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SRF Cavity Assembly Technician
Job ID #: 12364 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Technology Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Regular Education Required: High School Diploma
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: $42,200 - $57,400 (T/D i)

The SRF Cavity Assembly Technician serves in the Cavity Processing Group and will be responsible for all cavity assembly and test preparation support.  This will include but not be limited to preparation of components for assembly, cavity assembly in a clean room environment, and preparation for testing.  Individual will work from verbal, written and graphic instructions with little supervision at moderate mechanical and UHV vacuum levels.  Tasks will require the use of various hand tools, precision measurement tools, and custom fixtures.

Education, Certification and Experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Perform mechanical assembly of UHV components in accordance with written procedures

Ability to understand clean room practices and carry out routine process operations in an ISO-5 Clean room environment.

A mathematics competency with scientific notation, logarithms, and basic algebra.

Ability to work with ultra-high vacuum systems. This will include leak testing of components and cavity pairs utilizing RGA or other UHV leak detecting equipment.

Ability to develop a basic understanding of cryogenic systems.

Use of Windows PCs and MS Office for accurate completion of electronic documentation.

Facilities support as required for maintaining the cavity production facilities and keeping facility properly stocked for daily activities.

Maintain housekeeping in the cavity production facilities to facilitate efficient productivity and promote a safe work environment.

Ability to work in a structured environment where all activities follow specific procedures and adherence is documented. 

Ability to work off-hours, weekends and overtime as required by management

  • 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 get across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
  • Ability to stoop,kneel, bend over and clmb 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 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
  • Must be able to work in an ISO-4 compatible clean room suit for extended periods of time
  • Must meet qualifications to work in radiation and chemical areas 
  • Ability and knowledge to operate an overhead crane is beneficial

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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