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Hall A Technician
Job ID #: 12490 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Misc./Trades Division: Exp Nuclear Physics
Position Type: Regular Education Required: High School Diploma
Experience Required: 2+ 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: 06/17/2022
Salary Range: $43,100 - $58,500 (T/D I)
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:

Experimental Hall A is seeking a bright and ambitious mechanical technician to join our technical team to l play a vital role in the installation and removal of complex experimental equipment at our world-class research facility. You will have an opportunity to learn, develop, and perfect your skills in areas such as equipment repair, troubleshooting, performance testing, running diagnostic, parts fabrication, and many other exciting disciplines. Come and join our team!

In this role you will...

  • Be a member of the Hall A technical team that is responsible for the installation and removal of experimental equipment
  • Work with experienced technicians to perform maintenance, troubleshoot, or repair equipment used for scientific research
  • Expand your knowledge in areas such as electronics, vacuum systems, material handling, and cryogenics
  • Provide technical support for staff, users, and college students conducting research in Experimental Hall A
  • Serve as part of a rotational on-call that is design to support the current and upcoming experiment needs
  • Adhere to performance expectations and training that will provide you the greatest opportunity for success.

Qualifications We Require:

Education and Experience:

  • Relevant AS degree in a related technical field or
  • High School Graduate with 2 years relevant experience in a related technical field
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrates basic skills, knowledge and ability in one technology trade or specialty
  • May have basic skills, knowledge and ability in other technologies
  • Limited judgment required to complete assignments

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 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 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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