Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 01/10/2023
Salary Range: $52,800 - $83,400 (Tech-II)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

What your job will be like:
As an Electronics Technician, you will assist in the development, fabrication, installation, testing, documentation, and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems within the Fast Electronics Group. You will document requirements, investigate solutions, design and implement engineering solutions related to particle detectors and sensors, including low noise, high-speed electronics, high-voltage circuitry and data acquisition systems and assisting in diagnosis/debugging of electronics related to detectors.

    In this role, you will:

    • Perform board and chassis level assembly, SMT soldering, troubleshooting, wiring, cable fabrication and installation, subsystem installation, system troubleshooting, and system testing
    • Develop engineering documentation sufficient to fabricate, test, troubleshoot, and install digital and analog system components
    • Independently perform advanced board level debugging, calibration and testing procedures.
    • Perform high reliability thru-hole and SMT soldering and be familiar with PCB fabrication and assembly technologies.
    • Support electrical engineers and scientists by designing, fabricating and testing of printed circuit boards and subsystems and interacting with industry partners
    • Perform some light mechanical fabrication

    Qualifications We Require:


    • High School


    • 5 years of demonstrated progressive and relevant experience, or
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience with PCB CAD software.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Good oral and written communication skills and be able to work as part of a team with other technical and professional staff.
    • Must be able to use powered hand tools.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks under their direction.
    • Problem solving, organization and prioritization of tasks while working in a safe manner.
    • The ability to lift and carry 30 pounds.
    • Proficient with interpreting schematics, manufacturer data sheets, and technical manuals.
    • Experienced with electronic troubleshooting equipment (Oscilloscope, Digital multi-meter (DMM), function generator…)
    • Must have strong skills in PC based testing software, such as LabView, and business software such as Word and Excel.

    Qualifications We Desire:

    • Familiarity with NEC regulations is 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

    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.