Job ID #: 12148 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Science Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Term Education Required: High School Diploma
Experience Required: 3 years Relocation Provided: No
ONE YEAR TERM POSITION
POSITION POSTED: MARCH 17, 2020
SALARY RANGE: $$41,500 - $56,300 (T/D I)
You ‘matter’ to us! Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 700 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!
We are currently seeking a SRF Chemistry Technician...
The SRF Chemistry Technician serves in the Cavity Processing Chemistry Group and will be responsible for preparation of cavities and parts before assembly, welding, and/or testing as well as other duties as assigned. This will include, but not be limited to the cleaning and chemical etching of parts, components, and cavities. The individual will work from verbal, written, and graphic procedures under regular supervision in a laboratory and clean room environment. Tasks require the use of personal protective equipment, a clean room suit, hand tools, precision measurement tools, and custom fixtures.
Clean and inspect cavities, parts, and associated components to SRF standards.
Chemically etch materials such as niobium, copper, and stainless steel for surface finish.
Polish and lap material surfaces according to surface finish specifications set by the project.
Preform preventative maintenance on equipment.
Document and maintain records of work performed in both written and electronic logbooks.
Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner and within schedule.
Understand requirements and materials needed to complete assigned tasks.
Work off-hours, weekends, and overtime as required by management, occasionally with minimal notice.
Maintain good housekeeping in work areas in order to facilitate efficient productivity and promote a safe work environment.
Education & Experience:
Associate Degree or High School Graduate with 3 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
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.
A knowledge or experience with chemical laboratory work such as:
acid and base chemistry
the pH scale
volumetric measuring tools such as graduated cylinders and beakers
documenting work in laboratory notebooks
hazardous chemicals such as mixing, safety, and etching techniques as applied to metal surface finishing
ultra-high vacuum cleaning processes and techniques.
a fast paced low volume production or R&D environment.
mechanical assembly using hand-held tools and related devices.
working in a clean room environment or closely related area.
measuring devices such as a balance or scale, tape measure, caliper, and/or micrometer.
using hand-held tools and related devices in mechanical assembly.
Mathematical competency with scientific notation, ratios, logarithms, and basic algebra.
Proficient with computers and common word processing and spreadsheet software such as MS Office programs (Excel and Word).
Experience in lapping, sanding, polishing, and/or surface finishing processes and techniques.
Ability and willingness to:
acquire and maintain all training required to perform daily activities and comply with all applicable safety procedures.
work in a diverse environment with a broad spectrum of people and personalities.
maintain equipment, restock supplies, and perform general housekeeping.
work off-hours, weekends, and overtime as required by management, occasionally with minimal notice.
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.
Able to work in collaboration with others to solve complex problems.
Able to take direction, ask questions, understand, and carry out assignments independently and/or in cooperation with peers and supervisors in a structured environment where activities follow specific procedures and adherence is documented.
Ability to think critically and troubleshoot.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form.
Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas.
Ability to stoop, kneel, bend over, climb stairs and ladders, and work at heights.
Ability to work in confined spaces.
Ability to stand and work for extended periods.
Ability to lift 40 lbs. and lift 15 lbs. above head frequently.
Ability to perceive temperatures and work in both hot and cold conditions.
Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Manual capability to pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; seize, grasp, hold, turn, use hand tools and other equipment.
Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read drawings and other documents and see safety alarms.
Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms.
Ability to visualize in three dimensions.
Visual acuity and keyboarding capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations for extended periods.
Ability to work in a respirator, chemical PPE, and a clean room compatible suit for extended periods of time.
Ability to qualify for work in radiation areas, chemical areas, to operate an overhead crane and forklift.
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.
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. Generally, such programs 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, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States.