The Engineering Department (EN) pushes back the limits of technology so that physicists can carry out their research. Within the Mechanical & Material Engineering Group (MME) of the EN department, you will join the Forming & Welding Section (FW) that provides expertise and support in the field of metal forming and assembly technologies. This Section undertakes the fabrication of prototypes or small series using a wide range of in-house technologies, and realizes various development studies.
As a Mechanical/Materials Engineer in CERN's Engineering Department you'll have the opportunity to get involved in the whole lifecycle of mechanical fabrication of components for CERN's particle accelerators. Test yourself against a diverse range of technologies, serving as the link between physics and mechanical fabrication.
Join a highly qualified team of technicians and engineers in laser and electron beam processes. Take Part!
As a Laser Manufacturing Process Engineer in the FW Section, you will take the lead for laser processes and carry out hands-on work on Laser Welding, Laser Cutting and Selective Laser Melting (Additive Manufacturing).
Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of mechanical engineering/material science or a related field.
International Welding Engineer diploma (IWE)
Spoken and written English and French: ability to understand and speak the languages in professional contexts. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations.
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 29.07.2020.
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:
Job grade: 6-7
Job reference: EN-MME-FW-2020-62-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
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.