Instruments Technician Vacancies at Sasol

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25 Jun, 2013

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Job Title: Technician – Instruments (Ref No. 11868)
Business Unit: Natref
Location: Sasolburg, Free State, South Africa
Reports to: Senior Area Manager – Instruments
Job Type: Permanent
Level of Experience: 4 to 5 years
Position Summary
Support maintenance and improvement of Instrumentation and control systems.

Required outputs: Functional

  • o DCS and PLC systems
  • o Stand-alone single loop controllers
  • o Anti-Surge and Speed Control Systems
  • o Burner management and flame detection systems
  • o SMART instrumentation and bus systems
  • o Understand P&ID and Instrumentation drawings
  • o Project Handling Experience
  • o SAP: Maintenance and Material management & Purchasing
  • o Hazardous installation in petrochemical industry.

Required outputs: Management

  • o Contribute to Effective Maintenance Strategies
  • o Assist with planning and executing of Shutdown system tests.
  • o Managing Unit Shutdown plans – instrumentation.
  • o Project management execution
  • o Coaching and leading artisan team.

Required outputs: Area team

  • o Technical Support to area team.
  • o Assist with area fault finding and incident investigation initiatives
  • o Support is tam goals and actions.


  • o Configuration and repair of instrumentation and systems.
  • o Configuration and repair of Anti-Surge, Speed Control, ESD and PLC Systems.
  • o Verify designs for instruments – new modifications on Instruments in production plants.
  • o Ensure that Instruments designs and subsequent installations comply with OHS Act requirements.
  • o Design and/or verify PLC, DCS and Shutdown Safety Systems and protection schemes.
  • o Investigate and implement new technologies to improve the reliability of Instruments and quality of measurement within the refinery.
  • o Liaise with vendors and other Sasol BU’s to improve the quality of instrument installation and measurements.

Job Requirements

  • o National Diploma in Engineering (T3/S4) (must)
  • o Artisan Trade Test will be a recommendation
  • o 4 years maintenance experience in a petro-chemical industry.
  • o Driver’s Licence

Personal Attributes

  • o Good communication skills
  • o Negotiation skills
  • o Organizational skills
  • o Computer literate
  • o Be creative and Inventive
  • o Work independently
  • o No Acrophobia (Heights)
  • o Good Interpersonal skills

How to Apply:

Click on this link to apply online

Deadline: 04/07/2013

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