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:// home.cern.
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation
and is an established value of the Organization.
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;
Supervision of contractors;
Use of CAD tools.
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the
You are a national of a CERN Member State or Associate Member State
(https: // home.cern/about/member-states);
Higher technical diploma in an HVAC, cooling, or refrigeration field
(careers.cern/ttediplomas), 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.
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: // careers.cern/benefits
and https: // careers.cern/our-people
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 scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification (or a screenshot of
the latest academic transcript obtained if the diploma is not yet
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.