Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 11/30/2023
Salary Range: $54,200 - $85,700 (TECH II)
Work Location Type: 100% dedicated on-site

What your job will be like:

As a member of Hall A, you will support the design efforts for Hall A experimental equipment. This position calls for a mechanical designer with experience in producing complex designs and drawings of technical systems. The ability to produce accurate, simple, and cost-effective fabrication documentation (3D modeling, assembling, and orthogonal drawings) using the CAD NX software is critical to the success of Hall A.

In this role you will:

  • Turn concepts and ideas into working assemblies and fabrication drawings
  • Produce complete designs and drawings of technical
  • Produce accurate, simple, and cost-effective fabrication documentation

Qualifications We Require:


  • High school degree


  • 5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Able to produce 3D models using CAD and data management software
    • Working knowledge of mechanical design and fabrication drawings
    • Knowledge of geometric tolerancing
    • Familiarity with basic fabrication and welding techniques
    • Ability to select materials based on properties and use.
    • Able to create assemblies and manage CAD files

    Qualifications We Desire:

    • Knowledge of electrical schematics, flow diagrams and P&ID drawings
    • At least 1 year experience in utilizing NX CAD software
    • Experience in cost estimation of fabrication parts

    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.