Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (Leidos Biomed)
Facilities, Maintenance, and Engineering

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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.


The Locksmith will:

  • Install, replace, disassemble, and repair lock mechanisms on existing doors, windows, and associated hardware systems, manual and electronic locksets, mechanical lock sets, combination lock sets, closers, hinges, electric strikes, and slide mechanisms
  • Use a variety of hand and shop tools in the installation and repair of locking mechanisms
  • Open/repair malfunctioning lock mechanisms; Open locks with a pic set when necessary
  • Remove, replace, repair lock cores
  • Read, comprehend and follow instruction guides
  • Manage a high volume of work orders for Locksmith services both on the FNLCR as well as off-site facilities
  • Coordinate maintenance and upgrade of locking hardware and access control systems at NCI campus and off-site locations
  • Work with a wide variety of locks manufactured by different companies; specialized locking systems, and safe combinations
  • Monitor inventory and place orders for supplies; maintain adequate inventory required for daily preventative measures as well as critical and emergency repairs and replacements
  • In cooperation with Security/Access Control, maintain secure and accountable access throughout Frederick National Lab facilities, as well as comprehensive records for cores and keys
  • Observe safety standards


  • Possession of high school diploma or equivalent
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of four (4) years of craft-related experience
  • Knowledge of or experience with a variety of lock mechanisms, mechanical lock sets, electronic and combination lock sets
  • Experience with installing, replacing, repairing lock mechanisms and associated hardware systems, on both manual and electronic locksets
  • Experience fabricating precision cut keys
  • Experience with the use of standard tools used in the Locksmith trade
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow instruction guides
  • Must have and maintain a valid State Driver's License
  • Per policy, 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
  • Ability to perform physical duties including lifting and carrying up to and exceeding 100 lbs.
  • Duties include walking, standing, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and working in confined areas, potential exposure to particulates, vapors or noisy environment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


  • Knowledge of FNPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and other Opening Protectives

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

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