The ESS Target Division is part of the ESS Machine Directorate with responsibility to design, develop, procure, install, commission and test the systems needed to convert the energetic proton beam coming from the ESS accelerator to neutron beams that are utilized for experiments. The first step in this process is production of high energy neutrons through a spallation process involving the proton beam interaction with a tungsten target. The fast, high-energy neutrons that are released in the spallation process are slowed down to the energies that are suitable for different types of experiments at ESS, and then delivered to the instruments through beam ports. Key features of the target station are the target itself, the neutron moderator and reflector system, and the neutron beam-extraction system.
The Monolith and Handling Group is the part of the Target Division organisation responsible for remote handling systems for irradiated and activated components and structures, during maintenance situations as well as for storing and processing these components prior to disposal. The Work Package for Remote Handling Systems is one of the four work packages within the Target Project that lies within the responsibility of the Monolith and Handling Group. The Remote Handling Engineer will be assigned the task to lead the engineering, development and design work for one or several work units and will report to the Work Package Manager.