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Detector Cooling Controls Engineer at CERN, Switzerland

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City: Geneva
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Engineering Jobs at CERN, Geneva Switzerland

Position: Detector Cooling Controls Engineer

About CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (also known as CERN) is the European research organization. It operates the largest Particles Physics laboratory in the world. This 1954 established organization has 23 member countries. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, scientists of CERN studies basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that collide together at close to the speed of light. CERN’s main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure for high-energy physics research. And as a result, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN through international collaborations.

About Position

CERN is looking for caliber and prominent Detector Coolings Control Engineer to join the Experimental Physics (EP) Department. The Department carries out research in the field of experimental particle physics supporting several experiments at the large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN. In addition to that, the incumbent joins The Detector Technologies (DT) Group which participates in the development, construction, and operation of particle detectors for experiments at CERN. Furthermore, the engineer also collaborates with other engineers and experts from Fluid System Section. Basically, the Fluid Control Section designs, constructs, operates and maintains fluidic systems (gas and cooling) for detectors in CERN experiments.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Take a lead in the preparation of the cooling system functional analysis, supporting the process engineers in the optimization of the process.
  • Design of new electrical and control systems for CO2 cooling plants.
  • Coordinate the construction and commissioning, taking full responsibility of control system operation and performance.
  • Also, take responsibility for the programming, operation, and maintenance of PLC and SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) control systems of the CO2 cooling systems for the LHC experiments.
  • Furthermore, participate in the operation and maintenance activities for the CO2 cooling systems of the CERN LHC experiments.

Required qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent relevant experience in the field of process control, automation engineering, or a related field.
  • In addition to that, demonstrated experience in designing, building, commissioning and operating electrical and PLC based control systems for non-industrial cooling systems with field experience on both PLC and SCADA systems.
  • Following, proven experience in drafting and updating the necessary documentation for complex control systems: user requirements, functional analysis, electrical schematics, quality assurance documents, software versioning, etc.
  • Also, experience in design and assembly of electrical and control systems for detector cooling, including process optimization. Similarly, experience in the operation and maintenance of CO2 cooling systems would be an asset.
  • English and French: ability to understand and speak both languages in professional contexts.



Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline21 June,2019
Company NameCERN



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