Operations and Maintenance October Newsletter

Operations and Maintenance October Newsletter: Meet the O&M Department








The Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Department has been serving and supporting the NCI scientific mission since 1972. Our dedicated staff works 24/7 behind the scenes to ensure that the NCI campus and laboratory environments are safe, functional, and reliable, as well as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. On average, we complete 25,000 work orders each year to maintain or repair thousands of pieces of facility and scientific equipment in over 100 buildings across 68 acres. While many of our activities revolve around scheduled routine maintenance and repair, we also perform a wide range of services and custom fabrications. Please read on for a better understanding of our different shops as well as the many services we provide.

Header graphic: Exterior and Structural Systems

Supervisor:      Bob Lawler
Group lead:     John “Kelly” Moore


Carpentry services


All types of interior finishes and fit outs

Licensed pest and rodent control

Moving services

Custom wood and counter fabrications

Animal facility refuse disposal


Header graphic: HVAC and Pipe Systems

Supervisor:      Dennis Angel
Group leads:   Tim Murphy and Dave Hamilton

HVAC systems and all related equipment

Chillers/cooling towers



Ice machines

Eyewash stations/safety showers

All plumbing systems

from piping through fixtures



Site utilities

R/O systems

Scientific gases


Header graphic: Mechanical Systems

Supervisor:      Ronnie Lambert
Group leads:   John Eyler

Custom metal fabrications

Scientific hood certifications/repairs

Generator maintenance



Certified welding services

Signage fabrications


Tunnel washers

Custom machining

and scientific fabrication

Plexiglass fabrications

Sheet metal/rain gutters/duct modifications

Cage and rack repairs





Header graphic: Electrical Systems

Supervisor:      Jay Walsh
Group lead:     Milton Whims

Electric power distribution

Lighting systems


Scientific alarms/monitoring

Fire alarms

Controlled access systems


Scientific and facility

equipment repair



Group photo of the Operations and Maintenance staff

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Contact the Help Desk

Phone: 301-846-1068

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