Maintenance Electronics Technician (req2111)

Posted: 9/1/2021
Location: Frederick, MD
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Job ID: req2111


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 repair, fabrication, modification, maintenance, installation and testing of a full range of electronic, pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical instruments used in research and industry. Responsible for servicing such items as oscilloscopes, radioactivity scales, spectrophotometers, electronic detectors, and projection equipment. Monitor and maintain scientific equipment alarms, O2 and CO2 building alarms and the cardkey system for the facility. Works independently and is subject to 24-hour call for emergency repairs. Assignments are reviewed for workmanship and adherence to standards.


  • Checks schematic diagrams and equipment manuals to isolate causes of instrument failure
  • Checks electronic alignment of instruments according to calibrating standards using electronic testing equipment
  • Disassembles and replaces components such as vacuum tubes, thermocouples, transistors, etc.
  • Redesigns existing circuits to meet special requirements
  • Modifies equipment for miniaturization and efficiency of operation
  • Periodically inspects instruments and support systems
  • Conducts standard tests on newly installed support systems
  • Assists in maintaining reserve essential components
  • Occasionally working beyond normal duty hours, including weekends and holidays
  • 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:

  • Possession of high school diploma or equivalent plus one (1) year of vocational or manufacturers' instruction in electronic industrial instrumentation and pneumatic controls
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of six (6) years of craft-related experience
  • Ability to routinely lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders; work involves bending, stooping and working in confined areas; potential exposure to particulates, vapors or noisy environment
  • Must have and maintain a valid State Driver's License issued by the state in which the 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 as determined by the Leidos Biomed Use of Government Owned or Leased Vehicles Policy
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • 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, ammeters, wattmeter's and other multi-amp testing equipment
  • Experience replacing bearings, brushes, rings, contacts, and armatures of electric motors in scientific equipment


  • 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 with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • 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