Sasol Process Controller Positions

Closing date: 12 February 2019

Operating Entity: SA Ops: Secunda Synfuels Operations

Geographical Area: Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Department: Refining Production SCC

Job Designation: Process Controller/Process Artisan

Role Category: Process Implementation


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 Process Artisan/Controller position ensures safe and efficient operations of the plant and will report to the foreman of the department.


  • Conduct basic first line fault finding
  • Applies Standard Operating Procedures
  • Understand equipment failure modes and defect identification and reporting
  • Demonstrate understanding of how equipment functions
  • Quality assurance of the product
  • Carry out all tasks as allocated by shift leader
  • Carry out plant inspections and take logs
  • Report all at risk behaviours and unsafe conditions to the SPC/Process Artisan and/or Foreman
  • Sampling as per schedules
  • Maintain required housekeeping standards


  • In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, this position requires physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.
  • A valid driver’s license (Wish)


  • Grade 12 or N3 with Maths, Physical Science & English (Must)
  • Process Artisan: NQF Level 4 (Must)
  • Process Controller Gr2: NQF Level 2 (Must)
  • Process Controller Gr1: NQF Level 3 (Must)


Level of Experience

  • 1 to 5 years

Specific experience required

  • Experience in a production environment
  • Experience as a Process Controller in Petro Chemical Environment
  • Experience in working on the panel


  • Adhere to all safety regulations and approved work standards
  • Practice good housekeeping at all times
  • Comply with all legal requirements
  • Must be prepared to work shifts
  • Prepared to do uncomfortable and dirty work at times
  • Prepared to change shift on short notice
  • Prepared to be called out sometimes when on weekend off, depending on plant requirements



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


  • Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void.
  • If you don’t hear from us within a month (30 days) after the closing date of the advert, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

How to Apply

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