Senior Artisan Instruments

at Sasol
Location Sasolburg, South Africa
Date Posted Sep 17, 2020
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time


    • Business and financial results
      • Proven competence in pre-identified areas of the plant/equipment/systems (proven application of training) for Senior Artisan – Instrument Mechanician.
      • Understand and use the plant maintenance documentation system.
      • Understand planning work management system.
      • Relevant plant specific/basic process knowledge (defined per discipline).
      • Compliance to Plant specific technical training matrices and task observation (foreman & training feedback)
      • Execute critical tasks and assessed and recorded by assessor, e.g. Foreman and Trainer
      • Signed off job cards, permits, inspection checklists etc. (evidence of documents).  Conduct quality equipment/plan inspections.  (Job cards initiated from inspection)
      • Work management adherence (can explain to Foreman).
      • Demonstrates applicable process knowledge (can explain the basic process)


      Technical/Operational/Functional results

      • Understanding of control systems emergency shutdown, programmable logic controller, distributed control system (ESD, PLC, DCS)
      • In-depth knowledge of field instrumentation (Level, flow, temperature, pressure)
      • Instrument construction (pipe/tube bending)
      • Knowledge of control valves (Calibration, fault finding, overhauling, smart positioners)
      • Understand trip systems


      Technical results – QA/QC and systems

      • Conduct discipline specific Quality control
      • Work effectively on shutdowns and/or normal operations
      • Read and interpret Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), loop drawings, Mechanical Flow Diagrams (MFDs)
      • Understand the management of change process
      • Hazardous area classification knowledge and applications


      Customer and relationship results

      • Ability to work with cross discipline functions to achieve results


      Leadership and growth results

      • Participates in daily morning meetings to discuss work assignments




      • In line with Natref’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.   


      Qualifications and expertise required (Must)

      • Grade 12 with Maths, Science and English or N3 Maths, Science and Business English
      • Relevant NQF 4 Instrument trade certificate Instrument and or
      • NQF 4 qualification (CHIETA/Mining Qualification Authority (MQA) preferred) and/or
      • Section 28 trade tested artisan, appointed after Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) completed
      • Must have at a Code 08 driver’s license
      • Level of Experience: 24 months experience as an Artisan Gr1:  Instrument Mechanician


      Additional Requirements

      • Complete centralised Training center Upgrading test
      • Complete plant specific practical evaluation (assessment panel agreed upon)
      • MS Office (excel, word)
      • SAP Knowledge
      • Must have own transport and be able to do standby duties




      Leadership Competencies


      Partnership Leadership

      • Ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders
      • Establish and build relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes
      • Build and establish core capabilities through partners and peers



      • Continuously develop self
      • Ambassador for living the Sasol Values


      Behavioral Competencies

      • Good verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability to work under pressure
      • Good interpersonal skills
      • Good problem solving skills
      • Planning, organising and coordination skills
      • Goal/achievement orientation
      • Openness to continuous learning
      • Value based behaviour
      • Liaise with production
      • Maintain a safe working area and good housekeeping
      • Job maturity
      • Sense of ownership
      • Able to work independently
      • Proactive identification of equipment failures in advance
      • Work according to work permit RSA


      Personal Attributes

      • Team orientated
      • Pro-active
      • Self-disciplined
      • Analytical thinker
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