Technician in cooling and ventilation systems (EN-CV-LHC-2020-79-LD)
European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN)
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Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
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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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Introduction

The Engineering Department (EN) pushes back the limits of technology so that physicists can carry out their research. Within the cooling and ventilation (CV) group of the EN department, you will join the LHC Section (LHC), which is in charge of the maintenance, operation, performance of minor works for cooling & ventilation installations in the LHC complex, in particular for the cooling of detectors.

Are you a qualified and proactive technician specialised in cooling and ventilation systems, willing to contribute to a unique working environment at the heart of one of the world's most complex and exciting scientific experiments? Then, this opportunity is for you - join the largest particle physics research laboratory in the world. CERN, take part!

Functions

As Technician in the LHC Section, you will take part in the operation, maintenance and modification works of cooling and ventilation systems, in particular of the ones related to the cooling of detectors.

You will:

  • Plan (by using the CMMS system), coordinate, supervise, check and perform preventive and corrective maintenance activities on cooling and ventilation plant and, in particular the detector cooling systems for the LHC Experiments.
  • Perform operation activities to ensure appropriate running of the cooling systems.
  • Ensure regular liaison with Experiments’ users for all matters related to the cooling systems.
  • Propose and define the most appropriate solution to meet user needs in case of modification or renovation works.
  • Technically coordinate contractors’ maintenance and installation work in compliance with contractual clauses and technical standards;
  • Contribute to projects from the design phase until test and commissioning of the systems.
  • Write technical reports and notes;
  • Ensuring that the technical documentation is kept up-to-date and compliant with the quality standards.
  • Ensure the respect of safety rules for all interventions.
  • Participate to the stand-by service

Qualifications

Higher technical diploma in the field of mechanics or electro-mechanics or a related field.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in maintenance, operation and installation work on cooling and ventilation systems.
  • Experience in the technical coordination of external contractors.
  • Experience in the use of CMMS tools.
  • Experience in low voltage electrical system
  • Initial experience in compressed air systems

Technical competencies:

  • Operation and maintenance of cooling water systems: including construction work as well as compressed air production stations, water distribution systems and HVAC systems and networks;
  • Contract management: in particular technical supervision of contracts;
  • Organisation, planning and control: coordination of activities involving different technical fields (electricity, civil engineering, heavy handling etc.).
  • Operation and maintenance of electromechanical equipment and systems: lV network and switchboards.
  • Construction, operation and maintenance of detector cooling systems.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Achieving Results: having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind
  • Managing Self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting
  • Working in Teams: working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities
  • Demonstrating Flexibility: readily accepting new tasks or work/projects Adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements
  • Solving Problems: identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them Adopting a pragmatic approach; understanding the value of adopting generic rather than ‘gold -plated' technical solutions
  • Communicating Effectively: providing others with timely information Ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak in professional contexts. Ability to draw up technical specifications and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages and an undertaking to acquire the other language rapidly

Additional Information

Eligibility and closing date:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 10.07.2020.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and official holidays.
  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence is required.
  • Shift work, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 3-4

Job reference: EN-CV-LHC-2020-79-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Electromechanical Technician

About CERN

At an intergovernmental meeting of UNESCO in Paris in December 1951, the first resolution concerning the establishment of a European Council for Nuclear Research (in French Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) was adopted.Two months later, an agreement was signed establishing the provisional Council – the acronym CERN was born.Today, our understanding of matter goes much deeper than the nucleus, and CERN's main area of research is particle physics. Because of this, the laboratory operated by CERN is often referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.

Physicists and engineers at CERN use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles. Subatomic particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives us clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. We want to advance the boundaries of human knowledge by delving into the smallest building blocks of our universe.

The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 23 member states.