Mechanical technician (Workshop activities)
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.
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 EN-STI-TCD section is in charge of the conceptual design, construction, operation and maintenance of special components having direct interaction with high-energy particle beams, so called “beam-intercepting devices”. Such devices are installed across the CERN’s accelerator complex, including particle-producing targets, beam absorbers/dumps, collimators, beam stoppers and slits.
- You will support the various technical activities associated with the Beam Intercepting Devices managed by the EN-STI-TCD section, among which conceptual design, assembly, installation and maintenance of targets, collimators and dumps.
- You will support the LHC Injection dump design and assembly as well as the spare qualification, participate in the prototyping phase and follow-up on the procurement of various components.
- You will also ensure the appropriate link with the equipment control group (electronic control) as well as with the survey team for precise alignment of the devices.
- You will also be involved in the routine maintenance as well as in the redesign and consolidation activities in the accelerator complex.
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 in the field of mechanics or equivalent (careers.cern/ttediplomas), 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.
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.
Specific skills required for this job:
- Experience in using CAD systems such as CATIA
- Experience in machining, assembling and testing precision mechanics
- Experience in reading mechanical design drawings and specifications in terms of tolerance.
- Experience in mechatronics implementation and execution
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.
- Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
- Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
- Grade: Junior - Only open to Nationals of all CERN Member States and Associate Member States - Junior level
- Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
- Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
- Closing Date: 2018-08-31