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Instrumentation & Controls  Sr. Technologist
Job ID #: 12302 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Technology Division: Engineering Division
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Associates Degree
Experience Required: 7+ years Relocation Provided: No

SALARY RANGE:  $68,200 - $92,800 (TD III)

Responsible  for supporting several Accelerator diagnostic systems, ranging from the beam position monitors, thermal monitoring, PC104/IOC integration, and all related sub-systems. Responsibilities include coordination of installations, system and component level troubleshooting, performing system failure analysis, insuring system functionality and developing related documentation. This is a senior-level position responsible for improvements and support of diagnostic system hardware. This position supports design and implementation of diagnostic upgrades associated with a variety of control and diagnostic systems. This position requires participation in an on-call rotation for supporting several JLAB accelerators.

 Essential Job Functions: 

 Develop project programs for large and complex diagnostics system to deploy new technologies and perform legacy equipment maintenance and repairs across multiple systems serving a large customer base.

  • Identify diagnostic equipment deficiencies and develop improvement strategies that fit within the department’s resource allocations and schedule.
  • Direct and coordinate across multiple organizations manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.
  • Provide oversight for manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.
  • Prepare project cost, resource allocations, and work-time estimates for assigned projects.
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment for assigned projects.
  • Generate, study and review technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, and topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers and other personnel to identify, define, and resolve developmental problems.
  • Provide technical support and direction for the modification, upgrade, and testing of electronic prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct design issues and functional deviations.
  • Oversee teams of technicians focused on campaigns to perform major upgrades or maintenance activities on beam diagnostics equipment directed towards increasing accelerator performance.

Education and Experience: 
AS degree plus 7 years relevant experience or High School Graduate with 10 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Experience assembling, installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining electronic components and system  
Demonstrated understanding of electronic circuits with the ability to interpret schematics for installation, troubleshooting and repair of components.
Ability to use a variety of electrical test equipment to complete tasks and operate in accordance with Lab safety requirements
Ability to communicate clearly in writing (e.g. email, memos, explanations, drawings) and explain work to his/her supervisor, those under their supervision and others in the group is essential as well as working effectively with peers. 
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment is required

• 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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