Vacant Post – Storeman Assistant

Website ska_africa NRF/SARAO

Contract type: Permanent
Job Level: Junior
Work Location: Carnarvon, Northern Cape
Closing Date: 19 July 2024

The National Research Foundation (NRF) supports and promotes research and human capital development through funding, the provision of National Research Facilities and science outreach platforms and programmes to the broader community in all fields of science and technology, including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science, and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT telescope in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

Assist with the day to day running of the Stores and Logistics ensuring that data related to the stores are accurate and the stores IT system is maintained. Occasional delivery and collection of product and/or materials.

Key Responsibilities:
* Receive stock into storeroom or warehouse
* Manage stock control processes and procedures that enable stock control
* Maintain stock in storage areas
* Issue stock to staff
* Maintain records and prepare reports
* Assisting in budget preparation and administration
* Data capturing on Ramlog
* Assisting in Managing and controlling stock
* Taking stock of all inventory
* Maintain compliance with Health and Safety regulations:
* Day-to-day cleaning up
* Waste disposal
* Removal of unused materials

Key Requirements:

* Grade: 12
* MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
* Certificate: Inventory/Stores (Advantageous)
* Valid driver’s license (code B)
* Forklift license (Advantageous)

* One-year working experience in a Stores environment
* Experience in computerized Inventory System

* General understanding of stock control systems
* Binning
* Public Sector Procurement framework
* RAMLOG System (stores)

Additional Notes:
* Good verbal and written skills
* Ability to work under pressure
* Safety awareness
* Prioritize work
* Team work
* To be thorough and pay attention to detail
* The ability to use some initiative
* Good interpersonal and communication skills
* Hard working and reliable
* Be available after hours and standby for emergencies
* Problem solving
* RFI compliance and awareness

The website provides more details on the NRF initiatives and activities.

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging to and apply online. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of motivation indicating the applicant’s suitability for the position. The names and contact details of at least three referees should be provided.

Closing Date: 19 July 2024
The NRF offers a challenging career and competitive remuneration package which is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The NRF is committed to employment equity and redress and the appointment to the position will be made in line with the NRF Employment Equity Plan.

The NRF reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Correspondence will be sent to short-listed candidates only

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