Preparation and Work Supervision of Signal and DC-cabling Installations (TTE Programme)
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Welcome to the Technician Training Experience!
The TTE programme is aimed at technicians who are looking for a challenging professional experience which furthers their career.
Your application will be considered by a panel of CERN experts for a place within the programme.
The next meeting of these experts will take place in October 2021.
We are looking for a technician to join us in the Cabling Services section (EL-CS), within the Electrical Engineering group, which is responsible for the installation of copper cabling in the entire CERN accelerator complex and general infrastructure.
By joining the EL- CS Section, you will actively participate in the preparation and work supervision of cabling installations for various equipment at CERN. Amongst your tasks you will be involved in the following:
• Establish installation requirements for de-cabling worksites, involving both signal cabling and DC-power cabling for the accelerator magnets;
• Take part in defining the cable cross-section and connector specifications;
• Assist the project managers in preparing technical work files for the contractors;
• Contribute in drafting the planning for cabling works and follow up with the
• Organize and manage worksite meetings;
• Verify the quality of the work performed by contractors;
• Verify worksites as-built documentation and update cable database;
• Organize maintenance and repair activities when required;
• Prepare work progress reports;
You will be guided to acquire the ability of dealing with installations of increasing complexity. Your ability of efficiently supporting and integrating the section team will be a key aspect of your daily work.
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 Electricity 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.
Additional skills required for this job
- 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.
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:
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 (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 30.09.2021.