Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 03/5/24
Salary Range: $110,300 - $174,200 (SE III)
Work Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

What your job will be like:

Jefferson Lab’s Engineering Division provides technical services to the entire lab to support ongoing accelerator operations and other lab initiatives. As our Lead Magnet Measurement Engineer you will provide technical leadership of the Magnet Measurement Facility (MMF). Lead the technical development of magnet measurement stands for dipole, quadrupole, and higher-order magnets. This will involve all phases of technical design including procurement of precision stages, motors, probes, and instrumentation as well as leading the coding development effort and final analysis of measurement results.

In this role you will:

  • Leadership of the Magnet Measurement Facility (MMF). This may involve leading a team of qualified staff, and providing them with clear performance goals and expectations, and ensuring that they have the necessary training, understanding and resources to complete their assigned tasks.
  • Technical development and maintenance of the DAQ System. This involves equipment identification and procurement, coordination of installation, instrumentation and programming, probe development, coding and automating analysis. This will include equipment such as hall probes, NMRs, rotating coils, circuit board probes, precision stepper motors, and precision integrators.
  • Magnet analysis. Work with project leads, engineers and scientists to specify realistic validation criteria for all types of magnets. Acceptance criteria must be tied to measurement stand capabilities or funded development efforts. Analyze, document and communicate the results of measurements, relative to acceptance criteria, ensuring that they are accomplished accurately, consistently and in a timely manner.
  • Present measurement results at conferences, workshops, and reviews.
  • Lead the maintenance and calibration of all of the data acquisition stands. In addition, maintaining and updating the DAQ software such that it is flexible enough for adaptation to projects across the lab. Look for ways to maintain reliability and, where practical, expand the technical capabilities of the MMF in a cost-effective way.
  • Work with magnet design tools such as OPERA/TOSCA and Maxwell for complex field analysis and magnet design.
  • Assist the magnet design teams in magnet modeling and maintain a relationship and understanding of upcoming requirements for the measurement lab.
  • Responsible for the overall safety performance of the MMF. This includes developing and maintaining relevant safe operating procedures, and implementing and consistently enforcing existing SURA/TJNAF environmental, health, and safety policies, procedures, and practices in all work activities being supervised. Ensure that ITPs (Individual Training Plans) and the associated training for all supervised employees are kept current.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Physics
  • 10 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of magnetic measurement techniques, including: electro-magnetic measurement principles, 2D field mapping systems using Hall probes and NMR's, rotating coil measurement techniques and calibration, circuit board probe design and correction constant calculations, instrumentation engineering and controls, computer science and programming applications knowledge of mechanical and electronic systems.
  • Experience with magnet modelling tools such as OPERA 3D highly desirable.

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 reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting @ or call (757) 269-7100 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.