15. November 2014 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Mechanical Technician
Mechanical Technician
15. November 2014 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Mechanical Technician
Mechanical Technician
European Spallation Source (ESS)

Lund, Sweden

Description of Institution

The Neutron Chopper group is part of the Instrument Technologies Division within the Science Directorate. The division is dedicated to providing key systems to the construction of the facilities scientific instruments and supporting them during operation. The chopper group will compose engineers and technicians who are jointly responsible for neutron choppers systems across the facility. The group’s activities are undertaken within the context of an international ESS scientific and technical collaboration with partners around Europe.

Job description

As a technician you will participate in small project teams of engineers and technicians executing both technology development and instrument construction projects.

Activities within the chopper technologies development project will include:

  • Manufacturing mechanical components for prototypes.
  • Assembling mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Commissioning and testing mechanical and electromechanical systems and subsystems.
  • Developing solutions for chopper mechanical subsystems
  • Supporting the chopper group engineers in defining the selecting of technical solutions or production methods for chopper systems
  • Oversee contracted technicians working on site.
  • Checking the conformity of contracted work.
  • Participation in initiatives to ensure the safe operation, improve performance, reliability and maintainability of systems installed or under development.
  • Executing equipment test programs

Activities within Instrument construction project supporting the chopper work unit leaders will include;

  • Participating in the design of chopper systems to the requirements
  • Liaising with in-house teams to develop solutions.
  • Supporting procurement activities.
  • Participating in the assembly and commissioning of chopper systems prior to installation.
  • Executing equipment test programs.
  • Participating in on-site installation and commissioning of equipment.
  • Developing Installation procedures and standards for components including prototyping, testing and documentation.
  • Define and test appropriated standard components.
  • Oversee contractors during on-site installation.
  • Assemble and test choppers systems prior to installation.

The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.

Requested Profile

The nature of this position with development, project and equipment support role requires the right candidate to be polyvalent with both technical competence, and operational capacities and have hands on experience. We are therefore looking for the following qualifications:

  • A certified professional education in the field of Mechanical or Mechatronic Technology (mechanical technician, Industrial technician or similar certified professions)
  • 10+ years of experience in a engineering environment.

The candidate should demonstrate experience and competence in the following areas;

  • The manufacture and assembly of engineering components and assemblies for prototype or test purposes.
  • Conventional & CNC machining techniques and practices
  • Basic electrical welding techniques and dynamic balancing techniques
  • Electrical workshop practices is an advantage
  • Experience of working in an international environment is essential
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite

Kristina Bacos

How to Apply

You will find the application on the webpage, http://europeanspallationsource.se.
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is the 7th of December 2014. For further information regarding the position please contact Group Leader Choppers, and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, .

07. December 2014
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