Senior Technician

£4290.88 - £5149.21 per month
27 Mar 2017
24 Apr 2017
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research
Job Function
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Technician in the Experimental Physics Department (EP), ALICE Management and Engineering Support team (AIO).

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment), one of the four large experiments of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, is a general-purpose heavy-ion detector designed to study the physics of strongly interacting matter using nucleus-nucleus, proton-nucleus and proton-proton collisions.

While the original scientific programme will be completed with the current experimental set-up in 2018, ALICE is developing a major upgrade of its detectors to cover its future scientific programme planned for the next decade. The Technical Coordination and Engineering team of the ALICE experiment is responsible for the preparation, installation and commissioning of this detector upgrade project which will be installed in the second long LHC shutdown in 2019-2020.


As a senior technician in the ALICE-AIO section, you will play a key role in the preparation of the ALICE upgrade.

Specifically you will:
  • Construct and prepare installation tooling for the ALICE detector upgrade.
  • Perform installation tests for the ALICE detector upgrade.
  • Prepare infrastructure for the ALICE experiment site in view of the ALICE detector upgrade.
  • Participate in the installation of detectors and services in the ALICE cavern.
  • Supervise installation and commissioning activities in the ALICE cavern.

The experience required for this post is:
  • Demonstrated work experience with the fabrication of large mechanical structures, preferably in a scientific environment.
  • Experience on numerical controlled and conventional machine tools.
  • Experience with precision mechanical assembly, preferably in a scientific environment.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
  • Precision assembly and construction.
  • Use of numerical control and conventional machine tools.
  • Installation and dismantling of mechanical equipment and systems.
  • Detector assembly and integration: techniques, procedures and coordination.
  • Commissioning and maintenance of mechanical equipment and systems.
The language competencies required are:
  • Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in routine situations.

Eligibility conditions:

Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 18.04.2017.

By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions:

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 4 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry. Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:
  • Work during nights, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Require work in radiation areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • Shift work, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

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