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Electrical Technician for maintenance of gas systems (TTE Programme) in Geneva, Genève, Switzerland

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 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 Electrical Technician is part of our prestigious TTE programme.

The gas team in the Detector Technologies group (Experimental Physics Department) is responsible for the maintenance, operation and developments of the gas systems for the LHC experiments.

You will participate, within a team of physicists, engineers and technicians, to development, construction, commissioning and maintenance of electrical controls for the gas systems. You will work on validation of new electrical components, preparation of electrical drawings as well as cabling between instruments, sensors and PLCs.

You will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Electrical controls for gas systems for particle detectors
  • Commissioning, maintenance and operation of complex systems
  • Design and construction of prototypes
  • Test and qualification of new electrical components
  • Electrical drawings

Functions

You will be the electrical technical fellow in charge of construction, maintenance, commissioning and operation of electrical controls systems for gas plants. You will also be the electrical technical fellow supporting the R&D activities on gas systems.

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 electrical or electromechanical 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.

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.


Specific skills required for this job:

  • Experience in installation, maintenance and operation of Control systems
  • Experience in installation and maintenance of Process Instrumentation and Actuators
  • Design and development of systems based on standardized electronic modules
  • Knowledge of electrical buses (for example Profibus, CANbus)
  • Electro-mechanical testing
  • Commissioning, maintenance and operation of large apparatus

Your future Life @CERN

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  • A CV;
  • 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.

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