Technician with superior troubleshooting abilities

DTU Danchip
torsdag 24 jan 19

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DTU Nanolab, a core facility at the technical University of Denmark, is looking for a skilled technician for our suite of Electron Microscopes and Focused Ion Beam equipment. We need a new colleague who can help us keep tools online so that students and researchers can work on understanding the world on the nano scale.

The successful applicant must haves a proven background in troubleshooting, maintenance and operation of electron microscopes/focused ion beam or equivalent types of equipment with an emphasis on mechatronics maintenance skills. Our tools combine many different areas, such as vacuum technology, x-rays, high tension (300 kV), low currents (pico amps), high-speed data transfer (Gbit/s) as well as gas handling of toxic gasses and cryogenic temperatures (liquid nitrogen) – that means that you must be able to navigate safely with complicated tools possibly with complicated problems.

DTU Nanolab’s characterization section houses electron microscopes in a high specification building. The building was constructed to provide the very best possible operating conditions for the instruments; these include one Dual-Beam, four SEMs, two Titan aberration-corrected TEMs and two conventional Tecnai TEMs.

You will report to the technical manager and work as a part of a dynamic technical team. The team forms the core technical staff of the section and is responsible for tools being operational as well as providing new users training on microscope operation and basic techniques.

Primary areas of responsibility
Act as a primary maintenance technician for a number of tools, which includes: 

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, install and upgrade equipment including SEM, TEM, FIB and sample preparation tools
  • Operate and maintain cryogenic attachments
  • Become sufficiently capable in operating equipment for the purpose of troubleshooting and instructing users
  • Communicate/liaise with national and international suppliers
  • Assist the technical manager with the organization and up-keep of the microscope booking systems and equipment logging
  • Assist in the design, installation and upkeep of installations
  • Be involved in keeping a safe workplace for all that work at the facility
Terms of employment 
The appointment will be based on either the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), the OAO-collective agreement and HK/Stat or Håndværkere i staten (Craftsmen), the organizational agreement Assistant engineers and research technicians at research institutions, etc., research technicians at Risø, etc. or other relevant agreement.

The position is permanent and full-time (37 hours per week).

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 22 February 2019 (local time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application (in English), CV and exam certificates.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact
technical manager Adam fuller, / +45 4525 6472.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and
scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.