Junior Mechanical Engineer

Application deadline:

Publication Date: 01/05/2020
Closing Date: 22/05/2020

Job Reference: 2020TEC001

Who we are:
IFAE is the Institute for High Energy Physics (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies) a member of the Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology. At IFAE we conduct experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics, namely in Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Applied medical Physics. We are involved in the ATLAS project at the LHC at CERN, the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan, the MAGIC telescopes in La Palma, and the Dark Energy Survey project in Chile, the ESA Euclid satellite and the VIRGO Gravitational Waves experiment, among other. We also work at the cutting edge of detector technology developing pixel detectors for High Energy Physics, telescope cameras and detectors for medical imaging and other scientific and industrial fields.

What we are looking for:

    Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    Minimum 3 years experience in a similar position (in any sector)Experience in project management
    Used to create and update Gantt charts
    Ability to grasp core requirements, absorb new ideas, and extrapolate novel solutions.
    Main skills or attitudes: meticulous, organized, proactive and motivated for research
    Fluent in English
    Experience with CAD/CAE (Solidworks)
    Having experience in the automotive industry will be an advantage.

What will be your role:
You will be working together with the team of Senior Mechanical Engineers under the supervision of the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at IFAE. Our department works together with other IFAE technical departments such as: software engineering, electronics engineering, electronics lab, mechanical workshop and instrumentation engineering.

What will be your responsibilities:

    Coordinate and monitor the project's tasks.
    Follow up, update, and assure project schedule.
    Project cost monitoring.
    Report to senior engineers about the project status, schedule, cost.
    Create project documentation.
    Promote internal coordination engineering meetings.
    Make purchase orders, material reception.
    Follow up tasks assigned to our mechanical workshop.
    At some point, depending on the needs, might be required some design assistance.

What we offer:

    1 position.
    Temporary contract of 3 years (1 + 2 years), extendable depending on the requirements of the current/new project. It will be established a trial period of 6 months.
    Flexible schedule.
    Work with very interesting science experimental projects (scientific instrumentation, detectors, satellites systems, telescope systems, small
    Opportunity to gain engineering experience learning first-hand about: exotic materials, cryogenics, vacuum, manufacturing techniques...
    Personal growth, innovation, and learning every day.
    The salary range is between 26k€ - 27k€ and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The selection process:
Applications should be submitted through both Linkedin web and to jobs@ifae.es indicating the Job Reference 2020TEC001 and they should include a cover letter and CV.  Sending CVs to the above address implies consent to the legal warning at the bottom of IFAE's Home Page.

The application deadline is May 22nd. The selection process will be finished no later than the 5th of June. Approximate incorporation at IFAE will be the 6th of July 2020.

You may contact Juli Mundet for any questions related to this job opening.

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.