Lab technician measurement, control technology

Lab technician measurement, control technology

Published Deadline Location
23 May 24 Jun Delft

Job description

For their research, professors, PhD- and master-students, and postdocs use our high-quality Macro Mechanics Lab, that is part of the department of Engineering Structures. Our researchers are at the forefront of developing entirely new, sustainable materials, structures, and infrastructures. Applications range from offshore wind farms and bridges to road construction and railways. As a lab technician at TU Delft, you enable their research with unique setups and expert guidance and advice.

The varied and ever-evolving research demands custom-made setups with the most advanced equipment. Setups can be as large as a complete house wall, for experiments focused on earthquakes in Groningen. And what about testing forces on anchor cables for offshore platforms? Within such multidisciplinary projects, you take the lead in the measurement, control, and control technology of the setups. Based on the needs of the researchers, you design, build, and test the setups. In complex experiments and safety risks, you also conduct experiments in collaboration with the researcher. Additionally, you instruct users on the safe use and operation of the setups and mentor master-students.

Your home base is the internationally diverse and multidisciplinary team of 14 lab technicians. In our team, you play an important role in our shared goal: optimizing the Macro Mechanics Lab with the latest technology for high-quality and safe research. Naturally, you maintain and update your measuring equipment and software. You also learn all about the latest techniques and apply them in your projects. Our disciplines are complementary, and we learn a lot from each other by regularly exchanging knowledge and ideas. You willl find an open, informal atmosphere with us and get a lot of space and flexibility for your education and development. We help each other with the challenges that come with working with the latest technologies. And we appreciate your initiatives!

The Engineering Structures department focuses on developing resilient, smart, and sustainable structures and infrastructure. Our goal is to meet societal demands in transport, energy transition, and sustainable reuse of structures and materials. Research themes include the dynamics of structures, material mechanics related to climate change, modeling and design of railway systems, multiscale modeling of road materials and structures, material reuse, construction and component assessment methods, smart monitoring techniques, design methods, replacement and renovation of civil infrastructure, and development of new materials and maintenance techniques. Our unique Macro Mechanics Laboratory facilities support large-scale tests, monitoring, and modeling of structures to facilitate the implementation of innovations. The department delivers both groundbreaking research and high-quality education for bachelor's and master's students. As a team, we represent various backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We promote an inclusive culture because our combined identities, attitudes, and ambitions broaden our perspective and make us stronger.

Read more about the Macro Mechanics Lab of the Engineering Structures department.     

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

  • You have a bachelor's degree (HBO) in mechatronics or another relevant field. If you do not yet have sufficient knowledge of solid mechanics, you will quickly learn what you need for your work.
  • You have practical knowledge of programming PID controllers and PLCs.
  • You are familiar with various types of laboratory analyses and field measurements.
  • Your communication and social skills help you in your interactions with researchers and direct colleagues. You also manage expectations, ensuring experiments are realistic.
  • You enjoy brainstorming with researchers and applying your enthusiasm and technical knowledge to setups that have not been designed before.
  • You take initiative to further improve research in our lab and introduce new techniques, with a focus on safety.
  • You speak and write Dutch and English proficiently.

If you have a strong background in measurement, control, and automation engineering and believe this position suits you perfectly but you do not yet meet all the requirements, we would still like to meet you, as you can also learn on the job with us.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 jaar.

  • Duration of contract is 1 year with prospect of permanent.
  • A job of 32-40 hours per week.
  • A salary based on scale 9 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of €3.377 and a maximum of €4.640 gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource availability, urbanisation and clean water. Our research projects are conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced of the importance of open science and supports its scientists in integrating open science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Sergio Sanchez Gomez, Laboratory Head of Engineering Structures, at s.sanchezgomez-1@tudelft.nl or 06-12687327.

Specifications

  • Technical and laboratory
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3377—€4640 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • TUD05370

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 24 June 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 24 June 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Make sure to apply no later than 24 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).