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SRF Cryomodule Assembly Technician
Job ID #: 12226 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Technology Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Term Education Required: High School Diploma
Experience Required: 3 years Relocation Provided: No


SALARY RANGE:  $42,200 - $57,400 (T/D I)

You ‘matter’ to us! Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 700 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

We are currently seeking a  SRF Cryomodule Assembly Technician ..

A Cryomodule Assembly Technician uses various hand tools and equipment to assemble Cryomodules for the SRF Operations Group of the Accelerator Division. This will include the fabrication of Cryomodule vacuum components, precise mechanical assembly of Cryomodules and their sub-systems, and accurate documentation of the work performed. This position also consists of material handling operations using forklifts, pallet jacks, and overhead cranes. Individual will work from verbal, written, and graphic instructions with moderate supervision from lead personnel in a team environment setting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform mechanical assembly of Cryomodules components in accordance with written procedures and verbal direction.
  • Apply and adhere to proper UHV practices as applied to Cryomodule assemblies.
  • Operate forklifts, pallet jacks, and overhead cranes to transport fragile equipment.
  • Familiarity with machine operation such as mills and lathes
  • Use computers for accurate completion of electronic documentation.
  • Provide facilities support as required for maintaining the Cryomodule production capabilities.
  • Maintain housekeeping in the Cryomodule production facilities to enable efficient productivity and promote a safe work environment.
  • Must be available to work shifts and overtime as necessary.


Education and Experience:

  • AS degree in related fields or High School Graduate with 3 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experienced in the use of hand tools for performing mechanical assemblies is required
  • Experience working in a structured environment applying work control documents is highly desired
  • Experience with the use of Windows-based computers and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is desired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of UHV systems and associated practices
  • Ability to use various hand tools for mechanical assemblies
  • Ability to perform mechanical assemblies in an production style atmosphere
  • Ability to use leak detection equipment and interpret results for leak checking in vacuum
  • Ability to operate an overhead bridge crane and other material handling equipment
  • Ability to obtain and keep current all safety training relative to work activities. 
  • Ability to interpret and apply work control documents
  • Able to work in collaboration with others to solve complex problems.
  • Able to take direction and carry out assignments independently and in cooperation with peers and supervisors
  • Able to understand and carry out instructions, ask questions, and report to supervisor clearly on problems, progress and status
  • Able to communicate effectively the results and challenges of on-going projects to fellow staff and management in both oral and written form

• Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
• Ability to understand, remember, and communicate highly technical information and make decisions
• Ability to organize, prioritize and complete complex and varied tasks

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to stoop, kneel, bend over and climb ladders and work at heights
• Ability to work in confined spaces
• Ability to stand and work for extended periods
• Ability to carry up to 40 lbs and lift 15 lbs above head frequently
• Ability to perceive temperatures and work in both hot and cold conditions.
• Ability to identify and distinguish colors
• Manual capability to pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; seize, grasp, hold, turn, use hand tools and other equipment
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read drawings and other documents and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

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 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.

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