Electromechanical Technician

Switzerland (CH)
17 May 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Join a great team of electromechanical technicians and contribute your knowledge of diesel generators and troubleshooting skills for the smooth operation of CERN’s electrical network. Take part!

You will join:

The Electrical Engineering Group (EL) of the Engineering Department (EN) has the mandate to design, procure and operate CERN’s electrical power distribution networks. The CERN electrical network, supplied by 130 kV and 400 kV lines respectively from Switzerland and France, provides electrical power to a number of high-energy particle accelerators, large-scale experimental areas, the Organization's computer centre and many office buildings on the various sites. The installed electrical power at the 18 kV level is rated at approximately 500 MVA.

The Network Operation Section (OP) is responsible for the operation of CERN's electrical distribution network: high and low voltage installations (400 kV, 66 kV, 20 kV, 18 kV, 3.3 kV, 400 V, 48V).


As an electromechanical technician in the Network Operation Section (OP), you will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of diesel generators as well as for the operations of a designated area of the CERN high and low-voltage network. You will:

  • Prepare, plan, carry out and monitor interventions on the diesel generators, such as periodic tests, preventive and corrective maintenance, and ensure that all diesel generators are available in case of emergency or malfunction.
  • Prepare, plan, carry out and monitor interventions on the high and low voltage electrical network, including network reconfigurations, disconnection and isolation of equipment and making it safe.
  • Manage administrative tasks (inspections; tendering; issuing work certificates; reporting and invoicing) related to oversight of contractors’ activities.
  • Manage related maintenance activities using a computer-aided maintenance management system (CAMMS).

You will also:

  • Carry out periodic inspections of safety equipment (diesel generator sets, automatic devices, emergency stops) and ensure the safety of the electrical sub-stations as Territorial Safety Officer.