Technician for the development of superconducting magnets

Your tasks

You are responsible for the process development in the production of innovative superconducting magnets and push this forward independently and in a team with engineers. The process includes the precision winding of coils and their heat treatment in high-temperature furnaces, as well as vacuum pressure impregnation with waxes and resins and coating processes with heat-resistant insulators. Other technical tasks including coil instrumentation with mechanical, thermal, electrical and acoustic sensors, the use of 3D scanning metrology, or the precision assembly of the coils in mechanical structures using hydraulic presses and automatic welding machines.

Your profile

  • You have successfully completed mechanical vocational training and have completed a further training at a higher technical college
  • Ideally, you have already been able to gain some practical experience, ideally in a research or development environment
  • You are eager to learn and motivated to familiarise yourself with a broad range of topics and to advance our exciting project with enthusiasm
  • You communicate confidently in English, are willing to learn German and appreciate the exchange in an interdisciplinary and international team

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure. 

This is a fixed‐term position. The employment contract will be limited for 2.5 years.

For further information, please contact contact Dr Bernhard Auchmann, phone +41 56 310 30 26 or Dr Stéphane Sanfilippo, Tel. +41 56 310 41 11.

Please submit your application online by 1 June 2023 for the position as a Technician for the development of superconducting magnets (index no. 8433-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Anna Fechtig, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland