SAPPI: Analyst: NSSC (Tugela Mill)

Sappi Southern Africa

Tugela Mill

Analyst: NSSC (P14)

Sappi Tugela Mill based in Mandini requires a Analyst NSSC to accurately take liquor samples and analyse chips, pulp and liquor samples as laid down in the ISO procedures.

This role reports in to the Lab Technician.

The main responsibilities of the job are:


Sampling of liquor samples for the purpose of routine analysis according to the ISO procedures

NSSC sampling includes sampling of:

Cooking Liquor entering the Digester

Buffer Liquor entering the Digester

Weak Red Liquor extracted from the Digester

Analyses of samples for the purpose of routine analysis according to the ISO procedures of:

Consistency on Blowline pulp

Chlorine, Brightness, Freeness, % Consistency, and Cationic Demand on pulp off Belt Washer

% Moisture on NSSC chips fed to the digester

Purity of Sodium Sulphite

Residual Sodium Sulphite , % solids, Fibre Content and pH on Weak Red Liquor

Sodium hydroxide concentration of Buffer Liquor

Sodium sulphite concentration of Cooking Liquor

Cleaning of equipment in the Laboratory

Calibrating of Brightness meter and Freeness Tester

Sampling and analysing of special samples requested

Maintenance of the dessicator

Maintenance of the eye wash bottle weekly

Entering data onto the logsheet and into the LIS system.

Collection of chemicals from the Main Lab

Maintenance of records as laid down in ISO procedures


Maintaining housekeeping in the Lab to ensure a safe and clean working environment


Attending Safety meeting and SBT meetings.

Perform weekly BBS observations


Understands the SHEQ requirements of the Section.

Maintains a high level of good housekeeping in the workplace at all time.

The ideal candidate should have:

Matric and/or N3 Pulp and Paper or equivalent

6 months industrial process control

Computer Literate (MS Office)


Closing date: 26 October 2020

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