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  • Posted: Oct 27, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 4, 2020
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    Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemicals company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 30 300 people working in 33 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity...
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    Maintenance & Eng Planner

    CLOSING DATE: 1 November 2020


    The National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Natref) is a processing refinery owned by Sasol (Pty) Ltd (63,64%) and Total South Africa (36,36%). Natref is South Africa’s only inland crude oil refinery. This deep conversion refinery is designed to upgrade heavy, sour crude oil (oil with a high sulphur content) and yields about 89% white petroleum products.


    The purpose of the role is to enable plant stability through optimization of planning processes and provide support to operations through effective planning to ensure productive utilization of systems and processes. Execute the principles of effective and efficient planning by fully utilizing all the planning tools and resources. Report on own performance and identify areas for improvement in the complete process.


    • Successful execution of shutdowns, general overhauls (GO), turnarounds (TA), projects and complex jobs.
    • Managing work management for different resources according to work management process.
    • Execute ad hoc projects assigned by line manaement.
    • Evaluate and verify correctness of notifications and take action on deviations - (gate keeping function).
    • Support in supervisory capacity (if required) during shutdowns.
    • Contribute in shutdown program validation.
    • Planning and control of statutory work - ensure statutory process complience.
    • Have influence to reduce maintenance costs, optimise and reduce equipment down time.
    • Resource utilisation and effeiency Provide Bar/ Gantt chart programs for projects and complex jobs.
    • Ensure work package readiness for execution by arranging permits and getting confirmation of availability of equipment material/spares, services and resources.



    • Engineering National Diploma or
    • Grade 12 Maths, Science and English or equivalent ( full N3, with English), and
    • Relevant (Engineering/Process) Occupational Trade certificate NQF4


    • 4 years field experience as an Artisan or Technician
    • SAP PM module Experience (must)
    • Experience of Shutdown Planning activities
    • Experienced in Plant Maintenance Planning (must)
    • Multi discipline maintenance planning experience  (Operations/Mechanical/Welding/Electrical/Instruments) (must)
    • MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
    • General meeting facilitation
    • Practice sound Work Management
    • Understanding the concepts of Asset Management


    Leadership Competencies

    • Authentically and inclusively engages all stakeholders in developing business relevant solutions. 
    • A talent magnet. Proven ability to identify talent and further invest in talent.
    • Set example by positively supporting and living Sasol values.
    • Take responsibility to ensure successful planning actions for all maintenance desciplines.
    • Actively share expertise and do coaching within natural work team.

    Functional / Technical

    • To ensure current and updated task list for strategies and repetitive maintenance work.
    • Arrange and participate in plant works, compile scope of work and draw up detailed task list.
    • Successful implementation of planning processes within recommendations/inputs to improve processes where possible.
    • Have full understnding and effectively apply planning and related processes and procedures.
    • Ensure visibility of statutory equipment due/outstanding list with actions for adherence to legal complience.
    • Responsible to put action plans in place for outstanding and unplanned work.
    • Interact with stakeholders to improve and streamline the maintenance strategies.

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Build sound working relationships
    • Conflict resolution
    • Portray positive leadership and attitude
    • Problem resolution
    • Working under pressure
    • Work/life balance
    • Participation (team work)
    • Self-starter

    Note: Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sasol on to apply

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