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Sasol Technician (Mechanical) 2019/2020

Job Title: Technician : Mechanical

Operating entity: SA Ops: Secunda Synfuels Operations

Geographical area: Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Department: Rotating Equipment Mechanical: Turbo 4

Job Designation: Technician Mechanical II

Role category: Process Optimization


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. You will report to the area manager.


•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 /N3 (with English, Maths & Physical Science)

•National Diploma (Engineering in mechanical discipline – S4/T3).


•Must have a minimum of 18 months relevant technician experience

•Demonstrate the desired behaviors in agreement with the Sasol Values

•Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers and peers

•Previous Sasol Experience as technician

•High Level of computer Literacy



•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:

•Create, maintain, improve and ensure compliance to procedures, risk assessments and specifications

•Sound knowledge of mechanical 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

•Give inputs into the maintenance budget from the asset standardization, the asset maintenance strategies and the upcoming statutory outages for the next financial year.

•Exposure to acting in higher positions

•Root cause analysis

•Potential Deviation Analysis

•Fault finding and problem Solving

•Adhere to all safety and work standards

•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 mechanical related losses through engineering solutions

•Ensure safe, reliable and predictive plant operations

Closing date: 20 June 2019

How to apply:

Click here to apply online

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

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