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SRF Electronic Fabrication Technician
Job ID #: 12238 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Electronics Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Term Education Required: High School Diploma
Experience Required: 3 years Relocation Provided: No

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SALARY RANGE: $42,500 - $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 Electronic Fabrication Technician...

The SRF Electronic Fab Tech will fabricate, test, install and troubleshoot a variety of electronic sensors, cables, chassis and systems. Work will be performed in a team environment, collaborating with engineers and technicians to build component sensors and cable harnesses for the production of SRF cryomodules. The incumbent will also provide bench and field support for instrumentation used to test superconducting cavities in the VTA and CMTF, primarily by assisting with sensor and cable installation, removal and repair.


Education & Experience:

Associate of Science degree (AS) or High School Graduate with 3 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Formal training in electronics or electronic fabrication and previous experience with building or testing RF cables or electronics chassis is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of building low voltage, multi-conductor cables and connectors

Demonstrated soldering skills (through-hole and surface-mount)

Ability to use basic electronic test equipment for Quality Control

Ability to comprehend and follow established administrative and safety policies instructions both written and verbally

Strong written and verbal communication

• 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 understand and use electrical drawings and spreadsheets for fabrication of hardware.
• Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning needed for troubleshooting electronic sensors and harnesses

• 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
• Ability to meet requirements for unescorted access to the CEBAF tunnel (ODH1, Radiation Worker)
• Ability to work on a computer for extended periods

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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