CERN, Conseil Européen de la Recherche Nucléaire

Mechanical Technician (TTE Programme) - DT Group

     
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Mechanical Technician (TTE Programme) - DT Group

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

Are you a mechanical 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.  

The Engineering Facilities Section  in the Experimental Physics Department is in charge of the detector development, fine mechanics, thin film coatings, magnet support and B-field mapping. The section also runs mechanical workshops with conventional and CNC machines.

Functions

  • 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.


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 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.


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


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 4565 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. Here are few tips to start you off:

  • Be as specific as possible in the application fields "Education" and "Experience".
  • We recommend you prepare your answers in Word or Notepad in advance, as once you start completing the application on Smartrecruiters, you have a limited time to submit it.
  • If you apply to more than one job, you will need to upload the documents for each application you submit.


Required documentation:

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 scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification;
  • 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.


Make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further. 
You may upload the reference letter yourself, whilst submitting your application, or through your referee via the link you will receive shortly after submitting your application.

All applications should normally reach us no later than 30.01.2020.

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