Electronics Technician
Lower Austria, Austria
vor 4 Tg.

Organizational Setting

The Department of Management (MT) provides a platform of services’ that serves as a foundation for the successful delivery of the IAEA’s scientific and technical programmes.

Its mission statement is as follows : MT is a partner and a business enabler that champions change and efficiency, leveraging a common purpose .

Thus, among other support activities, it assists a scientific manager in recruiting the right expert, helps a technical officer coordinate the purchase of radiation equipment, and ensures that all Board documents are translated and distributed on a timely basis to Member States.

The Department of Management’s Division of General Services (MTGS) provides support functions to the IAEA through its five Sections, namely the Archives and Records Section (ARMS), the Commissary Management Section (CMS), the Facilities Management Section (FMS), the Transport and General Support Section (TGSS), and the Seibersdorf Complex Management Section (SCMS).

Among the five Sections, the Seibersdorf Complex Management Section (SCMS) provides site operation technical and administrative services to the work of the IAEA’s laboratories.

SCMS services include facilities, technical, engineering, property and transport management, and site security through its management of the Seibersdorf Protective Force (SPF) .

The Section has a diverse complement of 35 staff, including technicians, drivers, procurement assistants and IT support.

The armed SPF provides around-the-clock security for the site.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Supervisor (Technical Support Group), Facilities Management and Engineering Unit, the Electronics Technician (MT) ensures the proper functioning of all highly sophisticated electronic systems, such as those found in Clean Laboratories or in radiation controlled, bio-

hazardous Laboratories. He / she will further be involved in preventive maintenance initiatives and the upgrading of all laboratory electrical standard installations.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Maintain, repair and upgrade electronic equipment, under the guidance and supervision of the Supervisor, Technical Support Group.
  • Check the operation and condition of equipment and systems for fault location, repairing various equipment and systems and a multitude of other high-
  • precision electronic components.

  • Monitor and co-ordinate with contracting firms, ensuring work is carried out with or without minor interruptions.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance activities, including the upgrading of technical infrastructure, as required by the laboratory programmes.
  • Conduct in-house relevant workshops, maintain stocks, and complete documentation (in case of supervisor's absence).
  • Assist others outside area of specialization, as needed.
  • Participate in the Laboratory maintenance on-call scheme.
  • Competencies and Expertise

    Core Competencies

    Name Definition Planning and OrganizingPlans and organizes his / her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities.

    Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans. CommunicationCommunicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner.

    Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions. Achieving ResultsTakes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department / Division’s programme.

    Evaluates his / her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned. TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

    Functional Competencies

    Name Definition Analytical thinkingGathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.

    Client orientationEstablishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.


    Able to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner and is able to cope with setbacks.

    Required Expertise

    Function Name Expertise Description General ServicesElectrical workThorough knowledge of electronic systems with a good technical understanding of modern techniques utilised.

    Asset Expertise

    Function Name Expertise Description General ServicesBuilding MaintenanceFamiliarity with scientific laboratory / industrial environment and associated sensitiveness desirable.

    Administrative SupportMS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)Good knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010, which is the IAEA standard (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) desirable.

    Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Completed secondary education.
  • Minimum of four years of relevant experience in maintaining and repairing electronic systems.
  • Good understanding of the modern techniques utilized in all electronic systems including all safety aspects thereof.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English and German. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • English language test (Level 2) to IAEA standard.
  • Remuneration

    The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 39360 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks' annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance

    Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report. Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only. Outside applicants are required to supply to the IAEA or to authorize it to seek all information relevant to their suitability for employment by the IAEA.

    Testing may be part of the recruitment process.

    Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority.

    The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values) : Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity.

    Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above.

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