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Beamline technician for MIRAS and LOREA per al Sincrotró ALBA

ALBA is the Spanish 3-GeV synchrotron radiation facility operated by the Consortium CELLS, which is equally funded by the Catalan Government (Ministeri d'Economia i Competitivitat) and the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament d'Economia i Coneixement). 

The ALBA experiments divisió currently operates seven beamlines and other two have been approved for construction. Details of all beamlines can be found at:


The successful candidate will be responsible during construction and operation phase of the continuous mechanical development and maintenance of beamline s scientific Instrumentation mostly in a high - vacuum (HV ) and ultra high - vacuum ( UHV ) environments . This includes :

  • Design machine small parts with the aid of 3D CAD programari .
  • Produeix and modify small parts in a mechanical workshop .
  • Mechanical assembly and tests of instruments involving motorized high precision mechanics , HV and UHV vacuum systems .
  • Vacuum - related tasks : including pumping vacuum chambers , preparation of bake - outs and testing the system using helium leak detectors and RGAs .
  • Installation of small hydraulic and Pneumatic circuits for cooling and gasos transport at low - medium- and high - pressures .
  • Support in the production of procedures and protocols of action and reports .
  • Maintain the appropriate beamline together with the rest of the beamline team .
  • Give technical assistance to the users of the beamline in the set- up and running of experiments , in collaboration with the scientific staff .


The candidate should hold a technical degree or demonstrable equivalent experience . The working language at ALBA is English . A good level of English both written and spoken is required .

Requirements :

  • Machining skills . ( Lathe , Milling machine )
  • Ability to understand mechanical drawings .
  • Ability to execute accurately Assembling tasks .
  • Practical experience with 3D CAD programari .
  • Basic Computer skills . (email , word processing programari, spreadsheet programari )

assets :

  • Experience in vacuum technology is highly desirable .
  • Experience working at large scientific facilities is desirable .
  • Experience in cryogenics is an asset .
  • Good interpersonal skills , adaptability to a multidisciplinary environment , sense of responsibility and capabilities to work in a group , as well as to work independently for some periods of time .

Period: Due to a Catalan current regulation , the contract will be for three years , including a test Període of six months . This position could be permanent es soon as it becomes possible .

salary: Yearly gross salary in the range 24,000-27,000 Euros , according to Qualification and experience .


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