Mechanical Technician for Water Cooling Systems

The Utilities & Test Stands Section at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a "Mechanical Technician for Water Cooling Systems".
den 8 juli 2018
Förväntad start.
den 1 augusti 2018
Antal timmar
Sverige > Lunds kommun > Skåne län

Description of section

The Utilities & Test Stands Section within the Specialized Technical Services Group works alongside other groups in the Accelerator Division to design, install, and finally operate and maintain the accelerator cooling water, electrical systems and test stands at ESS. The group is also responsible for the design of water-cooling systems for the Neutron Instruments Division.

Main responsibilities

The person will be mainly performing mechanical work, such as minor installations and operation of cooling water systems. Other important tasks are commissioning activities, and maintenance. There are also opportunities to work as installation supervisor, and to support the design engineers. Specialised training will be provided as required.


A key feature is a positive attitude and an interest to interact with colleagues of many different backgrounds and expertise. As technician you will have day-to-day interactions with technicians, engineers, and scientists from other groups within the accelerator division so a general technical interest and eagerness to learn will be appreciated. 

Practical experience from mechanical installations or maintenance from any type of process system is required, for example process plants, water treatment plants or oil & gas industry. It is an advantage if you have had some contact with suppliers of valves, hoses and other process related equipment. 

Experience in operation of process systems is an advantage but with the correct mind set and personality the successful candidate will be able to learn these tasks. 

It is expected that during commissioning, early operations and later in maintenance periods occasional shift work (including nights and weekends) is required. In the normal operation phase scheduled on-call service but no permanent physical presence at site is foreseen during off-business hours.

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 organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. 

Duration & Location

The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. 

Application & Contact

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website or ESS intranet. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply through the intranet.

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  • The deadline for applications is 2018-08-05.

For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process in general, please follow this link

For further information about the position, please contact Utilities & Test Stand Section Leader, Wolfgang Hees, wolfgang.hees[at] For further information regarding the recruitment process for this position, please contact HR Officer, Linda Sima, linda.sima[at] For trade union information please contact Unionen / Michela Dell'Anno Boulton at +46 46 888 30 72 or SACO / Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers/ Riccardo Bevilacqua +46 46 888 32 28. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

The European Spallation Source ERIC, with 15 member- and observer countries, is committed to the goal of collectively building and operating a multi-disciplinary, large-scale research infrastructure based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. The European Spallation Source (ESS), will provide scientists with unique and powerful neutron scattering instruments for the study of a large range of materials – from polymers and pharmaceuticals to membranes and molecules. ESS, hosted by Sweden and Denmark, is being built in Lund in collaboration with European scientists and engineers. ESS will initiate the user programme in 2023 and will have more than 500 employees when in operations. 

ESS aim to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of ability and the requirements of the job, and that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age. 

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