Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 07/06/2022
Salary Range: $54,200 - $85,700 (Tech-II)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (working 100% on-site)

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

What your job will be like:

Are you a mechanical designer who has a proven track record of generating complex designs mostly related to process plants such as chemical, petroleum and refrigeration facilities? Our Engineering Division is seeking a Mechanical Designer to join the Cryogenics Group that will create and modify cryogenic equipment for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), Jefferson Lab, and other government supported laboratories.

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. 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.

In this role, you will:

  • Design EIC Cryogenic Distribution Systems under the direction of an engineer and lead designer
  • Produce accurate, simple and cost-effective fabrication documentation
  • Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of design and drafting techniques with Siemens NX and AutoCAD software to create complex models and drawings of cryogenic components and assemblies
  • Utilize practical experience producing orthographic mechanical and fabrication drawings.
  • Understand and appropriately apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Maintain responsibility for the layout and detailed design of heat exchangers, vacuum and cryogenic piping according to ASME codes and engineering requirements

Qualifications We Require:

Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree plus 3 years relevant experience or
  • High School Graduate with 5 years relevant experience or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience in the drafting and design field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Performs work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to identify problems of moderate complexity.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience in designing cryogenic systems, vacuum systems, and/or cryostats
  • Experience in process plant and equipment design
  • Experience in machining and/or metal fabrication

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.