Electronic Technician

Employer: Europen Southern Observatory
Job location
Garching near Munich
Job term
Full-time position
Job closing date

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• High end soldering work, board population and repair, professional cabinet construction, reliable cable confection, maintain suppliers contacts and manage internal procurement processes;

• Assembling, testing and commissioning of electronic components and smaller sub-systems;  

• Providing feedback from the manufacturing process towards the design engineer 

• Using ESO’s electronic CAD tools;  • Sharing the responsibility for the As-Build documentation with the design engineer; 

• Organising stock-keeping of the Electronic Workshop.

Key Competences and Experience:  Required Competences and Experience:
• A minimum of three years of professional experience in the area of industrial automation manufacturing;

• Hands-on experience in cabinet assembly including electronics, mechanics and cabling; • Hands-on experience in high-end soldering including 0402, SOT663 SMD and BGA type components and the reworking of those;

• Solid experience in cable manufacturing and assembly of connectors of up to 100 pins;

• Ability to prepare the procurement, manufacturing and testing of electronic components based on CAD schematics;

• Ability to coordinate activeties with external suppliers and manufacturers;

• Use of standard laboratory test equipment e.g. multimeter, oscilloscope, power supplies and thermal cameras;  

• Knowledge in and experience with design tools like e.g. EPlan and or Altium Designer;

• Ability to provide feedback to the engineers in terms of design and manufacturing;

• A proactive, open and professional attitude and a team-player mentality;

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  
Desirable Competences and Experience:
• Software Skills in Python, Java or C/C++;

• Experience with the Assembly and Integration of optical fibers;

• Understanding of cooling systems for electronic assemblies;

• Autonomously small unit design and manufacturing.

State-certified technician, apprenticeship in the electrical field or equivalent educational level.
Language skills:
The position requires a good command of English (written and spoken). German and Spanish would be an asset.


How to apply:

If you are interested in working in areas of frontline science and technology and in a stimulating international environment, please visit http://www.eso.org for further details.
Applicants are invited to apply online at http://jobs.eso.org/. Applications must be completed in English and should include a motivation letter and CV. Within your CV, please provide the names and contact details of three persons familiar with your work and willing to provide a recommendation letter upon request. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.