SARAO is Hiring an EMC Engineer

SARAO is Recruiting a Procurement Officer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is hiring an electromagnetic compatibility engineer (EMC engineer) on a permanent contract. The successful candidate will operate the RFI measurement facilities and lead the RFI measurement and compliance team.

Key Responsibilities
  • EMC chamber operation, testing, calibration and maintenance;
  • Use of RF and EMC measurement equipment such as antennas and spectrum analysers;
  • Calibration of equipment;
  • Performing EMC tests;
  • Review of measurement data to evaluate compliance;
  • Development of workflows to receive test requests, conduct tests, analyse results, and issue permits and Certificates of Conformance (CofC);
  • Maintenance of database containing measurement data, results, permits and CofC;
  • Leading a team of engineers and technicians; and
  • Technical report writing.
Key Requirements
  • B-Tech degree in electronic engineering or related technical field;
  • Valid driver’s licence; and
  • Six (6) years of working experience within a radio frequency interference or electromagnetic compatibility, two (2) in a supervisory capacity.
  • Radio Frequency principles and techniques;
  • Operation and calibration of EMC chambers;
  • Commercial EMC standards;
  • Military EMC standards;
  • Radio Astronomy RFI standards;
  • Analysis of EMC measurement data;
  • Calibration of EMC equipment and facilities;
  • Developing procedures;
  • Compiling of test reports and results;
  • Permitting and issuing of CofC; and
  • Quality assurance.
  • Radio Frequency engineering;
  • Understanding of commercial, military and Radio Astronomy EMC/RFI standards; 
  • Analysis of measurement data; and
  • Understanding of quality assurance principles.
Additional Skills
  • Radio Frequency engineering;
  • Technical team leadership;
  • Highly motivated and committed;
  • Thorough and meticulous; and 
  • Good communicator with good interpersonal, presentation and report-writing skills.
How to Apply

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV here before 14 April 2023. Furthermore, applicants should include a letter of motivation indicating their suitability for the position in their applications. In addition, the applicants must provide at least three referees’ names and contact details.

South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a challenging career and competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Also, the NRF is committed to employment equity and redress, and appointments to the position will align with the NRF Employment Equity Plan. In addition, the NRF reserves the right not to make an appointment and will send correspondence to short-listed candidates only.

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