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Machine Shop Deputy
Job ID #: 12475 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Engineering Division
Position Type: Regular Education Required: High School Diploma
Experience Required: 9+ 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: 05/27/22
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:
Jefferson Lab’s Central Machine Shop is seeking a self-motivated individual to join the Machine Shop as the Machine Shop Deputy. In this role, you will work closely with Machine Shop customers in assessing incoming work and assigning work to machinists. In addition, you will hold the responsibility for balancing the workload between internal staff and external vendors, contributing to the development, implementation, and adherence to all policies and procedures for the shops and their equipment, assigned safety activities for the shops, maintenance and upkeep of all equipment in the shops, and contributing to the material & supplies budget. This individual shall also be capable of fabricating parts with all machine shop equipment, operating the mills, lathes, saws, etc. 

The Central Machine Shop is an essential group in keeping activities moving forward across the lab. Their ability to fabricate parts, make repairs and corrections to existing parts and assemblies, as well as consult on part designs and tolerances makes them a vital resource to all divisions.  The Central Machine Shop’s value comes in the way of specific knowledge on machining certain materials, working directly with scientists, engineers, and technicians to address process nuances for key technology applications (SRF, vacuum, target systems), and quick turn around when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:


  • High School Diploma


  • 9 years of relevant experience, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Detailed knowledge of standard shop work practices and machine capabilities.
  • Able to effectively train people within work group. 
  • Ability to interpret fabrication and welding drawings, translating the design into labor and material estimates.

Qualifications We Desire:
  • Experience in welding a plus

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 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 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 40 lbs.

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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