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Company: Frederick National Laboratory
Location: Frederick, MD
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Machinery Maintenance Mechanic, Night Shift

Job ID: req1076
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases. 

Position Overview:


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


  • Walks thru all support equipment spaces checking for malfunctioning machinery and taking corrective action as necessary
  • Responds to scientific, animal area, and other equipment alarm conditions, taking corrective action as necessary
  • Maintains a clear and concise log book of all activities occurring during the shift
  • Calls responsible foreman on any major issues
  • Determines need for assistance and calls-in necessary craftsmen
  • Maintains radio contact with Protective Services
  • This position is subject to 24-hour call in (rotating schedule) for emergency repairs

Performs other related duties as assigned by a responsible authority. 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; follow established procedures; work independently. Working knowledge of systems utilized and program principles such as: Support systems including: chillers, refrigeration, ventilation, alarm and control systems (computerized, electromechanical and pneumatic); electrical; steam, water and gas piping and controls.


  • 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
  • Ability to read and interpret, instructions, blueprints, and work order
  • Must have and maintain a valid State Driver's License issued by the state in which the incumbent/candidate resides
    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 company policy
  • Ability to perform physical duties including lifting and carrying up to 50lbs
  • Duties include walking, standing, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, working in confined areas, potential exposure to particulates, vapors or noisy environment
  • Experience with construction safety practices
  • 2nd Shift, Midnight to 8:00 am


  • 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 atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • 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 is subject to the 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)

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