Automation Technician - Motion Control

European Spallation Source ERIC · Lund


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The European Spallation Source, ESS, a partnership of European countries, is hiring motivated and inspired people to design, construct and operate the world's most powerful neutron source. We seek ambitious, talented people in different fields who are excited about playing a part in the future of science in Europe. ESS can offer a variety of things, such as passionate and international colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging, exciting and high paced work environment. We value and need expertise, innovative minds and great ways of leading and interacting with people from all over the world. Come and change the world with us! ESS is now looking for an Automation Technician for the Motion Control & Automation Group (MCAG) organised within the Science Directorate. The MCAG is responsible for deploying PLC motion control systems for Neutron Scattering Instruments.. Job description The successful candidate will join the Motion Control & Automation (MCA) Group in their commitment to support the construction and operation of Neutron Instruments. Your main areas of responsibilities as an Automation Technician will be to: *Support the design engineering efforts of the MCA Group with practical competence in automation components selection, cabling and electrical drawings *Construction of prototype and test control crates and cabinets to be delivered to the instrument projects: electrical drawings, cabinet building, wiring and testing *Construction of customized test hardware to support the motion control related parts of the Factory Acceptance Tests at the suppliers of instrument and control systems. *Guide and supervise contractors, suppliers and in-kind partners personnel in building and installing motion control cabinets and cables on the Neutron Instrument according to ESS standards; support the commissioning *Schedule and perform regular maintenance and service on Neutron Instruments in the operation phase; first contact for Instrument teams for troubleshooting, repair and maintenance. *Responsible for MCA labs and workshops: plan and supervise installation and furnishing, perform regular safety checks and organise constant consumables and spare parts flow On-call and shift work on weekends will most likely be part of the role to some extent. Qualifications The successful candidate will have: *Profound and certified professional education in the field of Automation Technology (Electronics Technician, Industrial Electrician or similar certified professions); an additional certified Engineering School / Technical College qualification is a plus. *10+ years of practical experience in cabinet building and setting up automation control systems including installation, cabling according to wiring diagrams and testing; experience in termination of small signal cables with crimping and soldering connectors. *Knowledge of wiring diagram software preferably ePlan. *Knowledge of national and international norms, standards and best practices for cabling and installation. *Experience in the design and programming of PLCs and motion control systems preferably for scientific large-scale user facilities and the knowledge of Beckhoff TwinCAT or another PLC Open system is a plus. *Knowledge in machine safety (EN ISO 13849 and other relevant standards) is a plus. *Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage We truly believe that you are a very practical person, but preferably also with understanding in design processes. You are service-minded, collaborative and responsible, and have good organisational skills. You should be self-motivated and driven, and be used to deliver according to deadlines. Writing and documenting your work comes naturally to you. It is important that you feel comfortable working in an international environment and interacting with people from different backgrounds. Duration & Location The position is a permanent position with a 6 months probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Start date The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Application & Contact Please provide your curriculum vitae in English by clicking on "apply" and follow the instructions. Please note that we only accept applications via the ESS website. The deadline for applications is August 30th 2020. For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please follow this link For further information regarding the position, please contact the Recruiting Manager, Thomas Gahl, Group Leader of Motion Control & Automation, thomas.gahl[at] For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Tina Nilsson, tina.nilsson[at] For trade union information please contact Unionen / Conny Wendt at +46 46 888 34 63 or SACO / Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers/ Riccardo Bevilacqua at +46 46 888 32 28. We look forward to receiving your application!

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