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.

For our MID group we are looking for an

Industrial or precision mechanic (f/m/d) Industriemechaniker oder Feinwerkmechaniker (f/m/d)

  • Assembly and installation of setups as preparation for scientific experiments
  • Manufacturing and installation of precision mechanics
  • Assembly work on vacuum equipment
  • Take part in maintenance tasks of the MID experimental setup
  • Organization and operation of the MID laboratory

  • Certified industrial mechanic or precision mechanic (Industriemechaniker/Feinwerkmechaniker) or equivalent qualification
  • Practical experience with machining (turning and milling)
  • Practical skills with installation and operation of precision mechanics
  • Willingness to learn about vacuum equipment and working in clean environment
  • Craning experience, basic CAD knowledge and pneumatic skills are considered as assets
  • Good communication skills in English speaking, reading, and writing
  • Previous working experience in research and development or in a scientific environment is beneficial

Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting-edge scientific and technical progress and participate in our international networks. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany, this includes for example:

  • family-friendly working environment (e.g. additional childcare days)
  • flexible working times and option for work from home depending on tasks
  • 30 days of vacation, 24th and 31st of December are free as a courtesy of the employer
  • extensive relocation benefits
  • generous company pension scheme (6,45% of monthly salary)
  • monthly social events and subsidized company restaurant
  • partially financed job tickets for public transportation
  • extensive training opportunities incl. subsidized English and German language classes
  • Easy and free access to a mental health platform to support your wellbeing

Our company language is English.

Reference number: T-145

Duration: unlimited