Sasol Mining (Pty) LTD: Foreman Process Job Vacancy

Posted on :

15 Aug, 2010

Category :

Mining Jobs in South Africa

Sasol Mining South Africa is an energy and chemicals company. We add value to coal, oil and gas reserves, using these feedstocks to make liquid fuels, fuel components and chemicals through our unique Sasol proprietary technologies. We mine coal in South Africa and produce gas in Mozambique and oil in Gabon. Our chemical manufacturing and marketing operations span the globe.

In South Africa, we refine imported crude oil and retail liquid fuels through our network of retail convenience centres. We also supply fuels to other distributors in the region and gas to industrial customers in South Africa. Sasol is a family of businesses working in harmony to create new and dynamic products. Whether in chemicals, energy, liquid fuels or gas, our strength is in our structure.

We strive to be a respected global enterprise, working under the banner of a high-tech molecular symbol where the sum of the parts is equal to the whole.

That is why are looking for a Foreman Process (Ref No. 2754)

Closing Date:      2010-11-30

Business Unit:   Sasol Group Services

Location:              Secunda , MPU , SA

Reports to:         Section Leader

Job Type              Permanent

Level of Experience:       2-3 years

Job Position Summary

Purpose of the job: To lead and manage a production team to ensure integration and co-ordination across the supply chain to meet overall business goals.

Job specification

Specific experience required

•Minimum of 2 years experience in Process Operations in a petro chemical environment and Management at SPC level or higher (Is this not too low for a foreman. Should we not be specific ito petro chemical process operations)

Acting experience as Foreman (6 months minimum)

Required outputs: Functional

•Set team vision and goals

•Handle trips and emergency situations

•Issuing of permits

•Management of Lockout systems.

•Carry out critical task observations

•Employee management issues

•Identify training needs

•Supervise service providers and hired labour

•Ensure smooth plant operation

•Commissioning/Decommissioning of plant

•Knowledge of RMS system

•Be able to use SAP system

•Budget control.

Job Requirements

Qualifications required (Must)

•Grade 12 / N3 (Maths, Science & English) (NQF 4) Must

•T3 / National Diploma – Chemical (will be an advantage)


•Development of team members

•Coordination of team activities

•Liaise with clients and suppliers

•Execution of SHER activities

•Coordinate in-service-training

•Drive continuous improvement

•Liaise with all stakeholders

•Perform auditing function to ensure system compliance


•Key contribution/support role

Personal Attributes

Person attributes

Competencies (skills, knowledge and characteristics)

•People management

•Basic planning skills

•Leadership skills

•Cost control

•Problem solving & decision making

•Analytical Thinking

•Effective Communication

•Team player – working with diverse workforce

•Computer literacy (SAP / Microsoft)

•Optimising the value chain ( impact on other business units )

•Self discipline, (lead by example / assume ownership )

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