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Mechanical technician (Design & Construction of Radio Frequency Power Couplers)

Geneva (Switzerland)

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Are you a technician looking for a challenging professional experience to further your career?  If so, joining CERN’s TTE programme may very well give you that challenge.  This position as a Mechanical Technician is part of our prestigious TTE programme. 

The BE-RF-PM section which is in charge of RF power devices over all CERN’s accelerator complex is looking for a recently graduated mechanical technician to consolidate their team.


Functions
As a technician, you will support the team and be involved at all stages of the design, construction and testing of RF power couplers within the team. You will be mentored by a senior technician throughout the life cycle of the projects.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member State or Associate Member State (https://home.cern/about/member-states);
  • You have a technical diploma (careers.cern/ttediplomas) in mechanics, and no more than 4 years' relevant experience after finishing your diploma;
  • If you are currently studying, you are still eligible to apply, although you are expected to have obtained your qualification by the start of your appointment at CERN;
  • If you hold a BSc or MSc, you are not eligible. However you may be eligible for the Fellowship Programme.
  • You should have at least a working knowledge of English or French.

Specific skills required for this job:

  • Conception of mechanical objects.
  • Use of CAD (Catia, Ansys).
  • Machining.
  • Metrology.
  • Installation and testing of equipment.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.  In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract of one year, renewable for a second year; 
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A take-home pay of 3,500 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva;
  • 2,5 days of paid leave per month.
     

Training Value

We will give you the opportunity to become a skilled technician in various fields of expertise. This includes CAD, conventional and modern machining, 3D fast prototyping, EBW, Laser welding, subcontracting follow-up, assembly, clean room tooling, vacuum technology, RF measurements.


This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification;
  • At least one reference letter (from a professor or previous employer) giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. This should be as broad as possible.
    • You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should normally reach us no later than 31.08.2018.

Please make sure you have all the documents requested to hand as you start your application. Once submitted you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Engineering
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Administrative support
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-31

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