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HVAC Supervisor

Job ID: req1645
Employee Type: exempt full-time
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.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:


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.


  • Manages all HVAC/Pipe shop operations to include but not limited to, manpower, material, workflow, inventory, scheduling, time approval, manage complete Preventative Maintenance (PM) program, reporting shop performance metrics
  • Coordinates and communicates preventative maintenance, special assist, work orders, and projects with FME staff, external contractors under the guidance of the Facility Manager
  • Ensures safety awareness and implementation of safety policies and procedures; Gives weekly toolbox talks
  • Assigns work and daily plans to staff
  • Inspects work
  • Prepares labor and material cost estimates
  • Makes recommendations to improve efficiency of operations including contributions for improvement to departmental initiatives
  • Writes annual employee performance reviews
  • Provides after hour support when needed
  • Performs other related duties and backs up Facility Manager and Facility Operations
  • Works in a computerized management system (CMS) that tracks all work orders
  • Monitors both shop and departmental inventory, tracks stock, orders and distributes supplies when needed
  • Schedules and coordinates outside contractors and vendors
  • Exercises responsibility in the care of tools and vehicles assigned to shops


  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency 
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience, including one (1) year of experience in a leadership capacity  
  • Master plumber license
  • Universal Certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration’s such as the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer laws, the use of refrigerant tables
  • Must be well experienced in the installation, maintenance and repair of commercial/industrial HVAC systems, steam, water and sewer system
  • Must possess knowledge of and experience in commercial level chillers, AHU, cooling towers, refrigeration including ultra-low freezers, steam systems, BAS and associated control systems, compressed gas including medical grade, RO systems, sprinkler systems
  • Ability to read and interpret, instructions, blueprints, and work orders
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, and coordinate all support shop functions
  • Ability to provide support by telephone and in person for after-hours activities
  • Ability to compose and draft professional correspondence including but not limited to disciplinary action when needed
  • Experience with OSHA standards and contemporary constructions safety practices
  • Must have the ability to routinely lift and carry up to 50 lbs.; 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 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 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:

  • Computer experience, including Excel, Word
  • CPR / first aid certification
  • Knowledge and experience with OSHA 30
  • 70E certification
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill both verbal and written
  • Ability to analyze data and situations and make sound data driven decisions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities with attention to detail


  • 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 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)