Operator (BE-OP-TI-2021-107-LD)
Geneva, Switzerland

Company Description
At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Job Description

Operator (Technical Infrastructure) in the Beams Department (BE), Operations Group (OP), Technical infrastructure Section (TI). As part of the shift crew, the TI Operator is responsible for monitoring CERN's key technical infrastructure. The systems involved include electricity distribution, cooling and ventilation systems and making sure that important safety systems are in perfect working order. It is the job of the TI Operator to spot problems and take corrective actions to avoid beam stops and interruptions to the physics experiments. In case of a major problems, such as a site wide power cut, the TI Operator on shift manages the different call out services respecting the overall CERN priorities.

As a Technical Infrastructure Operator, you will primarily be based in the central control room - working on a shift rota running 365 days per year and 24 hours per day, monitoring systems and performing remote diagnostics and interventions. In between shifts, all technicians have other activities, using the expert skills they already have to improve our systems or processes.

You will:
- Monitor and operate systems using an integrated control system federating all important system alerts in the field of cooling, ventilation, electricity, access control and many more technical systems at CERN.
- Perform remote diagnostics and operation of the infrastructure systems using specialised and general-purpose Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
- Create and edit work orders, logbook entries and event reports concerning current events for distribution to the different teams involved in maintenance activities.
- Communicate with users, physicists and maintenance teams via telephone or in person to get and give information about system incidents and to coordinate interventions as required.
- Help the team implement new procedures, tools and improvement.

Higher technical diploma or equivalent relevant experience in the field of of electricity, electro-mechanics, heating, cooling and ventilation, cryogenics, industrial maintenance and automation, process control or control systems or a related field.

- Initial experience in maintenance work or control room work.
- Experience in one or more of the following domains: electricity, electro-mechanics, heating, cooling and ventilation, cryogenics, industrial maintenance and automation, process control or control systems.

Technical competencies:
- Installation, operation and maintenance of industrial data-acquisition, monitoring and control systems
- Operation and maintenance of HVAC plants and networks
- Operation and maintenance of cooling water systems

Behavioural competencies:
- Communicating effectively: Expressing opinions, ideas and suggestions with conviction and in a logical/structured manner; keeping to the point. Listening actively to others and letting others speak. Checking to ensure that the message has been well understood.
- Solving problems: Anticipating obstacles; assessing alternative solutions in order to have a fall-back plan. Finding the information needed to solve problems; making objective judgments based on all the facts available.
- Managing self: Taking initiative beyond regular tasks and making things happen. Working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting.
- Demonstrating flexibility: Adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements.

Language skills:
Spoken and written English or French: ability to draw up technical texts in one of the two languages. A willingness to learn the other language rapidly.

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 filld as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 12 midday CEST on 15th February 2022.

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:
- Work in Radiation Areas.
- Shift work, including nights, Sundays and official holidays.
- Interventions in underground installations.
- A valid driving licence is required.
- Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 3-4

Job reference: BE-OP-TI-2021-107-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Accelerator/Industrial Process Operations Technician


  • Arbetsplats: CERN
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 18 januari 2022
  • Ansök senast: 15 februari 2022

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