Survey technician (TTE Programme)
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.
The Survey Mechatronics Measurements group (Accelerator Surveying & Geodesy section) in the Engineering Department is responsible for the geodetic and metrology measurements as well as the alignment of the accelerator components and their associated beam transfer lines for the whole CERN site. Furthermore, the ASG section is in charge of the acquisition and processing of high accuracy point cloud data defined in the primary CERN Coordinate System (CCS), which outlines the relative position of all the accelerators and experiments at CERN.
As a Survey Technician, you will be part of the team in charge of the metrology and the alignment of the Accelerator components. In this role you will:
- Align all types of magnets in the CERN accelerator complex, write the corresponding survey reports, and manage the relevant documentation;
- Perform metrology measurements at all stages of the assembly of accelerator components using laser tracker technology;
- Handle the calibration and periodic validation of the instrumentation;
- Provide feedback to improve the survey field procedures, methods and software;
- Perform "as built" measurements of tunnels and buildings using latest laser scanner technology.
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 Survey, Geodesy or Topography (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:
- Use of high accuracy survey instruments such as theodolites, total stations, optical levels;
- Laser tracker measurements: basic use of the technology;
- Use of standard compensation software : basic use;
- Laser Scanning: basic use of instruments and software;
- Use of office software packages; (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
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 monthly stipend of 4585 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
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.
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.