Electromechanical Technical Engineer

£5030.48 - £7184.30 per month
27 Mar 2019
24 Apr 2019
CERN European
Job Type

Come and join a great team which pushes the boundaries of superconducting accelerator magnets and is instrumental in shaping the future of CERN's largest accelerator. Take part!

You will join:

  • The Magnets, Superconductors and Cryostats (MSC) group of the Technology (TE) department, which has the mandate to design, construct and measure the superconducting and normal conducting magnets for the CERN accelerator complex; integrates them into the CERN accelerator complex; designs and procures the magnet cryostats; performs the magnet quality control; provides support to the operation of the accelerators for magnets, magnet performance, devices (current leads); and develops associated technologies.
  • The Magnet Design and Technology (MDT) section, which is responsible for the superconducting magnet design and technology for the full range, from functional specification to the construction of short prototypes. The section also designs the studies of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) upgrade and future projects, by involving superconducting magnets; performs superconducting magnet performance analysis and feedback on the design; maintains the Magnetic model of the LHC; and provides support to beam commissioning and operation; is responsible for the superconducting magnet insulation development; and provides CERN-wide support for polymer casting and rapid prototyping.


As an experienced technical engineer in the Magnet Design and Technology (MDT) section, you will develop a strong expertise in the field of accelerator magnet construction by:

  • Contributing to the development of specific magnet construction activities in the magnet laboratory in collaboration with engineers, such as the work organisation for the magnet assembly or one of the coil fabrication poles.
  • Becoming a driving force in the development of superconducting magnets, specifically related to technical aspects and fabrication.
  • Supervising the technical work of technicians, and organising the work schedule as a function of the general planning.
  • Ensuring the compliance of safety rules to the assembly or fabrication of magnet.


The experience required for this post is:

  • Proven experience in electro-mechanics, manufacturing technologies, and processes.
  • Extensive experience in the production management of equipment with high complexity, including special technologies.
  • Experience in the technical supervision of technicians or coordination of a workshop.

Technical competencies:

  • Assembly of electronic components: experience in the production and assembly of coils for electromagnets, or similar equipment of high complexity.
  • Operation and maintenance of electro-mechanical equipment and systems: knowledge of operation safety in a workshop environment.
  • Design and modelling of superconducting magnets: knowledge in the winding, curing, reaction, and impregnation of coils for magnets is an asset.
  • Experience in managing and optimising workshop resources.
  • Knowledge of operation safety in a workshop environment.