Sasol: Artisans Assistant-August 2020


Closing date: 26 June 2020

Operating entity: SA Ops: Secunda Synfuels Operations

Geographical area: Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Departement area: Gas Production

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. To cost effectively ensure the availability of safe and reliable assets for production.


  • Maintenance on mechanical equipment
  • Fault finding inspection of plant equipment
  • Comply to all relevant safety standards / codes
  • Identify all unsafe conditions and bring under attention of management


  • Must have a valid driver’s license

    Qualifications :

  • Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science, English
  • Qualified Artisan Fitter (NQF4 Sasol or equivalent), Trade test

    Experience :

  • Extensive experience after qualifying as an artisan mechanical fitter
  • Experience in pressure testing
  • Extensive experience on mechanical maintenance in a Petro Chemical environment
  • Maintenance on: Filters, pumps, valves, piping, flanges, cooling towers, heat exchangers, drum, tanks, compressors and steam condensers
  • Knowledge of the SAP system
  • Experience in Permit RSA
  • Willing to work shifts
  • Experience/maturity/accountability in accepting permits and supervising others
  • Gasifier grate building / breaking experience will be an advantage


  • Knowledge of basic process of a materials handling plant
  • Knowledge of pumps and associated systems
  • Knowledge of material handling equipment
  • To perform Pressure test
  • Experience on High Pressure Equipment’s (would be beneficial)
  • Experience on petro chemical industry (would be beneficial
  • Basic knowledge on hydraulics


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

    Partnership Leadership

  • Influential: Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes.
  • Collaborative: Builds Teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.

    Functional / Technical

  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Willing to do standby duty
  • Ensuring contractor complies with all legal requirements (codes, regulations, laws, etc.)
  • Ensure quality control on all work done during general running plant equipment outages
  • Ordering of spares and equipment
  • Scoping and planning of general GO equipment outages
  • Inspection of plant equipment
  • Conduct technical investigations
  • Fault finding on mechanical equipment
  • Comply to safety standards/codes and ensure world class housekeeping
  • Identify all unsafe conditions and notify management


  • Good physical health
  • Good interpersonal relations and leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
    Note: Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void.

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