Robotic Engineer (BE-CEM-MRO-2024-86-GRAP)

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Your responsibilities

Within the Beams department (BE) the Controls Electronics and Mechatronics (CEM) group  is responsible for the research, development and operations of a fleet of robotics systems used for inspection, maintenance and repair tasks.
Such systems require complex systems engineering to ensure their operation readiness, including aspects from motor configuration, electrical connections, battery status, network configuration, onboard computers, onboard software and the user interface.

This position is dedicated to the integration of survey measuring systems. 
As a Robotic Engineer, you will: 

  • Work on tooling and integration of precise measuring systems within our current robotic solutions; 
  • Autonomously deploy sensors integrated in high precision robotic arms;
  • Test and commission the respective systems. 

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Experience with dynamic 3D modelling; 
  • Knowledge of robot kinematic;
  • Experience with complex mechatronic systems;
  • Knowledge of FEM analysis; 
  • Experience with precision positioning systems;
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Robotic or Mechatronic Engineering (or a related field) and have either:
    • a Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 01.09.2024 at 23:59h CEST.

Job reference: BE-CEM-MRO-2024-86-GRAP

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-October-2024

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6212 and 6828 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

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