Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 12/13/22
Salary Range: $63,700 - $100,600 (Tech-III)
Work Location Type:
Dedicated On-site (working 100% on-site)

Jefferson Lab is looking to hire up to 2 HVAC Technicians.

What your job will be like:
As a Facilities HVAC Technician, you will be responsible for coordinating and completing assigned preventative and corrective maintenance tasks associated with real property assets. When required, you will also be assigned to perform complex troubleshooting tasks to determine repair strategies and provide oversite to subcontracted services. Responsibilities will also include identifying and procuring required maintenance materials and coordinating preventive/corrective tasks with building occupants

In this role, you will:

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of the following mechanical equipment; chillers, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, air compressors, heat exchangers, heat pumps, air conditioning equipment, vacuum pumps, filtration, gaseous distribution systems, control devices, etc. as well as electrical systems at the lab.
  • Respond to assigned “complex” corrective maintenance tasks to assess the failure and provide repair strategies.
  • Manage work orders that are assigned; including daily updates
  • Resolve issues at lowest level with associates, subcontractors, lab personnel and other Facilities Management and Logistics personnel
  • Respond to emergency after-hours/weekend/holiday issues regarding Facilities Mechanical systems

Qualifications We Require:


  • High School Diploma


  • 9 years of experience in HVAC systems, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • In-depth familiarity with standard industrial/environmental and safety practices necessary.
  • Computing skills as a minimum to include: verifying operation and settings through building automation systems, obtaining work tasks and recording work performed using computerized work management systems, tracking and recording data through the use of spreadsheets, checking in/out tools and materials, and timesheets.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expert level of knowledge and experience in industrial/commercial mechanical and HVAC operation, maintenance, and construction.
  • Ability to troubleshoot (knowledge of theory, design, and techniques used at the component and systems level), develop repair strategies, communicate to management and affected room and building owners the schedules and impacts associated with the preventive and corrective maintenance tasks.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting electrical systems
  • Proficient in the use of tools and equipment of the mechanical and HVAC trade.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the International Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fuel Gas Codes. Must be able to implement this knowledge into daily work tasks with limited general direction.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels in the organization in a team environment.
  • Interacts with others in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation and contributes to excellent performance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • A HVAC master’s license is required (must be willing to acquire the license within a year of employee).
  • An Electrical master’s license is desired.
  • EPA Certified Refrigerant Handler – Universal is required
  • Certification to operate forklifts and man lifts desired
  • Certification to work in confined space desired
  • Current valid driver’s license

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.