CAD Technician

Entry from the 20.10.2023
Position number 116431
Job vacancy: From now on


This is an excellent opportunity for professionals in the early stages of their career. The successful candidate will work in the ESO matrix structure serving various projects and fulfilling tasks received from engineering stakeholders. They will be assigned to the Instruments and Cryogenic Systems Group in the Mechanical Engineering Department supporting ESO's ELT, VLT and ALMA programmes with preparing technical documentation and assisting computer-aided design (CAD) processes.

The CAD Technician will be involved in project teams working on designing instrumentation, machinery, infrastructure, and sub-units for ESO's telescopes. They will create technical drawings and will provide support to mechanical design, construction and professional data management.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
*Preparing 2D/3D drawings, assemblies and models using Autodesk's Design & Manufacturing (Inventor, Navisworks Manage) and Architecture Engineering & Construction (AutoCAD, Revit) software tools;
*Support project teams for creating concept designs, detailed designs, technical drawings and parts lists;
*Documentation and professional management of CAD data;
*Aiding design engineers;
Reports to:
Head of the Instruments and Cryogenic Systems Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Key Competences and Experience:
Essential Competences and Experience
*Proven experience in commanding a state-of-the-art 3D CAD software;
*Familiarity with design and draughting standards;
*Proficiency in using professional CAD data management systems;
*Understanding of European technical drawing norms, guidelines and conventions.
Desirable Competences and Experience
*At least two years draughting and design focused experience;
*Inventor/Vault and or Revit essentials;
*Understanding in Building Information Management (BIM) for construction.
Qualification as CAD technician, draughtsperson, technical draughter or equivalent.
Language skills:
Basic commanding of the English language - oral, reading and writing - is essential. Knowledge of German and or Spanish would be an advantage.

Job type/category
  • Fixed-term position
Field of study preferred
  • Other
    Other fields of study
Favored career stage
  • Job experience > 2 years
  • Bayern
  • Design & art
Language at workplace
  • German and english
Type of company
  • Scientific institution
Home office
  • Homeoffice possible


ESO Human Resources
Company address

European Southern Observatory
Karl-Schwarzschildstraße 2
85748 Garching bei München
Telefon: 089/320060

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