Jefferson Lab

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Re-Posting Date: 2/3/2023
Salary Range: $68,100 - $107,700 (SE-I)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

What your job will be like:
We are seeking a self-motivated engineer to join the Accelerator SRF Operations group. As process equipment engineer, you will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of engineers, scientists, designers, and technicians in the design, procurement, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of technical systems and equipment for SRF Operations. This position will also be responsible for maintaining, repairing, upgrading existing SRF Operation production equipment.

In this role, you will work on developing technologies for the EIC Project. The Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) is the next large-scale Department of Energy nuclear physics user facility to be built in the United States. It will be hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and is expected to start operation within the next 10 – 12 years. The EIC Project received Critical Decision CD-1 in June 2021 initiating the engineering and design phase. Jefferson Lab is a major partner in the EIC Project and is providing significant contributions to the overall project management as well as the design and construction of RF systems, cryogenics systems, electron injector and storage ring electro-magnets, and experimental detector systems.

Technology Areas:

  • Semi-automated production equipment
  • Acid etching and cleaning equipment
  • ISO rated Cleanroom operations
  • Acid-Base waste neutralization
  • High Purity water production
  • Specification and procedure writing
  • Tooling and equipment design

In this role you will:

  • Be a team member with other engineers, scientist, and technicians in the development of processing equipment and tooling for superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities and cryo-modules.
  • Work with experienced technicians on the maintenance and installation of new and existing equipment.
  • Develop specifications, request for quotes, and scopes of works for new equipment and installations.
  • Serve as the responsible technical representative and present status reports and presentations on all aspects of new equipment from procurement through installation and commissioning.
  • Collaborate with Facilities Management, SRF engineers and staff on the design of new processing equipment and facilities.
  • Design systems in accordance with applicable codes and standards, including: ASME piping, ASME Boiler, Pressure Vessel Codes, and JLab Pressure and Vacuum System Rules.
  • Design specialized tooling and fixtures.
  • Coordinate maintenance, repairs, and improvements of existing equipment.
  • Write technical procedures and safety plans and documents.
  • Apply previous experience in design, procurement, and operations complex processing equipment.

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited university


  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to work effectively with peers
  • Data analysis skills

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Working in automation and/or production environment.
  • Two years’ experience in industrial environment.

About Jefferson Lab
Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.
A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab
At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.