General-purpose Mechanical Technician (M/F)


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Job Description

Qualifications and experience:

We are looking for someone with a vocational training certificate in mechanics (or equivalent qualification), and significant experience in the assembly and maintenance of mechanical components.

You should also have several years of experience in the use of lifting and load handling equipment (fork lift, overhead/gantry cranes).

You will need to be well organised, with a sense of teamwork and an ability to work independently.

You should be known for your service-oriented attitude (when dealing with internal and external customers), your capacity to solve problems on-the-go (adapting the available tools and lifting devices), and your clarity, reactivity and reliability.

You must be meticulous in your work and attentive to the safety of equipment and staff. You are able to take initiative while complying with regulatory requirements.

Language skills:

As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.

This post is permanent.

You must be medically fit for work under ionising radiation.


Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).

How to apply:

Please submit your application on line, no later than 1.05.2016, via our website: (vacancy reference:16/20).


This is a post within the Test Hall of the ILL's Mechanical Service of the Experimental Halls. You will be part of the team of ten responsible for the assembly and maintenance of the ILL's experimental instruments. You will have the following duties: Precision handling of loads and assemblies, using the overhead crane and other lifting and handling equipment Assembly and installation of mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies on the instruments and neutron beam facilities Maintenance, repairs and trouble-shooting on the experimental instruments Preparatory operations: checking of parts (quantity and quality), study of plans, and preparation/improvisation of tools and resources Production of parts as required using machine tools. You may also be required to collaborate with the instrument teams on the maintenance and operation of their installations. You could be required to join the service's on-call duty system.

About Us

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, and founded by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, is Europe's leading neutron science facility. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 experimental stations (known as “instruments”). The Institute welcomes 2000 visiting scientists every year to carry out world-class research. The Projects and Techniques Division, which is responsible for the development of the ILL's instruments and for technical support, currently has a vacancy for a:

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