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Survey Technician


Meyrin, 1217
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As a Survey Technician in the EN-SMM-ASG Section, you will be part of the team in charge of metrology and alignment of CERN Accelerator components.


In this role you will:


  • Align all types of magnets in the CERN accelerator complex, in particular in the LHC long straight sections (LSS), write the corresponding survey reports and manage relevant documentation.
  • Perform metrology measurements at all stages during assembly of accelerator components using laser trackers.
  • Give feedback in order to improve and optimise related survey procedures, methods and software.
  • Perform "as built" measurements of tunnels and buildings using laser scanners.
  • Ensure availability and proper functioning of the instrumentation and software provided to a sub-contractor and follow-up on the work done, including the data processing.
  • Determine Geodetic Network points using GPS.
  • Calibrate the Electronic Distance Measurers (EDM).


Qualification required

Higher technical diploma in the field of survey or topographical technician diploma in the domain of survey and geodesy, or equivalent.


The experience required for this post is:

  • Initial experience in the domain of high accuracy geodetic metrology.


 The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Use of high accuracy survey instruments (theodolites, total stations, optical & digital levers).
  • Laser tracker measurements: basic knowledge.
  • Basic use of standard compensation software.
  • Laser scanning: basic use of instruments and software.
  • Use of Office software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


The behavioural competencies required for this post are:

  • Working in teams: working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities.
  • Demonstrating accountability: taking responsibility for own actions and decisions.
  • Communicating effectively: expressing opinions, ideas and suggestions with conviction and in a logical/structured manner; keeping to the point; ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented.


The language competencies required are:

  • Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language (or willingness to learn it) in routine situations.