Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 04/04/23
Salary Range: $73,400 - $116,200 (Tech-IV)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

What your job will be like:
Working within the Facilities Management and Logistics Division, you will be responsible for multiple projects within Jefferson Lab’s Material Handling maintenance program area. You will work with Management to establish and control local material handling procedures and related safety guidelines. These responsibilities may include leading others in completing projects on schedule, using available program resources efficiently and preparing budgets, project schedules, and statistical reports if required.

In this role, you will:

  • Plan and maintain records of inspections, test, and maintenance performed on material handling equipment.
  • Develop, analyze and approve lift plans.
  • Act as the Technical Representative (TR) on material handling maintenance subcontracts. This includes:
    • coordinating all work with JLab co-workers to cause minimum disruption,
    • ensuring subcontractors complete work safely per their Site Safety Plan and Area Hazard Analysis (AHA), and
    • ensuring subcontractors complete their work in a professional, timely and courteous manner.
  • Act as the primary liaison between JSA and DOE concerning Material Handling objectives and issues.
  • Provide material handling training to Jefferson Lab employees for Overhead Crane Operator Qualification, journeyman level rigger, man-lift usage, and forklift operation.
  • Serve as the system owner for all facility fixed cranes and hoists.
  • Subcontract or conduct annual inspections of Jefferson Lab owned material handling equipment including cranes, hoists, jibs, gantries, Below The Hook Lifting Devices (BTHLDs), forklifts, man lifts, and forklift attachments.
  • Assist in conducting annual inspections of Jefferson Lab owned fall protection PPE, accessories, and mobile and portable anchorage equipment.
  • Perform inspections and oversees performance assurance testing of newly installed and modified facility fixed material handling equipment and advises on acceptance by Jefferson Lab.

    Qualifications We Require:


    • High School Diploma


    • 12 years relevant experience, or
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • Certification as a master rigger, crane operator, fork truck operator (or obtain within 12 months)
    • Certification as a fork truck operator: Train the Trainer (or obtain within 6 months)
    • Certification as a Fall Protection Competent Person (or obtain within 12 months)

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Deep and extensive technical knowledge crane, rigging, forklift and man lift inspection requirements, maintenance and use.
    • Deep and extensive technical knowledge of various ANSI standards and OSHA regulations related to material handling and mobile construction equipment.
    • Ability to deliver live material instructional training
    • Knowledge and skill in using trigonometry and algebra principals for evaluation of complex lift plans and the ability to instruct others in the application of these math principals for evaluation of lift plans.
    • Ability to research and interpret the code and standards requirements associated with material handling.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Maintains a high level of professionalism when interacting with staff and subcontractors in customer-oriented manner and with a positive attitude.

    Qualifications We Desire:

    • Apprentice School Graduate in Rigging, Crane Operation or Logistician (ex-military).
    • Associate’s Degree (AS) in a field relevant to material handling operations and program management would be 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.