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Hall B Technologist/Design Drafter
Job ID #: 12329 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Technology Division: Exp Nuclear Physics
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.

SALARY RANGE: $55,500 - $75,500 (TD II) 
Working from verbal, written, and graphic instructions, primary duties will be to provide maintenance support on a variety of systems used in the Jefferson Lab Experimental Hall B. Systems include the following disciplines: Controls, Diagnostics, machining, electronics, mechanical assembly, and Vacuum.

Primary area of responsibility will be to assist senior members of the technical staff in the design, fabrication, implementation, and documentation of all maintained systems. Assigned responsibility for specific Hall B systems, including the vacuum, and target systems. This position requires periods of on call support, shift work, and overtime.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Generate work control documents (HBlist) for all aspects of Hall B work
  • Repair, upgrade, maintenance of CLAS12.  Assist in the safe and accurate moving of the Forward Carriage and target systems. Assist in the removal and replacement of detectors systems
  • Support Engineering and Design Staff in Hall B.
  • Completes design drafter tasks of moderate complexity.
  • Frequently assigned multiple tasks and accomplishes them simultaneously.
  • Plans their own work for short term and intermediate assignments and can coordinate work with others in the group.
  • Maintain Material Handling Equipment training for Crane, Forklift, and Man lift as applicable. This qualification shall include, at a minimum, equipment proficiency in the type of equipment to be used and training in the area(s) of operation. All Crane, Forklift, and Man lift duties shall be performed in accordance with JLab policies, the EH&S manual and industry standards.
  • Fabricate and assemble vacuum and mechanical components used in Hall B
  • Plan and execute short term assignments for self and others under his or her leadEngineering on Call for Cryogenic, Vacuum, Hall B Gas system.
  • Engineering on Call for Cryogenic, Vacuum, Hall B Gas system.
  • Responsible for the organization and quality of their own work.
  • Work for reasonable periods of time with various computer applications.


Education, Certifications, and Experience:

AS degree plus 3 years relevant experience or High School Graduate with 6 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Able to identify schedule conflicts within the group and provide solutions.
  2. Must be able to operate forklifts, cranes, and aerial work platforms at a journeyman’s competency level and also perform the duties of a rigger to a journeyman’s competency level
  3. Demonstrates intermediate skills, knowledge and ability in one technology trade or specialty.
  4. Knowledge of theory, design, and techniques used at component level.
  5. Knowledge of cryogenics and Vacuum is highly desirable.
  6. Basic skills, knowledge and ability in other technologies.
  7. Demonstrates sound judgment in completing assignments.

• 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 work at a computer workstation for extended periods
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read drawings and other documents and see safety alarms
• Ability to visualize in three dimensions
• Ability to identify and distinguish colors
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms
• Ability to climb stairs and ladders
• Ability to lift up to 10 lbs frequently and 25 lbs occasionally

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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