Welding Engineer: General Support (EN-MME-FW-2024-78-GRAP)

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Your responsibilities

The Engineering Department (EN) pushes forward the limits of technology to provide innovative research tools to the physics and engineering worldwide community. The position is opened in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Group, which owns, maintains and develops the 40 years old know-how on the mechanical design, manufacturing and assembly of accelerator and detector devices.

As a Welding Engineer in the Forming & Welding section (MME-FW), you will provide a general support for the welding activities in a highly technical environment with state-of-the-art equipment in CERN's main workshop.

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Participate to the preparation and the follow-up of welding activities
  • Develop welding methods for the fabrication of high-precision prototypes and components for accelerators and experimental facilities
  • Oversee welding procedure qualification and generate welding procedures to assist manufacturing and welding personnel
  • Play a crucial role ensuring the qualification of welders operating on CERN's sites
  • Implement quality procedures and ensure traceability (welding book)
  • Provide welding engineering support to Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing to fabricate equipment in accordance with all applicable code and customer requirements
  • Provide technical support with industry standards and specifications such as Pressure Vessel Directive and ASME Boiler, ISO, AWS, etc
  • Review subcontractor welding procedures, processes and documentation in order to determine that applicable welding code and design requirements are satisfied
  • Participate to failure analyses and root cause analysis on welding related issues
  • Investigate new developments in the field of welding to evaluate their possible applications.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • International Welding Engineer (IWE) diploma; with significant practical experience in welding engineering
  • In depth knowledge of welding standard and welding codes
  • Knowledge in destructive and non-destructive testing for weld inspection and qualifications
  • Good knowledge of material sciences, materials selection and characterization applied to welding
  • Knowledge of mechanical fabrication in the following domains would be an asset: pressure vessels, vacuum chambers, cryogenics
  • Initial experience in mechanical components assembly, good understanding of fabrication techniques and their application to the design process
  • 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 Mechanical 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: 06.05.2024 at 23:59 CEST.

Job reference: EN-MME-FW-2024-78-GRAP

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

Target start date: 01-June-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 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.

About us

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 http://home.cern.

We are on a Quest. A Journey into discovery like no other. Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.

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