Machining Technician

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You will join a team of 8 persons who perform the assembly of precision instruments and the machining of mechanical components.

Your primary tasks will be:

  • Machining of components using conventional or digital tooling machines,
  • Processing of subcontracted components,
  • Maintenance of two self-service mechanical workshops.

These tasks involve the following:

  • Analysis of mechanical drawings,
  • Manufacture of complex components using lathes and milling machines,
  • Organisation and rigourous classification of tooling stocks,
  • Preparation and follow-up of parts sent for machining by subcontractors,
  • Ensure the maintenance and give advice on the safe operation of two self-service workshops.


  • You should hold a Technical/Academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent diploma worth at least 120 ECTS) in mechanics and production or an equivalent professional diploma in mechanics,
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar domain,
  • Ability to understand mechanical drawings,
  • Total autonomy using lathes and milling machines for the manufacture of complex components,
  • Experience using CN Heidenhain, Siemens and Mastercam CAM,
  • Good knowledge of metrology processes,
  • Rigor and attention to detail for manual tasks,
  • Any experience in the preparation of quotations is also appreciated,
  • Ability to explain and advise users of self-service machines,
  • Familiarity with standard IT packages (Word, Excel, Solidworks),
  • Autonomy, methodology and rigorous approach to work.
  • Basic understanding of English (English is the working language at ESRF)


Permanent position.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your quality of life and your installation in the Grenoble area when relocation is needed.

The monthly salary may be complemented by additional allowances upon eligibility (expatriation allowance, etc.).

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