Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 11/11/2022

Salary Range: $40,800 - $64,400 (TECH 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:

Are you looking to join a dynamic Cryogenics Department? Our Engineering Division seeks a Cryogenics Electronics Tech to assist senior technicians with maintenance and repairs of cryogenic electrical equipment, instrumentation, and controls in five large helium refrigeration cryogenic plants. The equipment consists of various types of rotating and reciprocating machines such as helium screw compressors, helium reciprocating expansion engines, vacuum pumps, electrical and pneumatic valves and all associated components that support ongoing testing and accelerator operations throughout the laboratory. Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Be involved in the daily operations of the helium refrigeration plants to include starting/stopping machinery, system monitoring, opening/closing valves, and receiving gas deliveries
  • Be responsible for upkeep of operations logbooks, maintenance records, ”as built” drawings and any other documentation required by management
  • Work under direct supervision of an Electrical Team Supervisor and complete assigned tasks utilizing work control documents and safety procedures

Qualifications We Require:

Education & Experience:

  • Relevant AS degree or
  • High School Graduate with 2 years relevant experience


  • This position requires supporting operations as a cryogenic coordinator on-call and responding to after-hours operational emergencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well with other technicians and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to understand requirements and materials to complete assigned tasks
  • Knowledge of proper use of hand tools, hardware, power tools
  • Be well organized and demonstrate a high quality of workmanship
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings, P&I diagrams and machinery manuals.
  • Knowledge of safe and proper use of electrical diagnostics equipment such as multimeters, meggers, etc.
  • Knowledge of proper use of soldering iron and soldering wires and electronic components
  • Some knowledge of pneumatic and electric control valves
  • Ability to safely troubleshoot and understand operation of electrical equipment, basics of cryogenic control system and instrumentation
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to complete required training such as: Qualifed Electrical/Electronics Worker, Lockout/Tagout, Crane and Forklift Operator, Radiation Worker I and Oxygen Deficiency Hazards Training

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.