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SRF Mechanical  Engineer
Job ID #: 11885 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 4+ years Relocation Provided: Yes



POSITION POSTED:  MAY 21, 2018
SALARY RANGE:  $76,700 - $121,300 (SE II)

Working under general supervision in the Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) Operations Department in the Accelerator Division, apply measurement science, mathematics, and physics to develop, document, and maintain calibration systems, procedures, and methods for electrical, dimensional, optical, physical, mechanical, environmental, and/or chemical inspection, measurement, and test equipment (IM&TE) based on analysis of measurement problems, and accuracy and precision requirements. Evaluate new calibration methods and procedures. Use statistics to analyze measurement standards and processes. Recommend calibration standards and IM&TE. Maintain calibration laboratory and/or departmental accreditation, and quality systems. Perform laboratory and/or departmental administration.

Applies 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.  Exercises technical judgement in planning, organizing, performing, coordinating and/or directing engineering work.  Performs engineering studies including the planning of projects or subtasks so they may be tracked and presented.  Remains abreast of and consults on technical advancements.  Identifies and routinely uses the most effective, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.



Experience/Education Required :
BS Degree with at least 4 years related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to communicate clearly in writing (ie. Email., drawings and tech notes) and explain work to others in the group
Proactively communicate effectively with peers,  management and customers toward resolution of SRF Quality concerns
Support department planning meetings the daily and weekly QA/QC activities of the group, including scheduling inspection/test activities, and coordinating same with production personnel and other departments/groups.
Technical Experience and Qualifications in the field of Quality and Engineering
Lead detailed investigations including statistical analysis of specific Quality Concerns
Experience in programming and operation of Coordinate Measuring Machines using preferably with PCDimis Software or similar CMM Software.
Experience in surface finish analysis using Mitutoyo, Taylor Hobson, and Etamic instruments or similar.
Ability to read engineering drawing & specifications
Possess an understanding of GD&T ANSI14
Experienced in instrument calibration, including Gage R&
Use of basic hand tools, along with dimensional inspection tools such as Micrometers, calipers, vernier, height gauges, gauge blocks, pin gauges, and thread gauges
Use of Microsoft Word, Excel spreadsheets, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Working knowledge of Probability and Statics , in support of root cause analysis 
Highly organized and the ability to represent inspection reports appropriately in a technical environment.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Writing , review and approval of Travelers, Procedures and NCRs where applicable
May be required to work shifts



• 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 get 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/Jefferson Lab 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 Lab'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.

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