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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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Posting Date: 02/11/21
Salary Range: $43,100 - $58,500 (T/D I)
Work Location Type: 

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter. 

What your job will be like: 

Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 750 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 joining Jefferson Lab and work in the Superconducting Radio Frequency group.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with engineers and technicians to build component sensors and cable harnesses for production of SRF crymodules
  • Fabricate, test, install and troubleshoot a variety of electronic sensors, cables and chassis systems
  • Provide bench and field support for instrumentation used to test superconducting cavities in the Vertical Test Area and Cryomodule Test Facility, primarily assisting with sensor and cable installation, removal and repair

Qualifications We Require:


  • High School with 3 years of relevant experience, or
  • Associate degree, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of building low voltage, multi-conductor cables and connectors
  • Demonstrated test equipment for Quality Control
  • Ability to comprehend and follow soldering skills (through-hole and surface-mount)
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Formal training in electronics or electronic fabrication 
  • Previous experience with building or testing RF cables or electronics chassis


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 (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and 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 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 work in confined spaces
  • Ability to stand and work for extended periods
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, bend over and climb ladders and work at heights
  • 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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