Thursday, 26 November 2015

CSIR In-service Training 2016

The CSIR In-service Training opportunity for registered students who seek practical experience. The incumbent will assist with laboratory-based electronic designs and fieldwork. This position is based in Rosebank, Cape Town.

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Key responsibilities: Under supervision, the Trainee will assist with the following:

 Technical engineering tasks associated with the field of marine electronics, autonomous robotics and general technologies;

 Assembling and testing of electronic systems, sub-systems, laboratory-based design and construction;

 Executing schematic drawings and printed circuit board designs;

 User interface, microcontrollers, embedded and high-end software;

 Installing, constructing, commissioning, wiring interfacing of electronic equipment’s;

 Finding faults, repairing, testing and servicing of analogue and digital electronic equipment;

 Providing general support to qualified engineers and technicians;

 Reporting on technical and administrative documentation;

 Procuring components and general administrative tasks;

 Servicing and piloting of existing robotics platforms. Qualifications, skills and experience:

 Currently enrolled for a national diploma in electrical engineering (Light Current) and must have completed S1, S2, S3 and S4 theoretical blocks or must be currently busy with S4;

 Must have an interest in general technologies (mechanical design, 3D rendering);

 Hands-on practical approach to technical construction (application of theoretical knowledge);

 Willing and able to work for extended periods on research vessels at sea (Antarctica, local and international waters); SS-F-HR-363 REV 03 CSIR Page 2 of 2

 An awareness and interest in the environment and ocean technologies will be an added advantage.

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to with your name and surname, position title and reference number on the subject line, (e.g. John Smith: In-service Training: Reference No: 306124). Closing date: 27 November 2015

PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY. For more info, please contact CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at

The CSIR is a responsible employer; we have put measures in place to ensure that equity is implemented such that it best serves the interests of the organisation and South Africa as a whole. This speaks to the CSIR’s commitment to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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