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Technician - Fibre optics installations (TTE Programme)

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Grade 3 - Technical or Administrative roles - Only open to Nationals of all CERN Member States and Associate Member States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Outer space and satellite technology
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-31

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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 an enthusiastic electrical 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.  

The Fibre Optics and Cabling Section in the Engineering Department is responsible for the installation of fibre optics and copper cabling in the entire CERN accelerator complex and general infrastructure.

By joining the Section, you will be asked to actively participate in the preparation, work supervision and measurements of optical fibre installations.

Functions

By joining the EL- FC Section, you will be involved in the following:

  • Establish installation requirements for optical fibres in the entire accelerator complex and general infrastructure at CERN;
  • Take part in defining optical fibre specifications and their qualification/quality assurance process;
  • Assist the project managers in preparing database registration and technical work files for the contractors;
  • Contribute in drafting work planning and follow up with the contractors;
  • Organize and manage worksite meetings;
  • Verify the quality of the work performed by contractors;
  • Organise and execute fibre patching and measurements as required;
  • Organise maintenance and repair activities when required;
  • Participate –as required - in similar activities for copper cabling;
  • Prepare work progress reports.

The candidate will be guided in acquiring the capacity of dealing with installations of increasing complexity. The ability of efficiently supporting and integrating with the Section Team will become a key aspect of the daily work.

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 or equivalent in an Electricity, 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:

  • Basic knowledge of fibre optics and their applications;
  • Willingness to work on cable installations on-site (machine tunnels, galleries, experimental areas, radiation environment) for most of your time, and excellent team-working attitude.
  • A valid driving license.

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 (in the design and implementation of electrical systems) at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A monthly stipend of 4565 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.

 

Your future Life @CERN

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at CERN: https://careers.cern/benefits and https://careers.cern/our-people

This is how you can apply. Here are few tips to start you off:

  • Be as specific as possible in the application fields “Education” and “Experience”.
  • We recommend you prepare your answers in Word or Notepad in advance, as once you start completing the application on Smartrecruiters, you have a limited time to submit it.
  • If you apply to more than one job, you will need to upload the documents for each application you submit.

Required documentation:

You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification;
  • 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 may upload the reference letter yourself, whilst submitting your application, or through your referee via the link you will receive shortly after submitting your application.

All applications should normally reach us no later than 31.01.2021

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