Mechanical Vacuum Technician

ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Mechanical Vacuum Technician

ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Grenoble, France


The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.


The Vacuum Group provides services the ESRF accelerators and beamlines. Its responsibilities encompass a broad range of support. Join our dynamic team and play a key role in overseeing the vacuum systems across the entire complex of accelerators and ESRF beamlines. Your main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Conducting performance analyses to optimize systems;
  • Performing regular maintenance and repairs;
  • Undertaking projects to improve vacuum efficiency;
  • Assembling and testing vacuum chambers to precise specifications;
  • Modifying installations and troubleshooting;
  • Collaborating with teams for installation and providing technical support;
  • Cleaning and preparing components for vacuum exposure;
  • Documenting procedures and results accurately;
  • Participating in routine and emergency maintenance, with mandatory standby;
  • Developing and implementing innovative technologies and repair techniques.


  • Technical degree in Mechanical Construction or Metrology (BSc, Licence, HND, HNC, BTS, DUT, Bachelor, Meister, Vordiplom, Perito, Laurea Triennale, Diplomatura, lngenieria Tecnica or equivalent) with a minimum 120 ECTS);
  • At least five years of professional experience in the machining, assembly and testing mechanical components;
  • Proficiency in PC use and standard office software;
  • TIG welding experience is preferred with knowledge of high/ultra-high vacuum practice considered a plus;
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn about vacuum and UHV systems;
  • Knowledge of electrical heating and electrical safety is an advantage.

Personal skills:

  • Strong aptitude for teamwork;
  • Efficient in planning and organisation;
  • Communication and service oriented attitude;
  • Adaptability, autonomous with a proactive attitude;
  • Skilled in analytical thinking and problem-solving aptitude;
  • Basic proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF).


Permanent contract.

The salary will be calculated on the basis of relevant qualifications and professional experience.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!

What we offer:

  1. Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries;
  2. Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges;
  3. Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe's Green Capital 2022;
  4. Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life;
  5. Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble.

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The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

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