Jefferson Lab

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

Posted Date:
Salary Range:
$54,200 - $85,700 (TECH II)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-Site (Working 100% on-site)*

What your job will be like:

The Jefferson Lab Target Group is seeking an experienced, hands-on electronics technician to assist us as we build the next generation of targets used for scattering experiments in each of JLab’s four experimental halls. We need your help to design, fabricate, install, and maintain the electronic systems that monitor and control our targets as they operate in some of the most challenging environments imaginable: cryogenic temperatures close to absolute temperature, ultrahigh vacuum, intense magnetic fields, and extremely high radiation fields.

In this role you will:

  • Be a member of the team responsible for designing, building, and installing the target systems used in numerous electron and photon scattering experiments throughout the lab.
  • Work with scientists, engineers, and mechanical technicians to develop the instrumentation used to control and monitor the targets during experiments.
  • Be responsible for the design, construction, and installation of custom electronic chassis and wiring needed to connect the control electronics to the target system.
  • Specify the electrical power requirements for new target installations.
  • Troubleshoot and repair faulty electrical and electronic instrumentation.
  • Provide technical support for staff, users, and college students conducting research at Jefferson Lab.

Qualifications We Require:


  • High school


  • 5 years or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good oral and written skills (e.g. email, memos, explanations, drawings), including the ability to effectively explain and document work
  • Effectively plan and complete work on multiple, simultaneous tasks without direct, day-to-day supervision
  • Work effectively as a member of a team and coordinate work with outside groups and divisions such as Experiment Hall Work Coordinators and Jefferson Lab ESH&Q
  • Proficiency in the use of standard electronic/electrical test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, clamp meters, spectrum analyzers, etc.)

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Knowledge and understanding of electrical safety standards NFPA 70 and 70E
  • Virginia Journeyman Electrician 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 recruiting@ or contact Human Resources by calling (757) 269-7100 and selecting option 1 between 8:00 am -5:00 pm EST 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.