It's big, it's loud, it's cold, and it's a challenging and exciting place to work! Come and join the mechanical team supporting, consolidating, developing and maintaining CERN cryogenic facilities, a unique opportunity to work on large and complex cryogenic equipments and to participate to the design, construction, installation and commissioning of cryogenics systems for accelerators, detectors and test facilities. CERN, Take Part!
As mechanical technician in the Technology Department (TE), Cryogenics Group (CRG), Mechanical and Engineering support section (ME), you will participate in the development and consolidation of cryogenic equipment for CERN accelerators, detectors and test areas. The activity ranges from the design to the commissioning phase of equipment, including the definition and participation to maintenance programs.
For more information about the group: http://te-dep.web.cern.ch/content/cryogenics-group-crg
Higher technical diploma in mechanics or related field, or equivalent relevant experience
The experience required for this post is:
Good knowledge of English or French; basic knowledge of the other language or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.
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 30.09.2020.
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: 3-4
Job reference: TE-CRG-ME-2020-89-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Mechanical Technician
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.
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