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Mechanical Integration Engineer (f/m/d)

Posted on Nov 24, 2019 by European XFEL GmbH

Schenefeld, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Research
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques. Early user operation started in September 2017.

For our MID Group, we are looking for a

Mechanical Integration Engineer (f/m/d)


You'll be responsible for the installation and integration of the forthcoming X-ray split-delay line (SDL).

This involves:

  • ensuring mechanical compatibility of the SDL with the general beamline components
  • ensuring electrical and vacuum (UHV) compatibility of the SDL with MID's standards
  • verifying the motion systems of the SDL
  • Co-responsibility for technical commissioning and beam commissioning of the SDL
  • responsibility for upgrade of SDL beam-splitters to diamond crystals by designing of suitable crystal holders
  • depending on qualifications, contribution to the control system required for operating the SDL

For the installation and integration there will be close interaction with colleagues at the Max-Born-Institute in Berlin that has designed and built the SDL together with the MID group.


  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Experience with CAD design and motion control is required
  • Experience with ultra-high vacuum (UHV) and scientific instrumentation is an asset
  • Experience with X-ray optics and Beckhoff PLC is an advantage

Become part of a vibrant international and multicultural team of scientists, engineers, technical, and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust-based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition, European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, a subsidized job-ticket for the local public transportation system, as well as our brand-new company restaurant BeamStop. The European XFEL GmbH employs a diverse, broadly international staff. Non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

Reference number: E-234

Duration: The appointment is limited to 2 years.

Reference: 801559378

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