Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 02/10/2023

Salary Range: $110,300 - $174,200 (SE III)

Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

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

What your job will be like:

Jefferson Lab seeks a Quality Engineer to develop, implement, improve, and maintain the SRF Quality Management System while adhering to DOE contract requirements and Lab needs. Are you ready to lead the design and development of performance measures and efficient work processes while ensuring compliance with ISO 9001 and all appropriate laws/regulations? Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  1. Serve as SRF Quality subject matter expert and lead for Quality related improvement activities;
  2. Lead SRFOPS ISO9001:2015 certification activities and serve as owner for all Quality Processes to include NCR, Internal Audit and Corrective Action.
  3. Champion Quality Board, Quality Steering Committee meetings and Management Review, including action item follow up.
  4. Quality Training of SRFOPS staff with a communication plan for Quality related issues within SRF, including metrics and their relevance.
  5. Perform data analysis for the purpose of improving quality and process.
  6. Provide SRF Quality support for Cryomodule design and build projects, make presentations to key lab management, and prepare final documentation product shipped (Cryomodule).
  7. Serve as SRF Quality liaison to partnering labs to organize, coordinate and/or provide timely information that is within the project scope
  8. Provide vendor Quality support to SRF Projects, including assessment of effectiveness and ability to meet work scope requirements. Proactively identify and mitigate issues which may cause schedule impacts.
  9. Translates work needs of others into updates and implementation of policy and procedure manuals.

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Applied Science, or relevant field


  • 10+ years of quality management and manufacturing engineering experience leading ISO9001:2015 or equivalent certified Quality Management Systems

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Extensive ISO 9001:2015 knowledge and experience in industry, which may include other Assessment and Auditing experience,
  • Laws, regulations and ordinances as they affect JLab and the DOE
  • Experience with Quality tools, including fishbone diagrams, histograms, Pareto charts, Root Cause Analysis, 5 Why and similar problem-solving techniques
  • In addition to standard Computer Skills with EXCEL, Word etc, must be computer savvy, so as to be able to extract data as needed from existing JLAB Software & tools
  • Able to effectively train people outside his/her work group
  • Able to give effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams
  • Ability to write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for external consumption

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Internal Auditing experience, preferably as an ISO9001:2015 Certified Lead auditor.
  • Additional Quality Certifications are a Plus (examples could be ASQ CQE, CMQ/OE etc).

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.