Posted on :
3 Feb, 2020
3 Feb, 2020
iThemba LABS is seeking a development engineer for the South African Isotope Facility (SAIF) project. The Engineer will lead, manage, facilitate, execute and integrate the completion of certain detailed design projects on behalf of the company relating to target irradiation systems for medical isotope production. The technical content of the work includes the completion of designs for certain mechanical & robotic handling systems, a target cooling system, extensive radiation shielding and electronic control systems of the target irradiation stations and the target transportation systems. The Engineer will also manage the manufacturing of components and systems for the target irradiation stations and the target transportation system by various suppliers and subcontractors.
The Engineer will compile and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing requirements. The Engineer will ensure that appropriate resources, procedures, standards and other mechanisms are in place to ensure that project requirement and statutory safety compliance are met efficiently and to the required schedule, cost and quality. The position will also require preparation of bid specifications and tender documentation, as well as partaking in tender processes.
The Engineer will also be responsible for the qualification of production target manufacturing processes and implement suitable quality assurance systems for this purpose. After completion of the development and manufacturing processes of the target irradiation and transport systems, the Engineer will become responsible for the supervision of technicians for operations and maintenance of the target irradiation systems.
Desirable Skills and attributes:
Duties will include but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
About The Employer
National Research Foundation
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 programs to the broader community in all fields of science and technology, including science, engineering, social science, and humanities.
The iThemba LABS Laboratories for Accelerator-Based Sciences is a group of multidisciplinary research laboratories administered by the NRF. Based at the two sites in the Western Cape and Gauteng, these provide facilities for:
The NRF is committed to employment equity and redress. Correspondence will be conducted with the shortlisted candidates.
iThemba LABS reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.