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  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Junior - Only open to Nationals of all CERN Member States and Associate Member States - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Engineering
    • Administrative support
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
  • Closing Date: 2019-05-31

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Development, construction, maintenance and operation of gas systems and gas recuperation plants for particle detectors at the LHC experiments (TTE Programme)

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 an electro-mechanical Technician is part of our prestigious TTE programme. 

The gas team in the EP-DT-FS section is responsible for the maintenance, operation and developments of the gas systems for the LHC experiments. The candidate will participate, within a team of physicists and technicians, to upgrade, construction, commissioning and operation of gas recuperation plants for the LHC experiments. The plant aims in reducing the consumption of greenhouse gases and therefore their emission in the atmosphere.

In addition, the candidate will take an active part in the R&D activities of the team by participating to the construction of specific gas modules and mechanics needed for the validation of gas systems developments in view of the operation with gaseous detectors during the future High-Luminosity LHC phase.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this 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 or electromechanical  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.


Specific skills required for this job:

  • Knowledge of leak detection
  • Commissioning, maintenance and operation of large apparatus
Training Value:
 
The candidate will have the opportunity to learn about - gas systems for particle detectors - commissioning, maintenance and operation of complex systems - Computerized maintenance management systems - consolidation and design of systems Functions The candidate will be the technician in charge of construction, maintenance, commissioning and operation of gas plants. He/she will also be the mechanical technician supporting the R&D activities on gas systems.

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.

The candidate will gain experience in the commissioning of instrumentation channels, in the application of strict quality assurance procedures imposed by a system involving several thousands of acquisition channels and low noise techniques required by the low level of signals encountered in the cryogenic applications. Furthermore, this work requires continuous interactions with different teams assuring a possibility to acquire communication skills with CERN its multicultural environment.

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 31.05.2019.

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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