[Neutron] Mechatronics Engineer to the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden

Kristina Bacos Kristina.Bacos at esss.se
Tue Jan 20 15:27:15 CET 2015

The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Mechatronics Engineer position.

Description of directorate/division

The Neutron Chopper group is part of the Instrument Technologies Division within the Science Directorate. The division is dedicated to providing key systems to the construction of the facilities scientific instruments and supporting them during operation. The chopper group will compose 8-10, engineers and technicians who are jointly responsible for neutron choppers systems across the facility. The group's activities are undertaken within the context of an international ESS scientific and technical collaboration with partners around Europe.

Description of main responsibilities

The engineer will participate in small project teams of engineers and technicians executing both technology development and instrument construction projects.

Activities within the Chopper technologies development project will include;

  *   Designing and optimising novel new neutron chopper components and assemblies.
  *   Validating design choices and performance through analytical or computer simulations.
  *   Participating in the construction of technology demonstrators for proof of concept, component selection and performance testing.
  *   Participation in initiatives to ensure the safe operation, improve performance, reliability and maintainability of systems installed or under development.

Activities within Instrument construction project supporting the chopper work unit leaders will include;

  *   Preparing technical and project documents including specifications, design concepts, work schedules and budgets.
  *   Conducting detailed design of chopper systems to the requirements of instrument projects.
  *   Liaising with in-house teams to develop solutions.
  *   Supporting procurement activities.
  *   Participating in the assembly and commissioning of chopper systems prior to installation.
  *   Executing equipment test programs.
  *   Participating in the installation and commissioning of equipment on the ESS site.


The nature of this position with a development, project and equipment support role requires the right candidate to be polyvalent with both technical competence, and operational capacities and with hands on experience. We are therefore looking for the following qualifications:

  *   A Degree in Mechatronic Engineering
  *   3+ years of experience in a engineering environment.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate;

  *   Experience in the mechanical design using CAD software
  *   Experience in electronic design and/or programming
  *   Experience of test and/or development of  electromechanica  systems
  *   Experience in working in mechanical or electrical workshop

In addition experience would be preferred in ;

  *   Knowledge of basic project management practices
  *   Knowledge of Catia v5 CAD software.
  *   Experience of working in an international environment is essential.
  *   Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

We truly believe that to enjoy and perform in this position, you consider these following competencies as a significant part of your character; you have lots of energy, are dedicated, are self motivated, and a good sense of humour.

The position is a two year temporary position. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

What ESS can offer

At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.

Application & Contact

Please apply on our homage; http://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies and provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is the 22nd of February 2015. For further information regarding the position please contact Group Leader Choppers, Iain Sutton, iain.sutton[at]esss.se and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Kristina Bacos, kristina.bacos[at]esss.se.

We look forward receiving your application!

Med vänlig hälsning / Kind regards


Kristina Bacos
HR Business Partner

European Spallation Source ESS AB
P.O Box 176, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Tunavägen 24

Mobile: +46 72 179 22 76
Phone: +46 46 888 32 76
E-mail: kristina.bacos at esss.se<mailto:kristina.bacos at esss.se>




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