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Vacuum Engineer

Madison Vaughan
Newport News, Virginia
$140,000 - $165,000 per year + benefits
Posting live until
30 Jun 2024

As a Vacuum Engineer, you will provide support for the development, operation, and improvement of all vacuum systems for superconducting (SRF) cavities and accelerator facilities, from low to ultra-high vacuum (UHV) and particulate free. Contribute to reliable implementation and operation for superconducting cavity development, CEBAF and other Jefferson Lab initiatives.

In this role you will:

  • Design, develop, and evaluate vacuum systems and its components, including procedures for integration and operation, calculate vacuum gas loads, pressure profiles, pumping speeds, safety features and utility requirements.
  • Develop methods for particle free assembly and surface cleaning of vacuum systems and superconducting cavities, including development of plasma processing methods.
  • Develop methods to improve vacuum system efficiency and reliability, including radiation hardness.
  • Plan and coordinate integration and maintenance of the vacuum systems.
  • Train staff on the best-practice handling, assembly, and operation of vacuum systems.
  • Develop and maintain functional requirements and technical documentation for vacuum systems.

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