Jefferson Lab

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


Posted Date: 05/14/2024
Salary Range:
$65,400 - $103,200 (TECH III)
Work Location Type: *Dedicated Working 100% on-site

What you job will be like:

The Fusion Project team is seeking a motivated technical member to join our team to develop polarized material for fusion experiments. The successful candidate will provide technical/mechanical support for the Spin Polarized Fusion (SPF) project, a multi-lab Department of Energy effort which will help to pave the road towards a viable fusion power reactor. The candidate will also work on associated projects with the Jefferson Lab Target Group and the engineering and technical staffs of Experimental Hall B. The candidate will be responsible for maintenance, repairs, fabrication, and installation of various components including vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, and precision mechanical systems.

In this role you will:

  • Work on all mechanical aspects in the fabrication and installation of an irradiation cryostat used to prepare target materials for fusion and nuclear physics experiments.
  • Become familiar with vacuum systems construction and operation.
  • Work with Jefferson Lab’s Accelerator Division to assemble the irradiation beamline.
  • Work with machine tools (milling machine, lathe, drill press, etc.) to fabricate parts from drawings, sketches or verbal instructions.
  • Operate material handling equipment, cranes, forklifts, trucks, etc.
  • Fit and assemble parts for vacuum components and cryostats.
  • Fabrication of moderately complex small to large equipment as requested.

Qualifications we require:


  • High School Diploma


  • 9 or more years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to do multiple tasks, follow written and verbal instructions and work independently and/or in a team environment.,
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.,
  • Must be knowledgeable in vacuum system and leak checking.,
  • Must be proficient with hand and power tools,
  • Must be skilled on fabrication and machining with general machine shop equipment, such as milling machines, lathe, saws and brake press.,
  • Proficient in operating crane, forklift and work platform

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities we desire:

  • Working knowledge of fabrication and machining
  • Knowledge of cryogenics technology

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 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.