Jefferson Lab

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SALARY RANGE: $54,200 - $85,700 (TECH II)

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

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a world-renowned scientific team? As a member of the Target Group, you will support the construction, installation, and maintenance efforts, which provides a variety of fixed target systems for the lab’s program of experimental nuclear physics. Working under minimal supervision, and as part of a team, you will fabricate components, assemble the target system and transport it to the experimental hall in preparation for upcoming experiments. You will also maintain and repairs target equipment and assists in the general upkeep and maintenance of the group’s fabrication and testing facilities. Coordinates work internally with other members of the Target Group and externally with JLab staff such as EHS&Q personal and the Hall Work Coordinators.

In This Role You Will:

  • Working from drawings, written or verbal instructions, fabricate or procure items at the component level.
  • Working alone or as part of a team, piece components into subassemblies, and subassemblies into the final target assembly.
  • Assist in the transport, installation, and removal of target systems and equipment to and from the experimental halls.
  • Repair and maintain equipment in the Target Group facilities and in the experimental halls.
  • At the direction of Target Group scientists and engineers, perform and document tests of components and subassemblies. Support testing of full target assemblies.
  • Assist in the upkeep and maintenance of equipment and resources in the Target Group’s fabrication and testing facilities. Maintain tools, supplies and spare parts sufficient to ensure the group can fulfill its mission.
  • Utilize basic computer knowledge to perform daily functions, e.g. email, timesheets, purchase requisitions, web-based training etc.
  • Advise and provide technical support for staff, users, and students conducting research with the Target Group or in the four experimental halls at Jefferson Lab. Mentor and direct junior technical staff

Qualifications We Require:

Education, Certifications

  • A high school degree and,


  • 5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively, both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly with others and explain work to other team members via verbal and written explanations, drawings, memos, etc.
  • Ability to read and comprehend 2D mechanical drawings and process and instrumentation drawings (P&ID)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with basic hand and power tools such as drills, saws, grinders, sanders, etc.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following:
  • Metal working with standard shop tools (mills, lathes, presses, etc)
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Pipefitting
  • High vacuum systems
  • Cryogenics
  • Welding

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 (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 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.