Seals Technician

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th December, 2020

Job Description

Organizational Setting

  • The Department of Safeguards (SG) is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for over 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements. The main objective of the Department is to maintain and further develop an effective and efficient verification system in order to draw independent, impartial and timely safeguards conclusions, thus providing credible assurances to the international community that States are in compliance with their safeguards obligations. Safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically complex environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political and cultural diversity of the countries.
  • The Department of Safeguards consists of six Divisions: three Operations Divisions for the implementation of verification activities around the world; three Technical Divisions (Division of Concepts and Planning, Division of Information Management, and Division of Technical and Scientific Services); and three Offices (the Office for Verification in Iran, the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services).
  • Within the Office of the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Safeguards, the Section for Safeguards Programme Coordination serves as the principal advisory body in support of the entire management of the Department including formulation and execution of departmental management policies and procedures. The Section provides internal coordination and support in the areas of programme and budget, human resources, performance monitoring, effectiveness evaluation, communication, reporting and project support.
  • The Division of Technical and Scientific Services (SGTS) is responsible for measurement systems applied in safeguards verification activities, containment and surveillance techniques and all verification logistics.
  • The Systems Integration and Coordination Section (TSI) comprises three teams (technical units): Project Engineering; Remote Monitoring and Seals. This Section acts as the Division's focal point for broad based support needed by the Operation Divisions in instrumentation data processing and review, remote data collection, development and application of sealing, containment and instrument security technologies, as well as Project Management and System Integration support. The Section is also responsible for maintenance, enhancement and quality assurance of the divisional infrastructure.

Main Purpose

  • Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the Seals Technician (SGTS) supports all logistics activities related to the distribution of sealing systems for safeguards use. This includes the procurement of required sealing equipment, the performance of quality checks and/or maintenance activities on equipment prior to distribution, and manages through inventory control the equipment prior to distribution to safeguard inspectors.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Serve as Focal Point for Front Desk operations supplying SG-Inspectors with seals and supplies during normal operations and for urgent requests. Act as the customer-interface for the distribution of seals and supplies to all SG-Operations Divisions.
  • Perform assigned logistical duties, including placing procurements, performing standard quality checks of procured components, and organizing storage of, and maintaining inventory control for sealing equipment.
  • Provide input to the team developing containment and security systems in order to improve the systems usability.
  • Maintain, organize and keep an accurate account of the containment systems.
  • Perform maintenance on electronic seals and related equipment, including performing testing and calibrations according to established standards. Identifying discrepancies and errors and reporting to supervisor, as required and/or performing simple repairs of equipment.
  • Prepare passive seals for inspectors including quality check, identifying issues and reporting to supervisor, as required and/or performing simple repairs of the equipment.
  • Train SG-Inspectors as required on the proper installation of seals.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Completed secondary education.
  • A technical education is desirable.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience, preferably in an international environment, including some experience with solving technical issues in a customer service field.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish) is an asset


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