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Magnet Staff Engineer
Job ID #: 12470 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Exp Nuclear Physics
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 4+ years 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.

Posting Date: 5/20/2022
Salary Range: $66,300 - $104,900 (SEI)
                       $83,300 - $131,700 (SEII)
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:

Are you an engineer looking for an exciting new opportunity to work in support of groundbreaking accelerator science? Come join our team! The Experimental Nuclear Physics Division at Jefferson lab is seeking a Magnet Engineer to perform professional level technical work in areas such as civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental safety and health, chemical and other related engineering disciplines. You will be responsible for performing research and development in engineering principles by utilizing basic or theoretical principles and creative analytical techniques typically acquired in academic studies. As a member of the project team, you will be responsible for remaining abreast of technical advancements and be proactive in applying effective, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes.

SEI:

In your role, you will…

  • Act as a project team member for the MOLLER and Electron-Ion Collider projects, working on normal and large superconducting magnets for the experimental nuclear physics halls and other related experimental equipment
  • Design and analyze electro-magnets using a suite of modeling finite element analysis (FEA) tools/programs such as OPERA, ANSYS, MAXWEL, etc.
  • Work closely with engineers, physicists, and technicians to carry out the work and support the design staff to document designs and necessary modifications under general supervision
  • Assist in the preparation of conceptual designs towards magnet designs
  • Be responsible for maintaining and improving the performance of magnets and supporting designs and modifications as required
  • Develop peripheral system elements such as vacuum vessels, pressure vessels and piping, support structures, cooling water system designs, heat transfer, and vibration analysis
  • Design, fabricate, assemble, measure, test and commission elements in support of the MOLLER and EIC magnet projects

SEII:

In your role, you will…

  • Apply engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems involving many phases or sub-tasks of a project or entire projects of moderate complexity
  • Exercise technical judgement in planning, organizing, performing, coordinating and/or directing engineering work
  • Perform engineering studies including the planning of projects or subtasks so they may be tracked and presented
  • Work as a project team member primarily for MOLLER and EIC, working on normal and large superconducting magnets for the experimental nuclear physics halls and other related experimental equipment
  • Design and analyze electro-magnets using a suite of modeling programs or software such as OPERA, ANSYS, MAXWEL, etc. to meet the defined requirements
  • Work closely with senior engineers, physicists, and technicians to carry out the work and will lead design staff to document designs and necessary modifications
  • Help to translate conceptual designs into a functional magnet design
  • Serve the role of magnet system owner and serve as the point of contact within the group
  • Be responsible for maintaining and improving the performance of magnets and supporting designs and modifications
  • Design and develop peripheral system elements such as vacuum vessels, pressure vessels and piping, support structures, cooling water system designs, heat transfer, and vibration analysis
  • Design, fabricate, assemble, measure, test and commission elements in support of the MOLLER and EIC magnet projects



Qualifications We Require:

SEI:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, or Physics

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A strong analytical and numerical background

SEII:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, or Physics

Experience:

  • 4 years of relevant experience including at least 1 year of experience relevant to magnet design, testing and production of normal magnets, superconducting magnets, and associated magnet systems for research

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A strong analytical and numerical background
  • Experience with engineering analysis tools such as FEA software and/or OPERA/TOSCA-3D multi-physics magnetic analysis

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 (Remote & 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 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 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

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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