Maintenance and Work Supervision of the LHC (TTE Programme)

European Council for Nuclear Research


May 31, 2022


Company Description

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 https://

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

The EN-CV-LHC section needs additional support for the operation and works supervision activities in the LHC and HL-LHC areas.


You will reinforce the EN-CV-LHC team by being involved in all the stages of the maintenance, operation and works supervision of the LHC and HL-LHC areas. Working under the direct supervision of the service manager, you will also participate in the design phase, the tendering process, and the construction phase of small detector cooling plants.

Skills required for this project:

  • Knowledge of HVAC, cooling systems and networks;
  • Installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment;
  • Knowledge of refrigeration would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of electrical and control network;
  • User support;
  • Supervision of contractors;
  • Use of CAD tools.
  • Qualifications

    In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member State or Associate Member State (https: //;
  • Higher technical diploma in an HVAC, cooling, or refrigeration field (, and no more than 4 years' relevant experience after finishing your diploma;
  • If you are currently studying, you are still eligible to apply, although you are expected to have obtained your qualification by the start of your appointment at CERN;
  • If you hold a BSc or MSc, you are not eligible. However you may be eligible for the Fellowship Programme.
  • You should have at least a working knowledge of English OR French.
  • Additional skills required for this job

  • Willingness to work on cable installations on-site (machine tunnels, galleries, experimental areas, radiation environment) for most of your time, and excellent team-working attitude;
  • A valid driving license.
  • Additional Information

    CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract of one year, renewable for a second year;
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A monthly stipend of 4599 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: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva;
  • 2,5 days of paid leave per month.
  • Your future Life @CERN

    Get a glimpse of what it's like to work at CERN: https: // and https: //

    This is how you can apply:

    You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification (or a screenshot of the latest academic transcript obtained if the diploma is not yet obtained);
  • At least one reference letter (from a professor or previous employer) giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. This should be as broad as possible.
  • You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.
  • All applications should normally reach us no later than 31.05.2022.

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