Do you have experience in the design, commissioning, operation and maintenance management of standard or customized transport and handling equipment such as forklifts, industrial trucks, straddle carriers or automatic guided vehicles (AGVs)? Would you like to help organising to maintain and consolidate all kind of transport and handling equipment in one of the biggest laboratory in Europe? Then take part and work alongside engineers, scientists, and various technical teams at CERN.
As Engineer in the Handling Equipment Management Section, you will take a leading role in the consolidation of the vehicles fleet, in the procurement of new transport and handling equipement ,which are of strategical importance for the operation of CERNs accelerator complex and its Experiments, including drafting market survey’s, specifications, setting up and managing supply contract(s). This will also include logistic studies to optimize the choice of transport, handling and storage solutions regarding CERNs future challenges.
Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of mechanics, electro-mechanics, mechatronics.
Additional relevant operation licenses for forklifts, industrial trucks and mobile elevating working platforms is desirable.
The experience required for this post is:
Spoken and written English or French: ability to draw up technical texts in one of the two languages, as well as ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts.
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 16/10/2020.
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-HE-HEM-2020-43-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Electromechanical 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.