Job Description

Your responsibilities

Join us in a place that can be hotter than the centre of the sun, and colder than the vacuum of space, at the very same time. This is the smartest way to learn more than you can imagine and see your work travel at the speed of light. Almost. This is the fastest way to give your career momentum. This is your Origin. Where your career begins. Take part!

As an Electrical Technician you will join the EL-CS Section in the Electrical Engineering Group. You will actively participate in the studies and worksite monitoring of (de)cabling installations for diverse equipment at CERN accelerators, such as beam instrumentation, vacuum systems, safety systems.

Amongst your tasks you will be involved in the following:

  • Analyses of requirements for de-cabling and cabling worksites. Take part in analysing the users requests, verifying for instance the cable types, cable routes, connector types and wiring conventions
  • Assist the senior project managers in preparing technical files for the contractors
  • Participate on site surveys for identification and tagging of unused cables
  • Participate in the worksite monitoring, reporting on daily basis the quality and progress of the work performed by contractors, addressing the non-conformities and conduct the final acceptance
  • Control as-built documentation and update cable database

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Higher Technical Diploma in Electricity or equivalent
  • Excellent team-working attitude
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Electrical or Electronics studies (or a related field) by the application deadline.
  • Your highest educational qualification is a general secondary education diploma.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree are not eligible.

Additional Information

  • Job closing date: 14.04.2024 at 23:59 CET
  • Job reference: EN-EL-CS-2023-9-GRAE
  • Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.
  • Target start date: 01-June-2024
  • This position requires:
    • Work in Radiation Areas.
    • Interventions in underground installations.
    • A valid driving licence.
    • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Documents required to complete your application:
    • A CV
    • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend of 4556 Swiss Francs (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.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.