Mechanical Draftsperson

Context & Job description

You will join a team of 40 engineers and technicians in charge of the design and manufacture of new mechanical equipment for the ESRF particle accelerator complex and experimental stations (beamlines).

As a skilled mechanical draftsperson, your missions are the following:

  • Carry out mechanical design studies, to design or modify complex and technically advanced mechanical assemblies (precision positioning systems, vacuum chambers, magnets etc.) in close collaboration with the engineers of the group, using state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design tools (predominantly Solidworks®)
  • Create 3D models of mechanical assemblies according to technical specifications
  • Produce manufacturing drawings including dimensions, tolerances, materials, and procedures according to standards with a high level of skill.
  • Prepare all documents for procurement activities (set of manufacturing drawings, technical specifications, commercial documentation)

Along with these missions, you will participate in project meetings and write meeting reports.

Expected profile

  • You should hold a technical degree (Bachelor or equivalent diploma worth at least 120 ECTS) in mechanical engineering or similar
  • 3 to 8 years of professional experience
  • Knowledge and experience in mechanical design and in the production of 3D design models and manufacturing drawings.
  • Skills in CAD packages (Solidworks® or similar)
  • Deep sense of service
  • English proficiency (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 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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