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There is a vacancy for a permanent position as Chief Engineer or Staff Engineer (Operator of manual and CNC machine tools / Mechanical engineer), depending on qualifications, at the the Department of Physics and Technology.
The research in the field of experimental physics performed at the Department is at a high international level. To be able to continue doing this work, we need specialists with a broad and up-to-date technical experience. Among other things, we build instrumentation that is later integrated in satellites, rockets and airplanes. Recently we designed and built a large instrument for measuring X-rays and gamma radiation for the "Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor" mission, which is now installed on the International Space Station. We build similar instruments for airplane flight campaigns over North and Central America. Presently, we are designing and building a space mechanism as a part of the X-ray telescope onboard the SMILE satellite: a joint project between Europe and China, scheduled for launch in 2024. The successful candidate will participate in the design, construction and testing of those and similar types of hardware.
Machining, using manual and CNC lathes and milling machines.
Manufacturing of high precision mechanical components for space.
Participation in the design, development and testing of mechanical solutions for space applications.
Reading drawings, documentation and standards.
Operation of the in-house TVAC chamber
The position will involve travelling
Qualifications and personal attributes:
The applicants must have master's degree, bachelor's degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or similar. Formal education can in some cases be compensated by long and relevant experience combined with relevant courses.
The candidate must be able to work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines. Overtime should be expected whenever required.
Mastering English, both spoken and written, is a must.
The successful candidate must have experience in operating manual and CNC lathes and milling machines.
Experience with CAD and CAM is necessary
Experience with ProE/Creo Parametric and Mechanica is an advantage.
The successful candidate will be working on equipment that is subject to export control in the regulations outlined for "Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)" under U.S. export laws, and the applicant must therefore be compliant with those regulations. Applicants from most European countries and USA are.
The applicant should state if she or he is pursuing the position as Chief Engineer or Staff Engineer or if both position categories are of interest.
We can offer:
Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
Position as Chief Engineer (code 1087), salary at pay grade 53-60 in the state salary scale (NOK 472 00 – 532 300), alternativ as Staff Engineer (code 1085/pay framework 22),with salary pay grade 47-54 (NOK 428 200 – 479 600). For particulary highly qualified applicants, higher salary may be considered.
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Chief of Technical Department Proffesor Kjetil Ullaland, tel. +47 55 58 28 71, Kjetil.Ullaland@uib.no or Senior Engineer Georgi Genov, tel. +47 55 58 29 97, Georgi.Genov@uib.no.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
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The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.