We are looking to recruit a

Electrical Installation Technician

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You would like to contribute to the energy transition in Germany through your work? Then the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen - Nuremberg (HI ERN) is the right place for you! HI ERN is an institute division of Forschungszentrum Jülich (IEK-11) and forms the core of a close partnership between Forschungszentrum Jülich, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. In the department High Throughput Methods in Photovoltaics we develop innovative processes and technologies for photovoltaics.

Institute issuing the offer
IEK-11
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2023-324

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
  • Collaboration in the organisation of the work steps of the electrical laboratory



Your Profile:

  • Successfully completed training as an electrical systems fitter, mechatronics technician or comparable training with electrotechnical focus
  • You 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:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • 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 young team of motivated scientists, technicians and engineers.
  • Promotion of professional development through various advanced training programs.
  • 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.
  • Various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service


We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is initially for a fixed term of 2 years, with possible long-term prospects. Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to them.

Place of employment: Erlangen

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible.

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Questions about the offer?

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Last Modified: 12.06.2024