Electrical Technician (EN-EL-MO-2024-76-LD) , CERN , Geneva

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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


The Engineering Department (EN) pushes back the limits of technology so that physicists can carry out their research. Within the Electrical Engineering (EL) group of the EN department, you will join the Maintenance and Operation (MO) section, which is in charge for the maintenance and operation of CERN electrical transmission and distribution network and the execution of electrical works.

Are you a qualified and proactive electrical technician, specialized in the execution of electrical works and in maintenance/operation of electrical networks?

Job Summary:

As an Electrical Technician in the Maintenance and Operation section, you will be responsible for the coordination electrical works (typically on circuits < 63 A); you will also be responsible for operation and maintenance activities.


As coordinator of electrical works, you will:

  • Liaise with users to discuss needs and propose most appropriate solution.
  • Prepare technical files, interacting with the design office and the contractor in charge of the execution.
  • Request quotations to contractor, evaluate them and prepare the corresponding orders.
  • Organise and supervise the works on site, in particular safety aspects.
  • Execute lockouts to allow execution of the works.
  • Carry out or supervise commissioning and prepare the corresponding documents.
  • Plan the electrical works to optimize resources.

In addition, you will be responsible for operation and maintenance activities:

  • Operate the electrical network (network configuration, lockouts, annual tests).
  • Organize, supervise and execute preventive and corrective maintenance activities on site.
  • Execute corrective interventions, document them and lead/contribute the preparation of reports.
  • Participate in a regular on-call service, including nights, Sundays, and holidays.


Technical certificate or general secondary education or equivalent relevant experience.


  • Proven experience in organization of electrical works, including preparation and verification of technical folders, supervision of works and acceptance of electrical installations.
  • Good knowledge of electrical equipment associated with high and low voltage electrical networks.
  • Proven experience in the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment composing high and low voltage electrical networks, including troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Proficiency in utilizing Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) would be an asset.

Technical competencies:

  • Construction, test and commissioning of electrical circuits and networks.
  • Knowledge of high and low voltage electrical circuits and networks.
  • Commissioning, maintenance & operation of electrical distribution systems.
  • Organization, planning and control, including supervision of works

Behavioural competencies:

  • Working in Teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships.
  • Managing Self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting.
  • Communicating Effectively: ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented.
  • Achieving Results: driving work / projects along and seeing them through to their conclusion.
  • Demonstrating Flexibility: demonstrating a willingness to accept changing circumstances; supporting initiatives for change.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in routine situations.

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 filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 24.06.2024 at 23:55.

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:

  • Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and official holidays.
  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Shift work, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 3-4

Job reference: EN-EL-MO-2024-76-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Electrical Technician

Please make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further

WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day

Geneva, Switzerland
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