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Field Service Electrical Engineer – Instrumentation and Controls
Job ID #: 12393 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Engineering Division
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: Less than 1 year Relocation Provided: Yes

As a matter of corporate policy, all JSA employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  All successful hires will be required to provide COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination.

SALARY RANGE:  $64,900 - $102,700 (SE I) 

Jefferson Lab’s Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) group is seeking an entry-level electrical engineering coordinator who is interested in resolving problems and developing solutions for accelerator systems both in the field and office.  The successful candidate will participate in maintaining equipment and infrastructure, perform tests on existing equipment to characterize performance, support the installation process of new and advanced technologies, interpret requirements and assist in the development of new systems.They will collaborate with physicists, engineers, computer scientists, technicians, and accelerator operators to resolve operational issues and concerns. Under minimal supervision, the incumbent will learn and perform design, repair, and testing, following safety guidelines,for tasks such as electronic circuit design & troubleshooting, firmware programming & verification, RF measurements, data collection & analysis, and system troubleshooting. 

  • Education and Experience:  Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology 

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact constructively with technical staff in a dynamic R&D environment are required 

  • Experience with the following software packages is desired but not required; Intel (Altera) Quartus, VHDL or other firmware languages, Altium Designer, MATLAB, Simulink, and AutoCAD 

  • Occasional on-call support of I&C systems installed in the particle accelerator(s) during scheduled operational periods is required.  

  • Experience with the following test equipment is desired; oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, signal source analyzer, and logic analyzer

• Ability to perform complex and/or varied tasks
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore and implement alternative solutions
• Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and systems and develop models
• Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning
Ability to work independently and proactively to maintain electronic systems

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders
• Ability to carry up to 40 lbs.
• Ability to access and work in confined spaces
• Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
• Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read drawings and documents, make field observations, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms
Physically able to access and work in accelerator underground enclosures and obtain Radiation and ODH worker quealifications

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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