Learner Radiation Protection Officer

DIVISION:         Nuclear Operations and Advanced Manufacturing

DEPARTMENT:            Safety Services

(Vaalputs, Springbok-Northern Cape. The successful candidate will be

based at Vaalputs)

VACANCY:                   Learner Radiation Protection Officer(X1)

SALARY BAND:            B3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

REF NO:                       LEARNRPO09              


About Vaalputs

Vaalputs established in 1986 as the national, near surface, radioactive waste disposal facility that serves South Africa’s needs for disposing of low-level radioactive waste generated by nuclear industrials. It is situated in the Northern Cape about 100km south of Springbok, and is currently managed and operated by Nuclear Liabilities Management department (NLM) of Necsa. The National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI) is in the process of obtaining a nuclear installation license for Vaalputs and, once this has been accomplished, the incumbent will be reporting within the NRWDI structures.

Job Profile:

The main purpose of the job is to:

  • Implement the facility radiation protection programme;
  • Assist with compliance to licence conditions, SHEQ-INS-requirements, and in turn compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements; and
  • Assist with development, maintenance and implementation of radiation protection and safety documents.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Execution of radiation protection duties under direct supervision.
  • Job safety evaluation in order to identify, assess, control and protect personnel against radiological hazards.
  • Monitoring of personnel exposure to radiation.
  • Monitoring of the workplace radiological risk.
  • Completely and accurate maintain record of radiation results from workplace and personnel monitoring, and timeously be reported to the RPO.
  • Provides radiation protection support during emergencies.
  • Invigilate and monitor radiation protection related activities in the facility.
  • Preparation of radiation protection work permits for radiation protection related activities in the facility.
  • Prescription of appropriate personal protective equipment, and ensure they are correctly used.
  • Assist and take initiatives to promote safety culture in the facility.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of a facility radiation protection programme and provide feedback to the RPO.
  • Continuous development through self-study, attendance of colloquia, courses and training sessions in order to remain relevant and up-to-date in the field radiation protection.


  • Professional and technical skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Effective communication
  • Technical writing

Key Knowledge and Skills

  • Computer literate
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Competencies (Job Specific and Behavioural)

  • Must be able to perform routine tasks under direct supervision


  • Grade 12 certificate or equivalent.
  • Radiation Protection Officer level 2.
  • Applied SHE principles will be an added advantage.
  • Generic radiation protection experience.

Closing date:  15 July 2022.


Ms. Lydia Lebona

Tel:                   012 305 4150

Please forward your updated CV with certified copies of your educational qualifications to Learner.RPO@necsa.co.za

Necsa Group is committed to Employment Equity when recruiting. Therefore, priority will be given to African Females, African Males and people with disabilities, in support of achieving our Employment Equity targets.

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