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SASOL invites unemployed youth to apply for Delay manufucturing Operators!

Operator - Delay Manufacturing x4 (Non-Permanant)

Ref No: 116655

Closing date: 02 May 2023

Org number: 80044979 / 80044199 / 80044991 / 80044997 OME: Energy Operations Business Unit: Energy Ops - Sasolburg & Ekandustria Ops City/Town: Ekandustria

Short Description / Purpose of Job

To prepare raw materials, mix delay pyrotechnics and fill into lead tubes that are used in a downstream process, in the form of a delay train that determines the timing of non-electric detonators

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

  • Preparation of raw materials (screening, weighing and swaging) for use in manufacturing of stubbies and to ensure good quality product.

  • Charging of raw materials and mixing of different compositions.

  • Visual inspection of mixture to ensure homogeneity.

  • Split the mixed powders through Pyropod/Splitter to smaller container for storage and safe handling downstream.

  • Fill mixed powders into lead tubes by Auguring or Thumping process, within process specifications (monitoring), for use as raw material in downstream process.

  • Frequent quality inspection to ensure high quality.

  • Daily weight verification of balance to ensure accurate weighing.

  • Monitor stock of raw material in the plants to optimize mixing efficiency.

  • SHE systems requirements- grounding testing, humidity monitoring, safety observations and waste water handling.

  • Maintain good housekeeping including 5S, to prevent safety incidents.

  • Wash the team’s contaminated PPE as required, to protect against heavy metals exposure.

  • Observe shift leader during discharging of mixes.

Formal Education

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent with Maths & Science

Min Experience

  • Experience in Explosives Manufacturing will be an advantage.

Certification & Professional Membership



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