Mechanical Engineering Technician

Context & Job description

In a team of 20 engineers and technicians, you will participate in the development, prototyping, production, operation and maintenance of X-ray detectors for synchrotron radiation beams. You will be technically supervised by the engineers of the group and will interact strongly with other staff from different technical teams such as mechanics, electronics and software, as well as technical and scientific staff at the beamlines.
Your missions will be the following:
- Design, build or modify X-ray detectors combining mechanics, electronics, physics and/or optics into novel advanced housing
- Produce documentation including drawing lists, technical specifications for work to be sub-contracted, test procedure, and operation and maintenance manuals
- Participate in design reviews, assembly/integration/testing, commissioning of X-ray detectors or sub-systems
- Carry out repairs on simple and complex X-ray detectors
- Produce and provide support for "standard" detectors currently used at the ESRF.

Expected profile

- You should hold a Technical/Academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent diploma worth at least 120 ECTS) in mechanical engineering.
- At least 3 years of experience as a mechanical technician
- Excellent knowledge in mechanical design with 3D CAD Solidworks design tools
- Good understanding of opto-mechanics and visible light optics
- Ability to read/interpret technical drawings and tolerances
- Well-organized and methodical approach to work
- Aptitude for team work and ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff in an international setting
- Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF).

Working conditions

18 months fixed term contract.

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 annual gross salary may be completed by additional allowances (shift allowance, standby allowance, 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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