University of Pretoria: Technician – Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

INTRODUCTION

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILT ENIVORNMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

TECHNICIAN – (ONE YEAR CONTRACT)

PEROMNES LEVEL 08

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Technical support to build and test the prototype.
  • Occupational Health and Safety representative as well as First-Aider.
  • Management of the solar research facility.
  • Assist with rapid prototyping.
  • Installation and general maintenance of the solar dish, solar tracking system, solar receiver and micro-turbine system.

 

CLOSING DATE: 4 November 2020

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

To apply, please visit the University’s website and follow the link: [email protected]

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • BTech/BEng/BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Good at working with hands/power tools.
  • Welding and manufacturing skills.
  • Be able to work in very hot conditions (outside in the sun).
  • Good at working in a team of researchers and engineers.

 

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • ECSA Registration
  • Laboratory experience including laboratory management;
  • Experience with AC and DC Motors.
  • Experience with piping systems, HVAC, general mechanical systems, electrical circuits and sensors.
  • Experience with solar thermal power systems, micro-turbines and combustion systems.

SALARY DETAILS

The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.