Senior Technician Mechatronics


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

Description division

The Electrical Engineering Group is part of the Neutron Technologies Division and dedicated to provide and support key components and technologies required for the construction and operation of the facilities scientific instruments. The group will compose engineers and technicians of different areas of expertise, responsible for the evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical, safety interlock and motion/automation control systems on all instruments.

Main responsibilities

As Senior Technician Mechatronics you will design and construct mechanics & electronics of appropriated test environments for the evaluation of components for a standardised motion control system; plan, build-up and run the Electrical Engineering laboratory capacities necessary for R&D and service/maintenance.

You will support the engineers in testing standard components for cabling, electrical installation and process cooling and give them input in the different phases of the Neutron Instruments construction. 

Further the role will manage small Electrical Engineering Work Units transferred from Instrument Work Packages; oversee the electrical installation of the motion control and automation devices during instruments construction; support the integration of the devices in the commissioning phase

The Senior Technician Mechatronics will be contact person for maintenance and service in the operations phase.


The nature of the position and the early phase of the instruments construction project requires someone polyvalent with both technical competence and hands-on experience. This includes a profound and certified practical education (apprenticeship/Ausbildung/HND) in the field of fine mechanics and/or electronics such as Mechatronics Technician, Industrial Mechanics/Electronics or similar plus an additional certified Engineering School or Technical College qualification to strengthen the theoretical background.

With at least 10 years work experience in international research facilities you are an expert in designing, constructing, testing and maintaining instrumentation technologies like precision mechanics, cryogenics, vacuum, control electronics and process cooling. At the same time you are hands-on in machining and tooling, mounting of precision mechanics as well as cabling and soldering of electronics and have experience in running a work shop environment. 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:

Strong communication, teamwork and interdisciplinary comprehension skills are essential. You are proud of your work, set high standards for quality and quantity and constantly keep you up-to-date with the current market of instrumentation technologies. Your high level of practical experience allows you to train and guide contracted staff and enforce the developed technical standards.

The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. 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 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 11th of August 2014. For further information regarding the position please contact thomas.gahl[at] and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Kristina Bacos, kristina.bacos[at] 

We look forward to receiving your application.



Tunavägen 24


Stora Algatan 4
Lund, 22350

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