Mechanical Engineer

Context & Job description

You will join a team of engineers and technicians in charge of developing new mechanical equipment for the experimental stations to be built within the ESRF EBS Upgrade Programme and work in close collaboration with engineers experienced in mechanical engineering applied to scientific instruments.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Carry out feasibility studies and mechanical design studies using computer-assisted tools for components of the experimental lines (general layout, high stability supports, opto-mechanical devices, motorised mechanical systems, etc.) involving precision, stability, vacuum and cooling technologies
  • Participate in engineering calculations
  • Supervise the production of detailed mechanical drawings, and coordinate the procurement, manufacturing, test and installation phases

Expected profile

  • Higher university degree (Master or equivalent 300 ECTS diploma) in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
  • 4 to 10 years of relevant professional experience, with skills in drafting, mechanical design and engineering calculations
  • Use of mechanical design CAD software (e.g. SolidWorks)
  • Knowledge in scientific instrumentation, and experience in procurement, manufacturing follow-up and project management would be additional assets
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

Working conditions

We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your quality of life and your installation in the Grenoble area when relocation is needed. The monthly gross salary may be complemented by additional allowances upon eligibility (expatriation allowance, etc.).

Company description

The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 22 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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