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Mechanical Technician for Septa Magnet Manufacturing

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:
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Physics and Mathematics
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-31

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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

In the accelerator Systems department, the Septa team in Accelerator & Beam Transfer group (SY-ABT-SE) is responsible for the production of dedicated injection and extraction septum magnets for the whole CERN accelerator complex, until the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. A septum magnet is a specially designed magnet that is used to get the particles into or out of circular accelerators.

Our team will offer you the opportunity to participate in the manufacture and assembly of septum magnet coils and complete magnets. Some of the assemblies are ultimately operating in an Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) environment, which needs to be considered during the manufacture and assembly. The coil assembly includes manufacture and insulation, parts machining according to your skills and mechanical assembly of the magnets operating in UHV. Training for specific coil manufacture, magnet assembly and UHV procedures will be provided by our international team and you can profit to develop further skills for your career.

Job Functions: 

  • Work independently as a technician in the mechanics workshop on standard machines
  • Manufacture coils and make complete assembly of outside vacuum Septa magnets
  • Make assembly of complete septa magnets working in an Ultra-High Vacuum environment
  • Perform tests of coils including dimension verifications, hydraulic performance and insulation assessments
  • Participate in magnetic field measurements in high power environment

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 (careers.cern/ttediplomas) in in mechanics, machining or equivalent 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, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • 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.

Applications should reach us no later than 31.01.2022.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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