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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.
Come and join the team of cryogenics operation of the SM18 test facility in the Technology Department. The group is responsible of the design, construction, operation & maintenance of cryogenic systems for accelerators and detectors. It is a unique opportunity to work and contribute to test the new generation of magnets and radiofrequency cavities for High Luminosity LHC project (upgraded LHC).
CERN is the world's largest particle physics laboratory and its flagship accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, depends on having an unrivalled set of cryogenic systems on hand to guarantee reliable operation. The SM18 is one of the most important infrastructure to test sets of superconducting components able to operate in the CERN accelerators.
Typical cryogenic systems comprise compressors, heat exchangers, valves, instrumentation, vacuum pumps, controls and various test benches for cables, magnets and RF cavities. Process gas purity is essential.
From start-up and routine operation to maintenance support and emergency operation interventions, key point stands in maintaining the highest availability for the cryogenics equipment and reaches the SM18 target: allowing efficient tests for all the requested magnets and radiofrequency cavities within the allocated time while respecting safety, quality, priorities and procedures.
The experience you will gain as a member of the SM18 cryogenics operation team could not be acquired anywhere else, teaching you to work autonomously and to respond to all manner of situations around complex processes.
As member of the Cryogenics team, you will:
After a period of training, you will take on responsibility, on the ground and remotely, for operating the cryogenic system e.g.: trouble-shooting, emergency operation interventions, maintenance support, follow-up of contractor operation team depending on requirements and situations, updating the operating procedures, in particular with respect to the safety rules; and managing technical documentation.
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:
Specific skills required for this job:
First experience in the monitoring of industrial processes and/or experience in the field of commissioning and operation of complex electromechanical plant (e.g. petrochemicals, large-scale facilities for renewable energies or equivalent).
Specific experience with complex industrial processes, automatism or cryogenics or vacuum technologies would be a major asset, as would be basic knowledge of thermodynamics.
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:
Your future Life @CERN
This is how you can apply. Here are few tips to start you off:
You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:
You may upload the reference letter yourself, whilst submitting your application, or through your referee via the link you will receive shortly after submitting your application.
All applications should normally reach us no later than 29.09.2020.
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.