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Mechanical Designer

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 mandate of the EN-MME group is to provide to the CERN community specific engineering solutions combining mechanical design, fabrication and material sciences.

Historically the group maintains and develops the know-how on the mechanical construction of beam accelerator components and physics detectors, involving a large spectrum of highly specialized activities, including on-site facilities and sub-contracting. EN-MME includes the largest design office at CERN

The Design Office in charge of mechanical design activities required for CERN projects, such as the study and development of new products based on conceptual, engineering, detailed and manufacturing design (from parametric 3D modelling to 2D drafting), and structural, thermal, fluid-dynamic, shock and vibration analyses.

These activities are carried out relying on a large range of CAD and CAE tools, mainly Dassault Systèmes CATIA v5, SmarTeam, Ansys Multiphysics, and Workbench.

Functions

You will join the design office team.

You will use the CATIA™ to produce 3D models and 2D construction drawings of components for accelerators and detectors.

You will:

  • Carry out mechanical sizing of components using analytical or numerical methods.
  • Design components and propose solutions for different mechanical problems.
  • Prepare 3D models and 2D drawings. Use the ISO norms for dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Procure components and follow the construction of the elements he/she has designed.

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 in mechanical engineering or in industrial design of mechanical components (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.

    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.

    Specific skills required for this job:
    • Analytical computation of simple mechanical structures.
    • Knowledge of one or more CAD system(s).
    • Experience in design and manufacturing of mechanical components.

    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:
      • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
      • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Closing Date: 2018-08-31

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