Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 10/27/22
Salary Range: $41,900 - $66,100 (Tech-I)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

What your job will be like:
As a DC Power Electronics Technician in the DC power group, you will work with the design, construction, and maintenance of power converters from a few hundred watts up to 1MW continuous power, with embedded controls for remote operations. The DC Power Group is also involved in providing services to experimental Halls and other R&D groups in support of their power converter systems.
In this role, you will:

  • Follow verbal and written guidance to diagnose, repair and calibrate analog and digital electronics modules down to the component level
  • Provide real-time support of existing DC Power systems with assigned team members
  • Follow guidance from supervisor or senior team leaders in installation and testing of power systems, including point-to-point wiring of AC and DC power systems and mechanical installation
  • Read electrical schematics, electronics schematics and wiring schematics to facilitate repair and maintenance
  • Follow guidance from supervisor to conduct electrical work on equipment with voltages upto 2kilo-Volts and upto 5kilo-Amperes in accordance with established safety standards
  • Use electronics skills to assemble, test and calibrate electronics within chassis assemblies or printed circuit boards (PCB)
  • Preventative maintenance tasks on electronics components and the associated mechanical assemblies and cooling systems
  • Follow supervision of coordinators, engineers or senior technicians to complete projects within schedule.

Participating in On-Call rotations and emergency repair of DC power equipment, in support of 24-hour a day operation of the accelerator, will be required for this position.

Qualifications We Require:


  • High School Diploma


  • 2 years relevant experience in the field of electronics, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have proven background or completed course-work in basic electrical theory, analog and digital electronics and practical experience with electronics repair and maintenance.
  • Must demonstrate practical knowledge of basic electrical measurement equipment including handheld meters and electronic test equipment.
  • The ability to recognize basic electrical components, read basic electrical schematics and follow wiring diagrams.
  • Practical experience with common hand held tools, power tools and portable tools .
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Must be able to communicate progress and status of work verbally and electronically.
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets.

Qualifications We Desire:


  • An Associate of Science degree in electronics engineering

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with software programming tools is desired.

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.