QA Engineer in Large Magnet Manufacturing at CERN

Expires in 7 days

Description de l'entreprise

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Description du poste

The candidate will be part of a quality assurance team in the context of large magnet production (from coil to cold mass manufacturing). The activities the candidate will be involved in are framed in WP3 of the HL-LHC project (upgrade of the LHC accelerator machine to increase its luminosity). In particular, the work is mostly related to the production of MQXFB quadrupole magnets, which are vital for the project.

Some of the tasks under the candidate responsibility may be:
  • Preparation and update of manufacturing and control procedures, and follow-up files
  • Traceability of assets (reception of subcomponents, manufacturing of assemblies, etc.)
  • Organisation of the documentation of the project in the database
  • Performing quality checks
  • Writing nonconformities and follow-up of the corrective and preventive actions
  • Update of the database to reflect the status of the production
  • Continuous improvement of the QA system


Eligibility criteria:
  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a Master's degree and between 2 and 6 years' experience or PhD with up to 3 years of relevant experience in Mechanical / Electromechanical / Aerospace Engineering or other related field;
  • You should have a working knowledge of English or French.

Skills and/or knowledge:
  • Team spirit
  • Proactive and autonomous
  • Multitasking
  • Experience taking physical measurements with different tools (micrometre, calliper, pi-tape, etc.)
  • Experience in QA management is desirable
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment would be a plus

Additional Information

What we offer:
  • An employment contract of in principle 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months;
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6050 and 6650 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: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract;
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.

How to Apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:
  • A CV;
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;
  • We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. 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.

The earliest expected start date for selected candidatesis May 2023.

Ready to take part? Then please submit your application by 23 January 2023 at midnight (12.00 AM CEST).