Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 11/03/2022
Salary Range: $55,800 - $76,000 (ST II)
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:
Working within the Facilities Management and Logistics Division, you will be responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of commercial (office) and industrial electrical systems supporting the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF).

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for Electrical systems Preventative and Corrective Maintenance
  • Respond to emergency after-hours/weekend/holiday issues regarding Facilities systems
  • Respond and resolve simple to complex corrective tasks associated with the following Lab electrical equipment; 15 kV, 480 V and 208/120 V switchboards, motor control centers, starters, panelboards, lighting fixtures, switches, receptacles, wet cell battery systems, low voltage wiring, control wiring, oil filled transformers, lightning protection systems and disconnects.
  • Work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a team or independent setting.
  • Provide informative status updates when reporting to the Electrical Systems Coordinator
  • Utilize Jefferson Lab Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo) to receive, track progress, document conditions found along with actions taken, and record labor effort and material cost for all assigned work tasks.
  • Perform quality work in a safe and timely manner in accordance with the current electrical codes.
  • Coordinate work tasks within Facilities Management and building occupants
  • Resolve issues at lowest level with associates, subcontractors, lab personnel and other Facilities Management and Logistics personnel.
  • Participate in the Lab's inclement weather recovery team

Qualifications We Require:


  • High School Diploma.


  • Five years combination of industrial and commercial experience, installation and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with standard industrial/environmental safety practices.
  • Computing skills as a minimum to include: obtaining work tasks and recording work performed using computerized work management systems and tracking and recording data through the use of spreadsheets.


  • Virginia Journeyman’s license
  • Current valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience in a broad range of industrial and commercial electrical maintenance and construction applications.
  • Ability to troubleshoot (knowledge of theory, design, and techniques used at the component and systems level), develop repair strategies, communicate schedules and impacts to management and affected room and building owners regarding preventive and corrective maintenance tasks.
  • Knowledgeable of and perform work in accordance with NFPA70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace).
  • Knowledge in troubleshooting electrical systems.
  • Proficient in the use of tools and equipment of the electrical trade.
  • In-depth knowledge of the National Electrical Code. Must be able to implement this knowledge into daily work tasks with limited general direction.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels in the organization in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces (manholes).
  • Ability to work at heights (on roofs and in manlifts).

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

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 @ 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.