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

Job ID: req790
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.


The Laborer will be responsible for:

  • Performing a variety of manual labor tasks relating to work in the construction trades, and transportation of material and scientific equipment
  • Moving heavy equipment, rearranging, stacking boxes and other industrial items
  • Operating a forklift, large trucks, vertical lifts, jib rigs, snow blower, garden tractor, and utility tractor
  • Transporting equipment & supplies to offsite facilities
  • Assembling shelving and office furniture
  • Lifting and transporting materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Removing debris and snow
  • Performing tasks indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards
  • This position is subject to 24-hour call in (rotating schedule) for emergency repairs


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of one (1) year of related labor experience
  • MD class C driver’s license
  • Must have and maintain a valid State Driver's License issued by the state in which the incumbent/candidate resides for each class of vehicle to be operated on company business
  • 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 policy
  • Ability to perform physical duties including-lifting and carrying up to 50 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


  • Experience in safety practices in the trade, industrial construction/support equipment
  • One year of construction experience
  • Experience working for sustained periods of time performing manual labor


  • Candidate is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • Candidate will be entering an animal facility or have the potential for exposure to animal allergens
  • Candidate would be working in or have the potential for exposure to high noise levels for extended period of time. This may require a medical clearance and enrollment into the Hearing Conservation Program
  • Candidate is subject to the following 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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