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Mechanical Drafter (for water cooling stations) - (TTE Programme)

Geneva (United States of America)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (United States of America)
  • Grade: Junior - Only open to Nationals of all CERN Member States and Associate Member States - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-31

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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

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  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 Design Office section EN-CV-DO is in charge of the creation of drawings, 3D models and bills of material, among others, for the different projects and works within the EN-CV group. It provides support to the EN-CV sections during the different phases of the projects, such as carrying out integration studies, participating to the drafting of the tender documents, validating contractors’ drawings, verifying and archiving the as-built documentation.

The DO section provides an interface with the users outside the EN-CV group for any matters related to the provision of 3D models in relations to the EN-CV activities and plants.

As a Mechanical Drafter, you will join the dedicated teams that are in charge of the following projects:

  • Upgrade of the SU1 Cooling Station;
  • Renovation of the 378 Meyrin Cooling Station.

As a Mechanical Drafter in the EN-CV-DO section, you will:

  • Make preliminary technical design studies using a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) system for both new works and modifications to the cooling and industrial piping installations.
  • Check on-site that the work carried out meets the specified requirements in close collaboration with CERN engineers and work supervisors.

Skills required for this project:

  • Experience in the use of a CAD tool:



Catia V5


Revit (or equivalent)

  • Ability to design cooling water systems.


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 (;
  • You have a Technical Diploma (, preferebly in the field of mechanics or electro-mechanics, 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 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.

This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents (in PDF format) to complete your application:

  • A  CV 
  • A scan of your latest relevant qualification (or a screenshot of the latest academic transcript obtained if the diploma is not yet obtained);
  • 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 31.05.2021.


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