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Electromechanical Technician (TE-MSC-NCM-2024-27-LD)

Geneva, Switzerland
Posting live until
10 Apr 2024

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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

Job Description


The Magnets, Superconductors and Cryostats (MSC) group of the Technology Department (TE) has the mandate to design, construct and measure the superconducting and normal conducting magnets for the CERN accelerator complex, to integrate them in the CERN accelerator complex, to design and procure the magnet cryostats and to perform the magnet quality control. The group also provides support to operation of the accelerators for magnets, magnet performance, devices (current leads).

The Normal Conducting Magnets Section (NCM) is responsible for the design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, and upgrade of the normal conducting magnets for present and future CERN accelerators and beam lines.

Join a great team ensuring the reliable operation and the upgrade of all normal conducting magnets on the CERN site.

Discover more about our normal conducting magnets section HERE.


As an electro-mechanical technician in the NCM section, you will participate in the consolidation of the about 5000 normal conducting magnets installed in the CERN accelerators complex and manufacturing of new magnet components and prototypes. You will:

  • Develop and procure tools and required infrastructure for the production of magnet components and prototypes.
  • Participate in the development and manufacture of new electro-magnets and permanent magnets.
  • Provide support and participate in the treatment of the normal conducting magnets in the CERN workshops (this includes testing, measurements and interpretation of the results)
  • Perform maintenance operations on accelerator magnets in the workshops and in the accelerator complex


Higher technical diploma or equivalent relevant experience in the field of Electromechanical devices or a related field.


The experience required for this post is:

  • Experience in manufacture and assembly of electro-mechanical devices
  • Experience in mechanical machining and related dimensional control
  • Experience in reading mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Experience of routine measurements and tests in electricity

The following would be an advantage:

  • Experience in TIG / MIG welding, and ideally in brazing techniques
  • Experience in precision mechanical measurements
  • Experience in the Computer Aided Design CAD

Technical competencies:

  • Construction, test and installation of electromechanical equipment and systems
  • Operation and maintenance of electromechanical equipment and systems
  • Manufacturing of mechanical parts

Behavioural competencies:

  • Working in Teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships
  • Achieving Results: driving work / projects along and seeing them through to their conclusion; Allocating appropriate amount of time for completing tasks
  • Demonstrating Flexibility: readily accepting new tasks or work/projects; Adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements
  • Communicating Effectively: ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented
  • Managing Self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in routine situations.

Additional Information

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 10.04.2024.

Employment Conditions

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:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 3-4

Job reference: TE-MSC-NCM-2024-27-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Electromechanical Technician


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Geneva, Switzerland

Number of employees
2500+ staff members; several hundred on graduate and student programmes

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How to apply
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Closing date
All year round

Tel +41 22 76 63 786

Company info
+41 22 76 63 786
Esplanade des Particules 1
PO Box 1211
Geneva 23

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