SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)
CENTRE : Area Military Health Unit Gauteng – Thaba Tshwane Area Dental Laboratory, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : NQF Level 2 – 4 with prior experience or exposure.
Special requirements (skills needed): Applicable experience working in production section of a dental laboratory of at least one year.
Knowledge of and experience with all dental laboratory equipment, instruments and materials utilised in a dental laboratory production section and plaster room.
Knowledge of safety regulations and handling of hazardous materials.
Ability to conceptualise and initiate new and innovative approaches to optimise the laboratory assistant service provided to dental technicians and laboratory manager.
Planning, organising and problem solving in a dental laboratory production section.
Proven ability to persevere despite high work load and difficult circumstances.
Able to work together with other dental laboratory assistants and work for dental technicians.
DUTIES : The principal duty is to undertake dental laboratory preparation work.
These duties include but are not limited to all plaster work in connection with artificial denture or dental appliances, flasking and deflasking of dental prosthesis or appliances using either plaster or stone, the separating of dental flasks and the boiling out of wax contents, the polishing only of plastic and metal dentures, the packing of acrylic dentures and the manufacturing of record blocks and special trays.
The main product of this function is to relieve the dental technician from the tasks of preparatory work, to enable the technician to concentrate on the production and finishing of prosthetic appliances. Additional duties include infection control management in the lab, lab practice administration, lab reception work, capturing data on a computer or in a register and mentorship of junior dental laboratory assistants.
ENQUIRIES : Lt Col D. Schoonwinkel Tel No: (012) 671-5049
APPLICATIONS : Department of Defence, Tertiary Military Health Formation HQ, Private Bag X102, Centurion, 0046 or maybe hand delivered to Tertiary Military Health Formation HQ, Selborne Avenue, Denel Complex, Gate B, Block C, Room 9, Lyttelton
CLOSING DATE : 23 August 2019
Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from any Public Service department), which must be originally signed and dated by the applicant and which must be accompanied by a detailed CV (with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge & experience) and clear certified copies of original educational qualification certificates, ID document and Driver’s license (where applicable). Failure to comply with the above instructions will result in applications being disqualified. Applicants applying for more than one post must submit a separate form Z83 (as well as the documentation mentioned above) in respect of each post being applied for. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application it must be done in writing. Should an application be received where an applicant applies for more than one post on the same applications form, the application will only be considered for the first post indicated on the application and not for any of the other posts. Under no circumstances will photostat copies or faxed copies of application documents be accepted. The successful candidates will be subjected to Personnel Suitability Checks (criminal record-, citizenship- & financial/asset record checks and qualification and employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Applicants who do not receive confirmation or feedback within 3 (three) months after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the large volume of responses anticipated, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. For more information on the job description(s) please contact the person indicated in the post details. Successful candidates will be appointed on probation for the period of twelve (12) months in terms of the prescribed rules