Process Controller job vacancy at Sasol

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Sasol is hiring and invites qualifying candidates to submit applications for the vacancy: Process Controller.

  • Closing date: 24 May 2023
  • Location: Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The position can be filled at the required Artisan/ Process Controller grade according to the Artisan/ Process Controller career guides.

Short Description / Purpose of Job

A Process Artisan/Process Controller operates process equipment, systems and processes for a specific plant / unit within the Sasol environment to achieve production requirements in a safe manner.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

  • Operate within design parameters using DCS
  • Conduct fault finding (immediate cause)
  • Identify and report defects
  • Identify and report at risks behaviours

  • Participate in emergency exercises
  • Safe making of plant
  • Take corrective action on lab results
  • Conduct product/grade changes

  • Start up and shut down a process according to SOPs
  • Identify plant upset and rectify them
  • Maintain quality and safety specifications
  • Conduct BBS observations

  • Conduct standby as a level
  • Participate in incident investigations
  • Conduct housekeeping and attend to spillages within shift

  • Conduct safety management system inspections e.g. OSH, ISO
  • Conduct basic risk assessments
  • Transfer the information on plant status to ensure safe continuous operation (shift hand over)
  • Conduct Asset basic care e.g. housekeeping, cleaning equipment, lubrication and routine inspection

  • Participates in shift handover meetings
  • Effective continuous plant operations and aligned communication between shifts
  • Provides adequate feedback to supervisor on work progress.

  • Supervisor fully informed regarding work progress.
  • Participates in risk assessments according to legislation and company requirements to improve safety
  • All risks identified in tasks carried out by artisans.

  • Maintains good housekeeping and adheres to waste disposal procedures.
  • Good housekeeping observed by supervisor
  • Work Independently
  • Can operate without direct supervision on specified plans, processes and plant (Foreman feedback)

  • Understand and know the business, drives and KPIs.
  • Can name the business/KPIs and drivers, and is able to translate them into personal tasks
  • Identifies personal training and development needs and incorporates into PDP with group leaders approval.

  • Personal development plan progress/completion.
  • Conduct on the job coaching of learners
  • Feedback from Assessors and performance on pass out rate
  • SME Presentation on specific plant equipment

  • Do presentation and shift manager will access
  • Conducts IMS inspections to maintain and improve plant sustainability.
  • IMS inspections completed.
  • Work effectively in a team.

  • Demonstrates openness to feedback from leader and team. Communicates effectively with peers. Shares knowledge
  • Attends and interacts in PDAs and RCAs to improve plant safety and stability.
  • Correct root cause identification and potential deviation analysis conducted.

  • Play an appropriate main role during emergency situations to get the plant back on line.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the plant by explaining plant process flows. Demonstrates influence and leadership in taking control of the situation

  • Give and receive feedback to other disciplines (partners on daily issues.)
  • Inform partners of deviations. Listen to partners issues and feedback. (Zero complaints)

Formal Education

  • Grade 12 with Maths & Science
  • Relevant NQF Occupational Qualification

Min Experience

  • 0 – 5 Relevant years

This position will be filled in line wit the relevant approved MSP career guide


Execution capability: The underlying ability to execute a strategy/project or day to day work

Partnering: The development and perpetuation of successful and mutually-beneficial relationships where customers and others become business partners with common goals, positive attitudes, cooperative work styles, open communications and team spirit.

Problem Solving: Is a step-by-step process of defining a problem, searching for information, and testing a series of solutions until the problem is solved. In involves critical thinking, analysis and persistence.

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

Sasol is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Sasol is committed to the full inclusion of all suitably qualified individuals.

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