SASOL: Artisan Gr 2/1: Instruments (Sasolburg)

Artisan Gr 2/1: Instruments (82562)

Req Id 82562 - Posted 09/11/2020 - South Africa - Free State

Closing date: 23 September 2020 Requsition ID: 82562 Operating entity: SA Ops: Natref Geographical area: Sasolburg, Free State, South Africa ABOUT THE ROLE/ PURPOSE OF THE JOB To support production by providing effective equipment maintenance and reliability while adhering to procedures/codes, and utilising all available support resources to increase stability and maintain sustainability of the plant and/or equipment.  FUNCTIONAL OUTPUTS Business Results

  • Proven competence in pre-identified areas of the plant/equipment/systems (proven application of training) for an Artisan – Instrument Mechanician.

  • Understand and use the plant maintenance documentation system.

  • Understand planning work management system.

  • Relevant plant specific/basic process knowledge (defined per discipline).

  • Compliance to Plant specific technical training matrices and task observation (foreman & training feedback)

  • Execute critical tasks and assessed and recorded by assessor, e.g. Foreman and Trainer

  • Signed off job cards, permits, inspection checklists etc. (evidence of documents).  Conduct quality equipment/plan inspections.  (Job cards initiated from inspection)

  • Work management adherence (can explain to Foreman).

  • Demonstrates applicable process knowledge (can explain the basic process)

Operational Results

  • Understanding of control systems Emergency Shutdown, Programmable Logic Controller, Distributed Control System (ESD, PLC, DCS)

  • In-depth knowledge of field instrumentation (Level, flow, temperature, pressure)

  • Instrument construction (pipe/tube bending)

  • Knowledge of control valves (Calibration, fault finding, overhauling, smart positioners)

  • Understand trip systems

Technical Results – QA/QC and systems

  • Conduct discipline specific Quality control

  • work effectively on shutdowns and/or normal operations

  • Read and interpret Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), loop drawings, Mechanical Flow Diagrams (MFDs)

  • Understand the management of change process

  • Hazardous area classification knowledge and applications

Customer and relationship results

  • Ability to work with cross discipline functions to achieve results

Leadership and growth results

  • Participates in daily morning meetings to discuss work assignments


  • In line with Natref’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.

Qualification and Experience

  • Grade 12 with Maths, Science and English or Full N3 with Maths, Science and Business English

  • Relevant NQF 4 Instrument trade certificate Instrument and or

  • NQF 4 qualification (CHIETA/Mining Qualification Authority (MQA) preferred) and/or

  • Section 28 trade tested artisan, appointed after Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) completed

  • Must have at a valid driver’s license

  • Entry level, willingness to learn and work or 18 months experience as Artisan – Instrument Mechanician Grade 2


  • Ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders. 

  • Establish and build relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes.

  • Build and establish core capabilities through partners and peers.


  • Continuously develop self

  • Ambassador for living the Sasol Values

Behaviuoral Competencies

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Being self-motivated

  • Planning, organising and coordination skills

  • Goal/achievement orientation

  • Openness to continuous learning

  • Value based behaviour

  • Liaise with production

  • Maintain a safe working area and good housekeeping

  • Job maturity

  • Sense of ownership

  • Able to work independently

  • Proactive identification of equipment failures in advance

  • Work according to work permit RSA

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

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