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Electromechanical Engineer

  • work out the conceptual and detailed design
  • master of Science degree in (electro)mechanical engineering
  • experience with 3D modelling
  • experience in producing P&IDs and technical drawings
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Design our medical isotopes collector station!

SCK•CEN is developing the multi-purpose irradiation facility MYRRHA, a flexible fast-spectrum research infrastructure conceived as an Accelerator Driven System (ADS). It consists of a 600 MeV proton linear accelerator (linac), which drives a lead-bismuth cooled sub-critical reactor. According to MYRRHA’s phased implementation plan, a first facility will be constructed at SCK•CEN in Mol, composed of a 100 MeV proton linac coupled to a Proton Target Facility (MINERVA project). This facility contains an Isotope Separation On-Line (ISOL) target station for fundamental research and the production of medical radioisotopes as well as a target station for research into fusion materials.
Within the scope of this project, the MINERVA Design & Build institute (MDB) is looking for an Electromechanical Engineer to join the MINERVA target facilities (MTF) group, which is responsible for designing and building the Proton Target Facility (PTF), which houses the ISOL system, and the Fusion Target Station (FTS) for irradiation of fusion-relevant materials.
You will work within the MTF team and have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • working out the conceptual and detailed design of the medical isotopes collector station, thereby interacting closely with the NURA project team (responsible for the development of a facility for research into and processing of medical radioisotopes on the SCK•CEN site)
  • coordinating the production of construction drawings and the procurement, manufacturing and installation of the medical isotopes collector station components
  • contributing to the (electro)mechanical design of the PTF modules housing the ISOL system components and to their interface with the facility’s remote handling system
  • assisting in the prototyping and procurement programme and in the manufacturing/installation follow-up of the PTF modules
  • contributing to the integration of the above-mentioned systems within the PTF, managing the different interfaces with the other systems and teams
  • providing the necessary input for facility licensing

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • a Master of Science degree in (electro)mechanical engineering or a similar degree
  • experience with detailed mechanical designs of nuclear components
  • experience with 3D modelling in CREO, Autodesk Inventor or an equivalent programme
  • experience in producing P&IDs and technical drawings
  • professional experience within a nuclear facility
  • good communication and coordination skills
  • the ability to draw up technical specifications and reports in English
  • knowledge of GMP guidelines for radiopharmaceutical products and experience with target facilities are extra assets
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills and good oral and written reporting skills
  • Eager to learn and able to work independently
  • Pragmatic, result-driven and project-oriented


Tomas Sergooris
tomas.sergooris [at]