Process Controller: Grade 2

Business Unit: SA Ops: Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO)

Department: Gas Production – Gasification West

Geographical area: Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Closing Date: 07 April 2019

Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) operates the world’s largest coal-to-liquids (CTL) facility and produces synthesis gas (syngas) through coal gasification and natural gas reforming, using Sasol’s unique and proprietary Fischer-Tropsch technology to manufacture synthetic fuel components, pipeline gas and chemical feedstock.


The purpose of this job is to ensure safe and efficient operations of the plant. This position can be filled from a Process Controller level going up to a Process Artisan, provided that the successful candidate meets all the requirements of the position at that level. This placement will be subject to the candidate fulfilling all the requirements of the career path and will be slotted according to the career path and the individual’s competency. The successful candidate will report to the Foreman.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following; conducting basic first line fault finding, applying standard operating procedures, quality assurance of the product, carrying out all tasks as allocated by shift leader, carrying out plant inspections and take logs, reporting all risk behaviors and unsafe conditions to the Senior Process Controller/Process Artisan and/or Foreman, sampling as per schedules, and maintaining required housekeeping standards.


  • Grade 12 with English, Maths and Science or N3 certificate
  • Sasol NQF or Section 13 Trade Test)
  • Driver’s license (Code 8/10) (Must)
  • In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, required to go through a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria


  • Process Controller Grade 2 : Must have a NQF Level 2 Occupational/Trade Certificate
  • Process Controller Grade 1 : Must have a NQF Level 3 Occupational/Trade Certificate
  • Process Artisan Grade 2 : Must have a NQF Level 4 Occupational/Trade Certificate

Experience in a production environment (Must)
Related exposure and experience as a Process Controller.
Experience within a petro-chemical industry will be an advantage

Preference will be given to people with Gasification / Gas Cooling experience



  • Self mastery

Takes accountability for driving own growth through deeloping self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.

Physically monitor production process
Conduct visual inspections on the process and equipment
Report process deviations to the Foreman
Communicate and assist team members in controlling the process
Compile relevant area shift report at end of shift
Examine equipment and complete safety checklist
Report all at risk behaviours and unsafe conditions to line Foreman
Maintain required housekeeping standards
Conduct basic fault finding (obvious faults).
Applies SOP.s
Understand equipment failure modes and defect identification and reporting
Demonstrate understanding of how equipment functions
Hazard identification
Conduct safety management system inspections, e.g. OSHA, ISO 14000/18000
Conduct basic risk assessments
Participate in incident investigation as and when required
Participate in MOC process as and when required
Perform daily plant inspections

Adhere to all safety regulations and work standards
Practice good housekeeping
Comply with all legal requirements
Prepared to do uncomfortable and dirty work at times
Prepared to work overtime as and when required
Prepared to be called out sometimes when on weekend off, depending on plant requirements.
Must have a valid driver license
Active participation in BBS
Manage stressful situations
Will be required to do standby

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


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