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Laboratory Electrical Systems Technician

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Other Engineering
Delft, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

Would you like to help enable the energy transition and work on the power grid of the future? Support pioneering research in Electrical Sustainable Power (ESP) laboratory with high-voltage experiments as a Laboratory Electrical Systems Technician.

Job description

The researchers at TU Delft’s High Voltage Technologies (HVT) group aim to accelerate the energy transition, for which we need a smart, safe and robust hybrid AC/DC power grid. The research we conduct is focused on high-voltage materials, components and testing for large-scale grid integration of renewables. As a Laboratory Electrical Systems Technician at the ESP laboratory you will be at the heart of our research, supporting our PhD and Master students with their projects.

You will be responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical equipment within a laboratory setting. Next to that you will be the installation responsible for parts of the electrical installation in the laboratory. This role ensures that electrical systems are operational, safe, and in compliance with relevant regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

Installation and Maintenance:

  • Install, maintain, and repair electrical systems, including wiring, circuits, and distribution boards.
  • Ensure that electrical equipment and systems are in good working order.

Safety Compliance:

  • Adhere to safety standards and regulations to maintain a safe laboratory environment.
  • Regularly inspect electrical systems for potential hazards and take corrective actions.

Troubleshooting and Repairs:

  • Diagnose electrical problems and faults.
  • Conduct repairs or recommend replacement of faulty equipment, wiring, or components.

Instrumentation Support:

  • Assist in the installation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment that require electrical connections.

Emergency Response:

  • Be prepared to respond to electrical emergencies, such as power outages or electrical fires, and take appropriate actions to restore power or ensure safety.

Documentation:

  • Maintain records of all electrical work, repairs, and inspections.
  • Keep updated documentation of electrical systems and equipment.

Collaboration:

  • Work with other laboratory personnel, including researchers, scientists, and engineers, to understand their electrical requirements and provide support.

Upgrades and Improvements:

  • Identify opportunities for electrical system upgrades or improvements to enhance laboratory capabilities and safety. 

The High Voltage Lab is part of the Electrical Sustainable Power (ESP) Lab. You’ll be joining our internationally diverse and growing team of highly-skilled lab technicians. Specialised in different technologies, we collaborate closely, regularly discuss technical challenges and help each other. We share a drive to take on and enable new research geared to the transition to renewable energy, while securing the safety of all lab users and staff. Together, we’re responsible for the research equipment and infrastructure of our lab. Fostering an open and friendly atmosphere, we welcome your ideas and will give you all the support you need.

Requirements

  • A BSc (MBO+/HBO) electrical engineering background is a strict requirement;
  • Knowledge of electrical codes and regulations (NEN3140, NEN3840);
  • Understanding of laboratory safety protocols and guidelines;
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills;
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team;
  • Experience in a laboratory or research environment is beneficial;
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite for this position.

Conditions of employment

  • Depending on you knowledge and experience, a salary based on scale 10 (€ 3.226,- - € 5.090,-) of the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • 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.

TU Delft (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!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Additional information

We offer a one-year contract for 38 hours a week (1fte), which we hope to convert into a permanent contract.

If you would like to have more information about this vacancy, please contact Sandra Dordevic, head of the ESP Laboratory, a.dordevic@tudelft.nl, +31 (0)15 27 83279.

For information about the application procedure, please contact Sharmila Rattansingh, Management Assistant, S.Rattansingh@tudelft.nl, +31 (0)15 27 87376.      

Application procedure

Are you our new electronic design technician? Please apply before November 26, 2023, via the application button and upload the following documents:

  1. your CV with a list of (academic and/or industry) references that we can contact, if available; and
  2. a cover letter that details your motivation and fit to the job requirements. The motivation letter can be addressed to A. Dordevic.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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