electrical components of scientific/laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Codes, National Electrical Safety Codes; basic principles and theories of electricity; safety practices in the electrical trade
  • Experience with voltmeters, amp meters, watt meters and other multi-amp testing equipment
  • Experience replacing bearings, brushes, rings, contacts, and armatures of electric motors to over 400-horsepower


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • 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

Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.



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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