Senior Technician

Foreshore, Cape Town
Date Posted:
20 June 2024
Closing Date:
27 June 2024

This position is supported by the Department of Science and Innovation‘s South African Polar Research Infrastructure (SAPRI) programme and will be based in Cape Town.

As per job advertisement:

Key Responsibilities:

  • The planning and execution of voyage scientific activities in collaboration with project leaders, specifically the preparation and handling of observation equipment and scientific instrumentation
  • The servicing and calibration of marine and terrestrial scientific instruments
  • Implementation and management of mooring and instrumentation deployments at various monitoring stations in the Ocean
  • Health and safety, including risk assessment and associated safety procedures; onboard the vessel, laboratory and at the premises
  • Acquisition of new instrumentation and facilitation of maintenance to existing ones through the supply chain process
  • Engagement and liaison with OEM’s, distributors and service providers to ensure that all equipment perform optimally and comply with statutory and operational requirements
  • Assisting with the collection and recording of scientific measurements, including physical data and biological information, according to proper scientific procedures and protocols
  • Assistance with record keeping, data capture and data processing
  • Overseeing the work of the other integrated facility technicians
  • Other tasks relating to SAEON’s activities as may be specified by the Manager from time to time

About The Employer:

The National Research Foundation (NRF) supports and promotes research and human capital development through funding, the provision of National Research Facilities and science outreach platforms and programmes to the broader community in all fields of science and technology, including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a research platform funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) since 2002. SAEON is mandated to observe and research ecosystems on land, in coastal regions and the oceans to understand how those systems function and might change over time and space when influenced by socio-economic driving forces including climate change. We deliver our data online and offer tools, services and advice for informed environmental policy-making.

Apply before: 27 June 2024

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