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SRF Cavity Assembly Technician
Job ID #: 12449 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Technology Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Term Education Required: High School Diploma
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: 04/21/2022
Salary Range: $40,500 - $55,100
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site

What your job will be like:

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.

In this role you will…

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable safety procedures.
  • Perform mechanical assembly of UHV components in accordance with written procedures.
  • Use Windows PCs and MS Office for accurate completion of electronic documentation.
  • Acquire and maintain all training required to perform daily activities
  • Provide 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.

Qualifications We Require:


AS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Team skills to work in diverse environments with a broad spectrum of people and personalities.
  • Mathematics competency with scientific notation, logarithms, and basic algebra.
  • Ability to understand clean room practices and carry out routine process operations in an ISO 5 Clean room environment.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in a structured environment where all activities follow specific procedures and adherence is documented. 
  • Ability and willingness to work off-hours, weekends and overtime as required by management.

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 
  • 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 get 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 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 have the ability to qualify for work in radiation areas 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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