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Technologist/Design Drafter
Job ID #: 12448 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Technology Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Associates Degree
Experience Required: 3 years Relocation Provided: No



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.

Posting Date: 04/19/2022
Salary Range: $56,700 - $77,100 (TD II)
Salary Range: $69.600 - $94,800 (TD III)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter. 
What your job will be like:

T/D II

Performing work under minimal supervision, designs highly complex electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment, structures, components or portions of systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve performance and facilitate operations. Develops and maintains electrical and electronic equipment which are integrated with high voltage components, lasers and electro-optical components, vacuum ion pumps and gauges, electro-mechanical servo and stepper motors, particle detectors, and analog/digital IO communications.

In this role you will: 

  • Test and repair analog circuit, soldering, chassis wiring and field cable fabrication
  • Assist in implementation, maintenance and repair of instrumentation and control systems
  • Plans their own work for short term and intermediate assignments and can coordinate work with others in the group
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently in a team environment, orally and in written documentation, schematics, or instructions
  • Work with group and staff members to develop integrated solutions, often working with non-engineers or software developers
  • Perform regular maintenance and expert troubleshooting of electrical and electronic systems associated with our equipment
  • Uses electronics skills to assemble, test and calibrate electronics within chassis assemblies or circuit boards
  • Follows verbal and written guidance to diagnose, repair and calibrate analog and digital electronics modules down to the component level
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics to facilitate repair and maintenance of hardware
  • Follows guidance from supervisor to conduct electrical work on equipment in accordance with established safety standards
  • Be available by phone and occasionally on-site during off hours or weekends to support troubleshooting and repair of critical 24/7 systems for operations

T/D III

Working independently under general supervision, designs highly complex electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment, structures, components or portions of systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve performance and facilitate operations. Develops and maintains electrical and electronic equipment which are integrated with high voltage components, lasers and electro-optical components, vacuum ion pumps and gauges, electro-mechanical servo and stepper motors, particle detectors, and analog/digital IO communications.

In this role you will:

  • Responsible for overall quality and schedule of their own work and those under their lead 
  • Test and repair analog circuit, solder and complete chassis wiring and field cable fabrication and installation 
  • Completes highly complex tasks
  • Normally responsible for the planning and completion of multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Plans their own work for short term and intermediate assignments and can coordinate work with others in the group
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently in a team environment, orally and in written documentation, schematics, or instructions.
  • Work with group and staff members to develop integrated solutions, often working with non-engineers or software developers
  • Perform regular maintenance and expert troubleshooting of electrical and electronic systems associated with our equipment
  • Uses electronics skills to assemble, test and calibrate electronics within chassis assemblies or circuit boards
  • Follows verbal and written guidance to diagnose, repair and calibrate analog and digital electronics modules down to the component level
  • Be able to read and interpret electrical schematics to facilitate repair and maintenance of hardware
  • Follows guidance from supervisor to conduct electrical work on equipment in accordance with established safety standards
  • Be available by phone and occasionally on-site during off hours or weekends to support troubleshooting and repair of critical 24/7 systems for operations



Qualifications We Require (T/D II):
Education:

  • High School Diploma
Experience:
  • 5 years relevant experience, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Able to identify schedule conflicts within the group and provide solutions
  • Demonstrates intermediate skills, knowledge and ability in one technology trade or specialty
  • Knowledge of theory, design, and techniques used at component level
  • Basic skills, knowledge and ability in other technologies
  • Demonstrates sound judgment in completing assignments
Qualifications We Require (T/D III):
Education:
  • High School Diploma
Experience:
  • 9 years relevant experience, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Able to provide input to schedule development
  • Identifies conflicts and develops solutions
  • Demonstrates high level skills, knowledge and ability in one technology trade or specialty
  • Knowledge of theory, design, and techniques used at component and system levels
  • Intermediate skills, knowledge and ability in other technologies
  • Significant latitude in prioritizing and choosing work methods

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time.  The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe.   Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact.  You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans 
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave) 
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested 
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & Alternate Work Schedules available) 
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs 
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast



• 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 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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