Higher technical diploma or equivalent relevant experience in the field of surface finishing, chemistry, material science or related field. or a related field.

Proven practical experience in the following fields:
Galvanic surface finishing processes of metals.
Chemical analysis of surface finishing baths.
Electrochemical characterisation techniques applied to surface finishing methods.
Industrial experience or equivalent experience in research laboratory would be an advantage.
Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes would be an advantage.
Technical competencies:

Knowledge and application of chemical and electro-chemical analysis
Knowledge of chemical and electrochemical surface finishing techniques.
Knowledge of physico-chemical properties of materials and characterization methods.
Knowledge of inorganic and organic materials.
Behavioural competencies:

Working in Teams: working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities
Communicating Effectively: providing others with timely information Ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented
Achieving Results: having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind
Working in the Interest of the Organization: actively promoting safety and encouraging others to do the same; respecting safety rules and procedures Giving personal best in all activities

Language skills:
Spoken and written English or French; the ability to understand and speak the other language or the undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Job Description
CERN operates the largest accelerator complex in the world and, with a total of 130 km of vacuum vessel, one of the largest vacuum systems in the world. Are you interested in performing specialized surface finishing on accelerator equipment and R&D for this unique scientific infrastructure? Then come and join the Vacuum, Surfaces and Coatings Group! Take part!

The Vacuum, Surfaces and Coatings Group is responsible for all high and ultra-high vacuum systems for the CERN accelerators. The Surface Coatings and Chemistry section (SCC) takes care of surface and chemical analyses, thin film coatings by PVD and surface finishing.

Within the VSC Group of the TE Department, you will:
Operate technical equipment and instrumentation for surface finishing, including precision cleaning, plating, metal etching, electropolishing on prototypes and series components.
Participate in assembly and maintenance work of technical equipment for surface and wastewater treatments.
Monitor the quality of surface finishing treatments during each stage of the processes and write the associated technical documentation.
Participate in the development and implementation of new surface finishing processes for prototype and series production.
Gather surface finishing requirements from customers and assess solutions.

Additional Information
Eligibility and closing date:
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. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 10.01.2024.
Employment Conditions
Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.
These functions require:

Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and official holidays.
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.
Job grade: 3-4

Job reference: TE-VSC-SCC-2023-154-LD

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