Electro-Mechanical Engineer

Geneva, Switzerland
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Electro-mechanical Engineer for Nb3Sn and HTS Coil Production, Magnet Assembly and Qualification Measurements during Production

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

Job Description

Within the HL LHC and FCC projects, the TE-MSC/MDT section is in charge of the design and construction of model magnets. The design of the HL LHC magnets is well advanced and presently main components and tooling are in fabrication or being commissioned. For the FCC the development of model magnets has started and first models, with Nb3Sn and HTS conductors are being manufactured.

For this position we are ideally looking for an electro-mechanics engineer or equivalent. In this project you would actively participate within a team of engineers and technicians, on Nb3Sn and HTS (High Temperature superconductor) coils production, instrumentation and their dimensional control, magnet assembly, assembly tooling development and electrical measurements during magnet construction. Therefore, knowledge in mechanical measurements and 3D drawing software would be an asset but not mandatory. 

The functions would be the following:

  • Participate on Nb3Sn and HTS coil manufacturing and instrumentation
  • Participate on dimensional control of coils and components,
  • Participate on magnet assembly and assembly tooling development


In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are a Spanish national.
  • You hold or are about to complete an "ingeniero superior" or "master" degree in one of the following fields: mechanical, electrical, electronic or computing engineering, applied physics or similar. You are expected to have obtained your qualification by the time you take up your appointment at CERN.
  • You can start your traineeship in February/March 2019, however, in exceptional cases a slightly later start date might be possible which would be subject to approval by all concerned parties.
  • You have no more than 4 years’ experience following completion of your last degree.
  • You have not previously worked at CERN for more than 14 months.
  • Exceptions to the application of these criteria above can be envisaged if you hold a PhD degree or are in the process of obtaining it.
  • You have a good working knowledge of English or French.

Job specific Requirements

  • Master in electro-mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Knowledge in the dimensional measurements and 3D drawing software would be an asset
  • Team working spirit

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, you will be provided with:

  • An contract of association of one year, renewable for a second year;
  • A monthly take-home pay of 4,128 Swiss francs;
  • 2.5 days of paid leave each month
  • Health insurance cover from a Spanish Insurance company.

The selection process will be finalized at the beginning of December by a dedicated panel of experts from CERN and CIEMAT. You can therefore expect to hear the result of your application in December.

This is how you can apply

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • Your most recent relevant qualification/diploma if completed;
  • Academic transcript of your highest qualification giving an overview of your grades and studied modules.
  • Optional but recommended: One or more reference letter(s): 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.

Please make sure you have all the documents requested to hand as you start your application. Once submitted you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application. If you have already applied to another FTEC position with this email, your documents will remain on your candidate profile and you don't have to submit them another time.

Please note that you must also complete the following questionnaire: and provide the relevant documents listed in the questionnaire to justify your answers by the closing date (30 November). This is required by CIEMAT in order to validate and evaluate your application. Note that if you apply to several positions of the FTEC programme, you only have to fill in the survey once.

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