Electronics Engineer


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

Description of directorate/division
The Neutron Chopper Group is part of the Instrument Technologies Division and dedicated to providing and supporting key systems within the facilities suite of scientific instruments. Neutron choppers systems are composed of a number of high speed, rotating electro-mechanical devices which, working in synchronization, perform critical functions within the facilities scientific instruments. The reliability of these systems, throughout years of operation in harsh environments, is critical to the operation and scientific output of the facility. The group will compose around 10 engineers and technicians with responsibility from definition, development and operation for these unique and cutting edge systems throughout the life of the facility. The group operates within the stimulating environment of the scientific research, and an international construction project working closely with both scientists and other part of the company to find solutions for the construction of this world-leading facility.

Main responsibilities
The successful candidate will work with other members of group to, development new and support existing control system solutions for neutron choppers.

Principal activities may include;
• The design and development, of motion control and monitor electronics and software for prototype Neutron Choppers, define the SW+HW interface to the ESS Integrated Control System
• Identifying standardization potential and developing strategy across control systems including participation in requirement definition, market survey, concept decision, prototype, test, and pre-series trials.
• Integration of special cutting-edge requirements (motors, encoders, sensors, extreme environment, robotics) into the system.
• Support the design process of Scientific instruments through the evaluation and proposition of appropriate technologies
and solutions.
• Compile the documentation and transfer to technical personnel the necessary know-how for installation and service

You have analytical expertise and use your creativity and experience to analyze technical problems and propose solutions. You also keep yourself up-to-date with the latest developments and tendencies in industrial. In this position it is important with the ability to support and advise others and require good communication skills. You know how to compile and structure information and communicate it in reports and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a group. Previous experience in working cross culturally would be preferred.

You have an engineering degree, or equivalent, in electronics, automation control, or mechanical engineering and several years of experience. You have worked in the areas of high speed motion control design, calculation, programming and integration. Experience in control and monitoring of high speed rotating devices and deep knowledge of hardware for industrial automation (PLC, sensors, actors etc.) is preferred. As this position implies working on the interface between mechanics and electronics; interdisciplinary comprehension and knowledge are essential, as is experience in evaluation and testing devices and reporting accordingly.

Experience of working in an international environment is essential and we expect you to have excellent oral and written English skills. Knowledge of other European languages will be an advantage.

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.

Duration & Location
The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

Start date
The position is to be filled as soon as possible. 

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 1 December 2013.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Iain Sutton, iain.sutton[at]esss.se. For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact Linda Sima, linda.sima[at]esss.se.

We look forward to receiving your application.



Tunavägen 24


Stora Algatan 4
Lund, 22350

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