Junior Mechatronics Engineer (BE-GM-HPA-2024-67-GRAE)

Closing Date
WorkplaceGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

Job Description

Your responsibilities

As a Junior Mechatronics Engineer you will join the  Geodetic Metrology group  at CERN where you will support the High Precision Alignment technologies team. This team is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and data analysis of 3D alignment solutions for specific components in the accelerators, transfer lines and experimental area infrastructure, requiring permanent position measurement and/or remote adjustments, within a micrometric accuracy in a harsh environment.

As part of this role, you will: 

  • Test, assemble and install advanced alignment systems, preparing them for mass production;
  • Follow-up on the assembly, testing, and validation of measurement systems and their components;
  • Craft and review technical specifications, test reports and project documentation; 
  •  Ensure the systems meet stringent reliability and performance criteria.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Experience in mechanical system assembly or testing, and technical documentation;
  • Critical thinking, the ability to work both independently and in a team, and strong communication skills; 
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State .
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in mechatronics, mechanics (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants without University degree are not eligible.
  • Applicants with a PhD are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 21.07.2024 at 23:59h (midnight) CEST.

Job reference: BE-GM-HPA-2024-67-GRAE

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-September-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 5134 and 5647 Swiss Francs (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: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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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