Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 12/04/23
Salary Range: $41,900 - $66,100 (Tech-I)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% on-site work)

What your job will be like:

The Safety System Group (SSG) of the Accelerator Engineering Systems Department is seeking an Electronic/Electrical Technician. The incumbent will be required to work under general supervision to provide support and technical skills related to the Personal Safety System (PSS), Machine Protection System (MPS), and Oxygen Deficiency Hazards System (ODH) used around the Jefferson Lab Facility. This support will involve assistance in the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of safety integrated systems and related components. This will include knowledge of electrical and electronic theory as well as collaboration with engineers, technicians, electricians, designers, and other staff. This position requires periods of on-call support and occasional shift work.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with a team of engineers and technicians to install, support and maintain systems managed by SSG (PSS, ODH, MPS).
  • Work on well-defined tasks under close supervision.
  • Be responsible for completing assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electronics and supporting theory.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of projects, components, tasks, etc.
  • Be able to maintain configuration control, accurate documentation, and procedures for responsible tasks and projects consistent with JLab and DOE standards.
  • Be able to identify and communicate environmental, health, safety, (ESH) and quality assurance (QA) issues to group members and immediate supervisor.

Qualifications We Require:


  • Associate's Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or
  • High School Diploma


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

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of analog and digital electronic principals and experience with common test equipment.
  • Capable of following technical directives and utilizing schematic drawings.
  • Versed in performing basic electronic tasks like soldering and cable termination.
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills including the ability to clearly present technical information to varying levels of staff including higher level management.
  • Familiar and comfortable using software tools such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to obtain Radiological Worker, ODH Worker and Qualified Electrical/Electronic Worker qualifications (JLab training).

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 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.