Jefferson Lab

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

Posted Date: 01/16/2024
Salary Range:
$63,700 - $100,600 (TECH III)
Work Location Type: *Dedicated Working 100% on-site*

What your job will be like:

The Hall C team is seeking a motivated technical staff member to join our team to play a vital role in the installation, running and maintenance of the vast array of equipment required to run experiments in Hall C. Working from minimal verbal, written, and graphic instructions, the incumbent primary duty is to provide technical/mechanical support on all aspects in the installation of systems and equipment related to the Jefferson Lab Physics division experimental program and mission. Primarily working under minimum supervision on the Hall C infrastructure plus the setup and decommissioning of Hall C experiments. This position requires periods of on call support and can require some overtime or shift work.

In this role you will...

  • Work on all mechanical aspects in the installation and decommissioning of experimental setup in Hall C.
  • Assist with the operational readiness of Hall C during experiments. This includes the day to day monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance including being on call in rotation.
  • Become familiar with the Hall C vacuum, cryogenic and controls systems and their operation. Must become knowledgeable in shut down and restart procedures of vacuum, LCW and Hall C infrastructure equipment.
  • Work with machine tools (milling machine, Lathe, drill press, etc.) manufacturing parts from various materials of drawings, sketches or verbal instructions.
  • Complete fabrication and TIG, Stick or MIG welding of moderately complex small to large equipment as requested by users and designers.
  • Procure and fitting/assembling parts for beam line arrangements, vacuum component and LCW systems.
  • Operate Hall C material handling equipment, cranes, forklifts, trucks and trailers and work platforms.
  • Will occasionally be assigned to lead individual projects, and communicating with other groups such as users and designers independently to project completion

Qualifications we require:

Education and Experience:

  • HS degree
  • 9 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience/working knowledge of electro mechanical equipment, LCW system, infrastructure (fans A/C’s, PSS etc.), grout and concrete work (anchoring, cutting, grinding), pressure washing and coating.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to multiple task, follow written and verbal instructions and work independently and or in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Must be proficient with hand and power tools
  • Must be skilled on general machine shop equipment, such as milling machines, lathe, saws and brake press
  • Proficient in crane, forklift, work platform and Machine tool operation
  • Ability to perform some TIG, Stick and/or MIG welding
  • Must have some experience with Microsoft office

Knowledge,Skills, Abilities Desired:

  • Knowledge of cryogenics and Vacuum technology is 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 a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting or contact Human Resources by calling (757) 269-7100 and selecting option 1 between 8 am – 5 pm EST to provide the nature of your request.

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.