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Electronics Technician: Diagnostics and Controls
Job ID #: 12323 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Technology Division: Engineering Division
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Associates Degree
Experience Required: 3 years Relocation Provided: No



Please note that all JSA/Jefferson Lab employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.


POSTING: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
SALARY RANGE:  $42,200 - $57,400 (T/D I)

The I&C group part of the Electrical Engineering Systems Department is seeking an electronics technician.  The focus of this group is to provide technical services to accelerator operations, experimental Halls and other lab initiatives. Electrical systems under the I&C group domain include diagnostic hardware to detect electron beam profile, current and position. Electronic systems in vacuum technology and beam viewers are also utilized. The incumbent will assist senior staff in the implementation, maintenance and repair of instrumentation and control systems using analog and digital electronics. Duties for this position include printed circuit board testing and repair, soldering, chassis wiring and field cable fabrication and installation. Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to use basic hand tools and display mechanical aptitude under supervision.

 Duties will include:

  • Following verbal and written guidance to diagnose, repair and calibrate analog and digital electronics modules down to the component level
  • Providing real-time support of existing I&C systems
  • Following guidance from supervisor or senior team leaders in installation and testing of I&C systems
  • Reading electrical schematics to facilitate repair and maintenance of hardware
  • Following guidance from supervisor to conduct electrical work on equipment in accordance with established safety standards
  • Use electronics skills to assemble, test and calibrate electronics within chassis assemblies or printed circuit boards (PCB)
  • Preventative maintenance tasks on electronics components and the associated mechanical assemblies

Candidate will be required to participate in regular On-call schedules and emergency repair to support 24-hour a day operation of the accelerator.



Education, Certifications and Experience:

AS degree in electronics, or High School graduate with 3 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:  

a)     Background in electrical theory and experience with analog and digital electronics repair.

b)     Capability to use electrical schematics to troubleshoot electronics components

c)     Knowledge of electrical measurement equipment including handheld meters, oscilloscopes and analyzers.

d)     Able to communicate in writing and verbally explain work to supervisor and others in the group. 

e)     Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in repair, testing and calibration of electronic equipment

Safety training (must pass all required training)

(i)     Oxygen Deficiency Hazard (ODH) Worker

(ii)    Radiation Worker

(iii)  Electrical Worker Training

(iv)  Tunnel and Hall Worker Training

(v)   Lock, Tag and Try (LT&T) training



• 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 employment@jlab.org 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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