Want to work in Antarctica?

24 Apr 2014 - 16:15

Have you ever wanted to live and work in Antarctica as an Electronics Engineer?

One of our alumni of the Radar Remote Sensing Group, Jonathan Ward, recently dared to do just that, by working as Radar Engineer at SANAE IV.

He was a member of the 51st South African National Antarctic Expedition Over-wintering Team (SANAE 51). From December 2011 to March 2013, he lived and worked at the South African base, SANAE IV, which is situated on a nunatak called Vesleskarvet in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. As the team’s Radar Engineer, under the management of the South African National Space Agency’s Space Science Directorate, he was responsible for operating and maintaining the base’s HF radar, which is part of a global network called SuperDARN, the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network.

You can read all about his fascinating experiences in Antarctica on his excellent and informative blog: http://jon.yousemble.com/about.

And now, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do the same.

There are two contract jobs available (please see further details below). If you are interested, please contact Ms A Engelbrecht at Tel. (028) 312 1196.

Posts available:

Electronics Engineer: Antarctica (Two posts) (Approximately fifteen-month contract)

Salary:

R212 106 p.a (plus 37% in lieu benefits) ) (Ref. OC17 /2014)

Requirements:

  • B Eng. (Electronics Engineering) with two years relevant experience or a MEng, MSc or Mtech
  • The incumbent has to be familiar with good workshop practices, correct use of basic workshop tools and an understanding of current work, health and safety policies
  • The incumbent has to be able to work independently with minimal support under extreme pressure and without supervision
  • The successful candidate must be computer literate, have good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Successful applicants will spend five months in Hermanus from 1 June 2014 for training, and then more than a full year (Dec 2014 to Feb 2016) in Antarctica.

Duties:

  • Design and build new equipment
  • Maintain and upgrade instrumentation
  • Install, commission, maintain, calibrate and modify electronic instruments and systems for the collection, reduction and analysis of data
  • Execute experiments related to Polar Space Weather studies
  • Give core engineering support

Enquiries:

Ms A Engelbrecht, tel. (028) 312 1196.

Have you ever wanted to live and work in Antarctica as an Electronics Engineer?

One of our alumni of the Radar Remote Sensing Group, Jonathan Ward, recently dared to do just that, by working as Radar Engineer at SANAE IV.

He was a member of the 51st South African National Antarctic Expedition Over-wintering Team (SANAE 51). From December 2011 to March 2013, he lived and worked at the South African base, SANAE IV, which is situated on a nunatak called Vesleskarvet in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. As the team’s Radar Engineer, under the management of the South African National Space Agency’s Space Science Directorate, he was responsible for operating and maintaining the base’s HF radar, which is part of a global network called SuperDARN, the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network.

You can read all about his fascinating experiences in Antarctica on his excellent and informative blog: http://jon.yousemble.com/about.

And now, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do the same.

There are two contract jobs available (please see further details below). If you are interested, please contact Ms A Engelbrecht at Tel. (028) 312 1196.

Posts available:

Electronics Engineer: Antarctica (Two posts) (Approximately fifteen-month contract)

Salary:

R212 106 p.a (plus 37% in lieu benefits) ) (Ref. OC17 /2014)

Requirements:

  • B Eng. (Electronics Engineering) with two years relevant experience or a MEng, MSc or Mtech
  • The incumbent has to be familiar with good workshop practices, correct use of basic workshop tools and an understanding of current work, health and safety policies
  • The incumbent has to be able to work independently with minimal support under extreme pressure and without supervision
  • The successful candidate must be computer literate, have good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Successful applicants will spend five months in Hermanus from 1 June 2014 for training, and then more than a full year (Dec 2014 to Feb 2016) in Antarctica.

Duties:

  • Design and build new equipment
  • Maintain and upgrade instrumentation
  • Install, commission, maintain, calibrate and modify electronic instruments and systems for the collection, reduction and analysis of data
  • Execute experiments related to Polar Space Weather studies
  • Give core engineering support

Enquiries:

Ms A Engelbrecht, tel. (028) 312 1196.

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