Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 02/02/2024
Range: $54,200 - $85,700 (TECH II)
Work Location Type:
100% Dedicated on-site

What your job will be like:

The selected candidate will support the design efforts for several high technology projects working in the Experimental Nuclear Physics Division. Responsibilities also include integration of work with other systems such as instrumentation, power, utility and civil construction. The designer will be tasked to turn concepts and ideas into design for working assemblies and systems with the guidance of engineers and senior designer. Produce accurate, moderately complex, and cost-effective fabrication documentation (3D modeling, assembly, drafting and fabrication drawings) using Siemen's NX and/or other equivalent CAD software packages such as IDEAS Modeler. The designer will be required to plan work assignments and maintain schedule. In addition, the designer may be tasked to follow projects through purchasing, fabrication, and installation.

In this role you will:

  • Completes design drafter tasks of moderate complexity
  • Plans work for short term and intermediate assignments and coordinate work with others in the group.
  • Track planning work flow to generate complex designs such as magnets, detectors, lasers, pressure systems, specialty materials, optical testing equipment, machine and structural components, vacuum components, precision tooling and electro-mechanical devices.
  • Develop concepts and ideas into working assemblies and integrated systems. Produce accurate and cost-effective fabrication documentation (3D modeling, assembling and orthogonal drawings).

Qualifications We Require:


  • High School Diploma


  • 5 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience using NX with Teamcenter and I-deas, 2D Autocad
  • Familiar with geometric dimension, tolerance and tolerance stack-up analysis per ASME standards
  • Knowledge of theory, design, and techniques used at component level
  • Ability to use a vernier caliper and tape measure with accuracy
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other technical and professional staff
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks under their own direction

    About Jefferson Lab

    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 (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
    • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
    • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & 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 accommodation 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 recruiting@ or contact Human Resources by calling (757) 269-7100 and selecting option 1 between 8:00 am -5:00 pm EST 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.