KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The unit Internal Combustion Engine

Today, transports that are based on internal combustion engines and fossil fuels result in high emissions of carbon dioxide and other compounds. Therefore, engine development is striving to develop cleaner and more energy efficient engines that are also adapted for future bio fuels. The internal combustion engines unit is working with todays and tomorrows challenges for propelling future climate adapted transports

Job description

You will work in a research environment with operation, maintenance, upgrades of the unit's advanced internal combustion engine lab. The duties include mechanics, electronics hard / software, and fuel systems related to the engines and the lab's infrastructure. You will become involved in running the labs and engines and also be involved in research projects tests by working in close collaboration with both researchers and doctoral students.

Examples of what your duties will be:

• Installation, operation, maintenance and configuration of mechanics, electronics, sensors, actuators and its wiring.

• Programming e.g. in Labview environment

  • Design / construction and installation of lab- and test equipment. In the long term, there is also a possibility of collaboration with the labs of KTH's mechatronics unit.


To qualify for the position you have a high school or college degree in mechatronics / electronics / data / control technology or the like. You are handy and have both practical and knowledge of electronics, mechanics, control, sensors and measurement technology and have programming skills, preferably NI / Labview or similar.

It is an advantage if you have:

• Higher education in mechatronics

• Experience from industrial / research lab environment, mechatronics workshop or similar

• Experience of NI / Labview or similar

• Experience in prototype work, e.g. in mechatronics / electronics / electromechanics

• Knowledge and experience of internal combustion engines or mechatronic / electromechanical systems

• Knowledge and experience of service, repair and troubleshooting of mechatronic / electromechanical systems

• Knowledge and experience of working with security issues

• Good knowledge of Swedish and English

We will place great emphasis on personal fitness and we are looking for you as:

• Easy to work with

• Has a practical and theoretical approach

• Is eager to learn

• Helpful

• Is self-driven and enterprising

• Responsible and careful


Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

Fixed term employment with a possibility to be prolonged. 

Other information

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2019-2736
  • Carl During, unit manager, +46(8)790 78 37
  • Helena Lundquist, HR, +46(8)790 71 74
Published 13.Dec.2019
Last application date 21.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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