Mechanical Technician (BE-GM-HPA-2024-2-GRAE)

Job Description

Your responsibilities

As a Mechanical Technician, you will join the Beams (BE) department. Your future team, the High Precision Alignment technologies team, works in the Geodetic and Metrology group

In the frame of the Full Remote Alignment System project (FRAS), you will work on the design, procurement, assembly, installation and commissioning of the mechanical components.

Specifically, you will:

  • Follow-up the design including the update of 3D models and update/preparation of manufacturing drawings;
  • Participate in the procurement process of several sub-components, including quality assurance;
  • Participate in the commissioning of the equipment from a sub-component level to the full FRAS installation;
  • Assemble the different components, at our mechanical workshop and then in real conditions on a large-scale test setup. 

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Experience with CAD systems such as CATIA for the creation of 3D models/assemblies and 2D technical drawings;
  • Experience in assembling and testing of mechanical systems;
  • Good communication, well-organized with accountability;
  • Ability to work in team as well as independently; 
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Mechanical technician Design & assembly (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is a general secondary education diploma.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants with a Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 22.05.2024 at 23:59h (midnight) CEST.

Job reference: BE-GM-HPA-2024-2-GRAE

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

This position requires:

  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend of 4569 Swiss Francs (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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

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