Mechanical Technician in the Detector Technology Group
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.
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 a Mechanical Technician is part of our prestigious TTE programme.
The EP-DT-EF section is in charge of the detector development, fine mechanics, thin film coatings, magnet support and B-field mapping. The DT-EF section also a run mechanical workshops with conventional and CNC machines.
- You will support the various technical activities associated with the construction of detectors for particle physics experiments.
- You will be involved in the manufacturing of mechanical parts from the conceptual design study to the final part an integration into mechanical assemblies.
- Participate in the installation of particle detectors in different experiments.
- You will also be involved in the maintenance as well as in the redesign and consolidation activities on various detectors and experiments at CERN.
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 the field of mechanics, technology 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.
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.
Specific skills required for this job:
- Experience in machining, assembling and testing mechanical parts and assemblies.
- Experience in reading mechanical design drawings and specifications in terms of tolerances.
- Teamwork – communicating well with others working on the same projects.
- Interest in mechanics and manufacturing of mechanical assemblies.
- Experience in using CAD systems such as CATIA is an advantage.
- Experience in different welding techniques is an advantage
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.
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.