NTNU Senior Engineer job in Mechatronics, Mechanics, Electronics

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU


NTNU Nano Lab has an open permanent position for a senior engineer within cleanroom operations, at Norway – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Senior Engineer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

NTNU NanoLab
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

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Qualification Details

  • Minimum 3 years engineering education (or equivalent competence) within automation, mechatronics, mechanics, electronics or another relevant field is a requirement. Relevant work experience may compensate for formal education.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills. Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language are expected to reach level 3 in NTNU’s Norwegian course within 3 years.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Candidates should have practical experience in maintaining electro-mechanical systems, pumps and valves. We can train the right candidate with the right attitude if need be.
  • Practical experience within low voltage electronics, in particular fault localisation and debugging, is highly desirable.
  • Practical experience from troubleshooting, repair and service of advanced equipment is desirable, especially cleanroom relevant equipment mentioned above.
  • Experience in thin film and dry etch processing is beneficial.
  • Good problem solving and debugging skills.

Personal characteristics 

The successful candidate is practical, service minded and solution oriented and is more comfortable with a wrench than tweezers but uses both. You work in a logical, structured, well organised way and document your work well.  You are committed to continual improvement.  You wish to optimise and develop the cleanroom workflow and process equipment performance and share your knowledge with colleagues, cleanroom users and international networks. You are self-driven and have good co-operation and prioritisation skills.  Personal suitability is of high importance for this position.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

Responsibilities/Job Description

Our new engineer will mainly work in the nanostructuring area of the cleanroom with dry etching and thin film equipment, such as e-beam evaporators, sputters, CAIBE, ICP-RIE and PECVD (all vacuum systems). This includes troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of existing equipment and other supporting laboratory infrastructure such water coolers and pumps as well as procurement and installation of new equipment. Giving instrument training and support to users of the cleanroom will also be an important part of the position. In addition, the position will include administrative tasks and logistics, such as gas handling and orders. Furthermore, the position will contribute to an operator service for nanostructuring and -characterisation, currently developed at NTNU NanoLab.

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Documents Required

The application must contain (decide what needs to be included - remove what does not fit):

  • CV, certificates and diplomas

About the Department

NTNU is the foremost technical university in Norway and is located in Trondheim. NTNU NanoLab is a cleanroom of class 100-10.000 (ISO 5-7) equipped for nanostructuring and –characterisation by physical, chemical and biological methods. The cleanroom is part of a strategic, cross-disciplinary initiative at NTNU to promote and coordinate research in nanoscience, nanotechnology and functional materials. NTNU NanoLab is also part of the Norwegian National Infrastructure for Micro- and Nanofabrication (NorFab) and the European cleanroom consortium EuroNanoLab. The cleanroom is a hands-on infrastructure and is open for students, researchers and industry, independent of their affiliations. The NanoLab is run by a team of nine engineers, two administrative staff and eight part-time PhD candidates.

The engineers of NTNU NanoLab are competence holders for the cleanroom and its instrumentation. We have an international, exciting and positive work environment with good opportunities for both professional and personal development.

The engineers of NTNU NanoLab are competence holders for the cleanroom and its instrumentation. We have an international, exciting and positive work environment with good opportunities for both professional and personal development. We are now looking for a senior engineer to take responsibility for our process equipment for nanostructuring by physical methods.

The position reports to the Director of NTNU NanoLab.

About the Employer: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Note or Other details

Salary and conditions

The position as a senior engineer (overingeniør) (code 1087) you will be remunerated according to the Basic Agreement for the Civil Service, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria's in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

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Contact details

Questions about the position can be directed to Director NTNU NanoLab, Peter Köllensperger (p.kollensperger@ntnu.no) +47 913 70 718 or Head of Laboratory, Ken Roger Ervik (kenr.roger.ervik@ntnu.no ) +47 957 73 410.

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