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Alignment Metrology Summer Intern
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Jefferson Lab | Newport News, VA
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SALARY RANGE: $23,600 - $34,00 (SI II)

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!

As a student intern with the Jefferson Lab Survey and Alignment team, there will be opportunities to participate in the alignment activities of a particle accelerator. This position will involve hands on work as part of an alignment crew dealing with the survey and alignment of the components which make up the accelerator. It will include assisting in the set-up of equipment and measuring and adjusting components with meticulous care to obtain final tolerances. The candidate will be involved in the operation of precision survey instruments, including the Leica and Faro laser trackers, portable coordinate measuring arms and scanners, optical levels, precision EDMs, and electronic theodolites.

In addition to hands on work in the accelerator, the candidate may also work on specific projects, examples of which include:

* Data processing of field observations
* Calculation and checking of component ideal coordinates
* Development of equipment specific alignment schemes
* Network adjustments using least squares
* Adaptation and commissioning of commercial software to Jlab use
* Pogramming / application development (C++) of survey and alignment field programs.

Position Requirements

Candidate should currently be enrolled in a Associates or Bachelor's Degree program in a surveying, mechanical or engineering field. Must be full-time students with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Proof of full-time status and copies of transcripts are required. Students are expected to work on site at JLab up to 20 hours per week during the semester and may work up to 40 hours per week during breaks from classes (summer, spring, and winter break). The student's work schedule is determined by his/her Mentor/Supervisor.

The candidate should show a keen willingness to learn, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with others. Some lifting and carrying of heavy equipment may also be required.

Mental Requirements

* Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
* Ability to understand, remember, and communicate information and make decisions
* Ability to concentrate on details and detect errors
* Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks
* Capable of analytic reasoning

Physical Requirements

* Ability to get across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
* Ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods
* Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
* Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms
* Ability to see and hear safety alarms
* Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally

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.

About Jefferson Lab

We support the operation, improvement, and upgrade of the Jefferson Lab superconducting rf recirculating linac, CEBAF. We support the development of SRF-based drivers for free electron lasers for possible industrial applications. We support development, assembly, and testing of SRF-based accelerating systems for the Spallation Neutron Source. We explore techniques for producing improved-performance SRF systems. Web links