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Sasol: Technician Instrumentation

Sasol: Technician Instrumentation

Req Id: 75198

Operating entity: SA Ops: Secunda Synfuels Operations

Geographical area: Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Department: Gas Production Instrumentation


A technician provides technical support to maintenance managers, Foreman and peers, engineers and technologists and in respect of problem identification / solving and operational improvement in respect of plant/equipment reliability and integrity. The successful incumbent will also be responsible for implementing short, medium and long term projects and also for developing and implementing systems and maintenance strategies. The incumbent will also be required to perform standby duties and work overtime/shutdowns when required.


  • In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.
  • Driver’s license and personal transport for standby duties
  • Candidate must stay in close vicinity to the plant to be able perform standby duties


  • National Senior Certificate /Completed N3 (with English, Maths & Physical Science)
  • National Diploma (Process Instrumentation/Light current)
  • Instrument Trade Test (Wish)
  • A valid South African driver’s license


  • Technician II: Must have a minimum of 5 years relevant technician experience
  • Technician I: Must have a minimum of 2 years relevant technician experience
  • Demonstrate the desired behaviours in agreement with the Sasol Values
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers and peers
  • Experience on DCS/ESD/PLC systems
  • High Level of computer Literacy
  • Asset management experience will be to your advantage
  • Practical experience of the Sasol processes/procedures would be an advantage



  • Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.
  • Influential: Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes
  • Collaborative: Builds Teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.

Functional / Technical:

  • General knowledge of basic operating philosophy of instrument processes
  • Create, maintain, improve and ensure compliance to procedures, risk assessments and specifications
  • Sound knowledge of instrumentation and control systems maintenance
  • Control and update of plant documentation: Loop drawings, Data sheets, MFD’s and SAP asset registers
  • SAP knowledge
  • Project Management, implementation & continues improvement
  • Understanding of Management Of Change (MOC) process
  • Budget control
  • Exposure to acting in higher positions
  • Root cause analysis
  • Potential Deviation Analysis
  • Fault finding and problem Solving
  • Adhere to all safety and work standards
  • Management and maintenance of Explosion Protective Equipment (EPE)
  • Preparedness to work overtime/shutdown when required
  • Perform standby duties
  • Ability to function independently
  • Improvement and implementation of effective maintenance strategies
  • Continuous improvement and understanding of Work Management systems
  • Personnel development and effectiveness
  • Monitoring of equipment MTBF’s
  • Develop and implement 10 year renewal plans and projects through asset life cycle management
  • Quality assurance from well-developed and revised QA/QC documentation
  • Reduce instrument related losses
  • Ensure safe, reliable and predictive plant operations

Closing date: 8 July 2019

How to apply:

Click here to apply online for Sasol: Technician Instrumentation

Note: Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void.

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