30. October 2013 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Fine mechanical and/or electronic technician
Open position at ESS, Technician
30. October 2013 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Fine mechanical and/or electronic technician
Open position at ESS, Technician
European Spallation Source (ESS)

Lund, Sweden


The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a fine mechanical and/or electronic technician. Are you an enthusiastic technically-minded person and ready for a big challenge?
Take part, you are needed!

Description of Institution

The Detector group is part of the Neutron Technology Division under the Science Directorate. The Neutron Technology Division provides the technological tools required for the design, construction and operation of the neutron instruments at the ESS. The Detector group is currently focused on performing the necessary research and development for alternatives to He-3 detectors for neutron detection.

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 organisational 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.

Job description

Description of main responsibilities
The successful candidate will be a technician in one of the detector groups new state-of-the-art workshop spaces in Lund. This is either the fine mechanical workshop, or electronics workshop. The technician will be responsible for helping build-up the workshop, take part in the first items produced there, setting up procedures, and day-to-day running of the workshop, and production for both prototyping and construction within that workshop. Significant technical expertise will be vital to be able to provide detectors for ESS.

Requested Profile

We are looking for a self motivated, creative person who enjoy develop novel solutions. To be successful in this position you must have general high standard of technical skills and excellent mechanical dexterity. Furthermore, you are a technically-minded person who looking to gain specialist experience in a highly technical hands-on career path.

We believe that you have a few years work experience as a precision engineer, either fine mechanical and machining- or/and electronics technical skills. If you have work experience in a precision engineering activity or a “high tech” activity it would be an advantage. You have a degree in engineering, electronics or similar technical field or an apprenticeship/Ausbildung/HND level in engineering, electronics or similar.

You are willing to travel and work overseas for short periods of time. You are fluent in English and have a basic knowledge of Swedish or Danish.

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


Scott Kolya

How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. It is a requirement of our application process that the names and contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of three references be provided. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is November 25 2013. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

25. November 2013
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