Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 01/12/24
Salary Range: $85,500 - $135,300 (SE II)
Work Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

What your job will be like:

You ‘matter’ to us! Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 900 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

As an Electrical Engineer for Jefferson Lab, you will assist in the development, implementation, documentation, commissioning, and operation of numerous Cryogenic projects within Jefferson Lab and other national or international accelerator laboratories on systems capable of operating at temperatures down to 2.1 Kelvin. Many of the systems are unique and represent the state of the art in cryogenics. Work can include motors and drives, control and data acquisition systems, software development, and cryogenic plant operations.

What you will do

  • Design and implement control systems including architecture and wiring for Cryogenic equipment. This involves creating drawings for the systems utilizing AutoCAD. Examples of drawings include Programmable Logic Controller system layouts, 120/208/480V power distribution to motors/heaters, and equipment layouts. Coordinate with technicians and other Engineers to document and fabricate these designs.
  • Program control systems for the Cryogenic equipment such as compressors and turbines. This involves utilizing PLC and computer programming skills such as Studio 5000, Connected Components Workbench, and programming languages such as Python and C++.
  • Participate in Cryogenic operations for the group. This involves reviewing process piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDS), manipulating plant valves, monitoring data history trends of pressures/temperatures, and starting or stopping equipment to support re-configurations and restarts.
  • Supporting 24/7 operations of the Cryogenics Department as a Cryogenic Coordinator on call. This means responding to operational emergencies outside normal business hours. The Cryogenic Coordinator is the on-call duty representative for the department for a week's duration for 3 to 4 times per year. (training will be provided). Occasional mandatory unplanned work, typically for emergency repairs, will be required

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 4 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to effectively train his/her work group and effectively lead work teams within the work group.
  • Able to give effective presentations to general audiences and write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for lab consumption.

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.