Electrotechnician for the Upgrade of High Voltage Switches and Generators
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.
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Welcome to the Technician Training Experience!
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. This position as an Electrotechnician is part of our prestigious TTE programme.
The TE/ABT/KSC is a small team responsible for kicker magnets and high voltage pulse generators. A post for a TTE candidate is proposed with unique training opportunities from experienced technicians. The main activities will be the upgrade of electromechanical systems.
After a practical learning period, you will :
- Carry out upgrade of high voltage switches for the SPS injection
- Participate in the improvement of written procedure for this type of switch
- Participate in other maintenance and repair tasks with the technical team of the section.
- Brain storming; encouraged to put forward new ideas / improvements
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 Electromechanics or industrial maintenance (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:
- Ability to work in team and willing to learn
- Mechanical assembly
- Electrical connection, soldering, cabling
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 take-home pay of 3,500 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.
The trainee will acquire knowledge in the following areas:
- Mechanical assembly for high voltage devices
- High reliability electrical connections
- Social skills by meeting new people from many other countries
- Unique opportunity to work inside the LHC and SPS accelerator tunnels
This is how you can apply:
You will need the following documents to complete your application:
- A scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification;
- 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 31.01.2019.
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.