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Advertising division: IEK-11 - Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg Renewable Energy Production
Reference number: 2019-391


The "Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies" (HI ERN) is as IEK-11 a branch office of the „Forschungszentrum Jülich“. The institute collaborates closely with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. The research of HI ERN is focused on innovative materials and processes for photovoltaic energy systems and hydrogen as a storage and carrier medium for a CO2-neutral energy supply. More information about HI-ERN can be found at

The successful candidate will be part of the research unit “High-Throughput Methods for Photovoltaics” of HI ERN. The teams within this research unit focus on the development of high-throughput methods for materials development, production and system characterization in the field of photovoltaics in order to enable the deployment of photovoltaics (PV) on the Multi-Terawatt-scale. This position will be part of the group “High-Throughput Characterization and Modelling for PV.

We are looking to recruit as soon as possible a

Qualified Electrician

Your Job:

  • Installation, maintenance and repair of PV systems for research purposes
  • Electrical and mechanical maintenance of laboratory test benches
  • Independent commissioning of test benches and PV systems
  • Support of scientists in the design and construction of research equipment
  • Assessment and Acceptance of the operational safety of electrical systems for research operation
  • Support in the operation of the research building, materials management and occupational safety
  • Definition of work steps and organisation of the electrical laboratory

Your Profile:

  • Successfully completed training as an electrical installation technician, mechatronics technician, electrician or comparable training
  • Enjoy the development and construction of new test setups and new technologies
  • Good technical and organizational skills
  • Experience in circuit design and programming is a plus
  • Experience in handling drones is a plus
  • Good computer skills
  • Personal initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Good cooperation and communication skills as well as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • Basic knowledge of English

Our Offer:

  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with a very good infrastructure located directly at the technical faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • An international and interdisciplinary working environment
  • Exciting research topics in one of the most relevant and interdisciplinary topics in the field of renewable energies
  • Insight into various specialty areas from materials science to electrical engineering, as well as the opportunity to gain experience in these fields
  • Accompaniment of projects from the planning phase, construction and commissioning to operation and maintenance
  • The opportunity to work in a team of motivated scientists, technicians and engineers
  • Promotion of professional development through various advanced training programs
  • The possibility of part-time employment with flexible working time models between 50%-100%
  • Various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • Limited for 2 Jahre years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade EG6 TVöD-Bund

Place of employment: Erlangen

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.