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Senior Meteorological Technician needed at The South African Weather Service

Job title : Senior Meteorological Technician

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : April 06, 2024

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Job summary:

  • The Senior Meteorological Technician provides technical leadership in the operations of Meteorological Observations performed within the abovementioned region.

Observation:
Perform routine weather observation duties that include:-

  • Visual weather observation and compile routine reports,
  • Providing special reports for changes in weather.
  • Providing observation reports timeously as per schedule or as per the timeliness of the clients request
    • Downloading of remote observation station data
    • Collection and quality control of manual rainfall station
    • Quality control of AWS and ARS data and transmission thereof to central data base.
  •  Perform routine and adhoc maintenance of SAWS Observations infrastructure (Thorough understanding of Automatic Weather Stations is required).

Internal and External Customer Relations:

  • Liaise with clients as per office plan.
  • Represent SAWS at Stakeholder meetings as per plan.

Training, Development and Knowledge Management

  • Assist in all training activities related to weather observation within the office.
  • Provide mentorship and training to meteorological technician.

Total Quality Management

  • Apply prevention and corrective action procedures on all findings related to weather observation.
  • Promote a quality culture amongst the staff within the office.
  • Promote the SAWS Quality Policy and intergrade it into the day-to-day activities of the office
  • Provide assistance during audits of the regional office as required.
  • Perform regular inspections to ensure all work done is according to documented requirements.
  • Ensure that the work environment complies with legislative requirements relations to OHS.

Minimum Requirements and Attributes:

  • A Grade 12 Certificate with Maths and Science.
  • Weather Observers certificate and an AMO competency certificate.
  • Two years’ experience in observation as a Meteorological Technician.
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret written request for weather data and information.
  • Knowledge of South African Weather Service policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of international standards such as WMO and ICAO, Advanced knowledge of observation tools.
  • A valid code 08 driver’s license or higher. 

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