South Africa’s Nuclear Energy Corporation is calling on suitable candidates for its Reactor Operator Learnership opportunity for 2022. If you’re interested, be sure to review the basic eligibility criteria of the role before applying.
Established in 1999 by virtue of the Republic of South Africa Nuclear Energy Act, NECSA superseded the Atomic Energy Corporation. The main objective of NECSA is to conduct and advance research and development in the area of nuclear energy and its relevant technologies. NECSA holds it main operations at its Pelindaba facilities – its radioactive waste disposal facility is in Vaalputs.
NECSA Reactor Operator Learnership 2022
The successful candidate will go through various phases of training which will take place at the SAFARI-1 Research Reactor. For the duration of the learneship contract, the incumbent will carry out standard tasks under supervision and undergo extensive practical and theoretical training.
- Successful completion of Phase 1 (6-9 months) leads to a Plant Operator role, which also starts Phase 2
- Phase 2 involves the incumbent performing tasks with no supervision within a 12-month period and also encompasses more theoretical and hands-on training
- After successfully completing Phase 2, the incumbent comes up as a Licensed Reactor Operator (contingent to vacancy and recruitment requirements)
- The Licensed Reactor Operator role reports directly to the Duty Shift Supervisor and is mainly responsible for performing all standard and special tasks impacting the selective maintenance and control of the Research Reactor and relevant experiments
Who should apply?
You can qualify for the role if you meet the role’s basic eligibility criteria and skills/competency requirements listed below:
- Holds a technical diploma, preferably in Electronics/Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering
- Work experience from processing plants is a big advantage
- Must have own transport and holds a valid driver’s license Code EB (formerly Code 08)
- Computer literate and with strong English and Mathematical skills (must pass proficiency tests in both)
- A solid team player with a high level of integrity, dedication, and time management skills
- Medically fit to carry out tasks as a noise, chemical, and radiation worker
How do I apply?
Eligible applicants are to submit their comprehensive CVs together with educational qualifications (certified copies) via email to NOAM@necsa.co.za.
The deadline for submission of applications is on 26 August 2022
Kindly consider the application unsuccessful if you do not receive feedback from NESCA 30 days after the deadline.
For enquiries, get in touch with:
Ms Lydia Lebona
Tel: 012 305 4150
Click the link to view a PDF copy of the NECSA Reactor Operator Learnership 2022 advert page.
Please refrain from making any queries if the internship is no longer available. Alternatively, you may view our other graduate programme and internship listings that are currently accepting applications.