Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 03/23/2023

Salary Range: $41,900- $66,100 (TECH I)

Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

What your job will be like:

The SRF Test and Measurement team is seeking an Electronics Technician to help build, test and maintain a wide variety of instrumentation hardware. Working alongside our senior staff technicians and engineers, you’ll play a vital role in building complex scientific equipment at our world-class research facility. You will have an opportunity to learn, develop, and perfect your skills in cable fabrication, RF testing, fine-wire soldering, low voltage electronics, and system troubleshooting. Best of all, you’ll be working in a dynamic, collaborative and professional environment, on a wide range of new and existing technologies.

Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Be a member of Accelerator Division’s SRF technical team, which is responsible for the instruments, cables and sensors used in the CEBAF accelerator, research projects, and the production of new superconducting RF cryomodules.
  • Work with experienced engineers and technicians to build, troubleshoot and repair RF cables, instrumentation, and wiring used for scientific research.
  • Fabricate a variety of sensors and multi-conductor cables used in SRF, including those measuring cryogenic temperature, ultra high vacuum, magnetic flux, microphonic vibration, superfluid helium flow.
  • Assemble and test RF cables according to procedures and technical manuals, using hand tools and your knowledge of electronics.
  • Attach or extend the fine-wire leads on sensors, using written procedures.
  • Perform quality control checks using ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, automated cable testers and other electronic test instruments.
  • Expand your knowledge in areas such as electronics fabrication, prototyping, and RF and analog electronics theory.

Qualifications We Require:


  • High School Graduate*


  • 2 years relevant experience*

*or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and ability in electronics and the fabrication of electronic cables
  • Demonstrated soldering skills
  • Ability to use common electronic test equipment
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions to build, test and repair low voltage electronic sensors and wiring
  • Ability to understand and use electrical drawings and spreadsheets for fabrication of hardware.
  • Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning needed for troubleshooting electronic sensors and cables
  • Ability to traverse the laboratory site and access work areas
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, bend over and climb ladders and work at heights
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to stand and work for extended periods
  • Ability to carry up to 40 lbs and lift 15 lbs above head
  • Ability to perceive temperatures and work in both hot and cold conditions.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Manual capability to pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; seize, grasp, hold, turn, use hand tools and other equipment
  • Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read drawings and other documents and see safety alarms
  • Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders
  • Ability to meet requirements for unescorted access to the CEBAF tunnel (ODH1, Radiation Worker)
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Formal training in electronics or electronic fabrication is preferred.
  • Experience with networking or programming languages is a plus.

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