Mechanical Engineer

Context & Job description

You will join a team of engineers and technicians in charge of developing advanced instrumentation for new experimental stations and for the accelerators complex within the ESRF EBS Upgrade Programme. These high performances mechanical engineering projects involve ultra-high precision, vacuum and cooling technologies. You will work in collaboration with senior engineers expert in these fields.

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 and the accelerators (general layout, high stability supports, opto-mechanical devices, motorised precision mechanical systems, magnetic devices)
• Carry out engineering calculations
• Supervise the production of detailed mechanical drawings, and coordinate the procurement, manufacturing, test and installation phases
Your responsibilities will be in line with your own skills and experience. After an adaptation period, you will be expected to take on complete projects with full autonomy.

Expected profile

• Higher university degree (Master or equivalent 300 ECTS diploma) in mechanical engineering or a related discipline
• 3 to 8 years of relevant professional experience with Skills in mechanical design and engineering calculations
• Use of mechanical design CAD software (e.g. SolidWorks)
• Knowledge of scientific instrumentation and high precision motorised systems would be an asset together with experience in procurement, manufacturing follow-up and project management, at a lesser extent
• 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 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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