Engineer II Instrumentation (APC/CRO)

November 15, 2019

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.

This job entails utilising technical knowledge in Advanced Process Control engineering to solve operational challenges in a dynamic petrochemical environment. The Advanced Process Control Engineer reports to the Engineering Lead for the APC/CRO team and will be responsible for the advanced control applications across the Secunda site. Travelling between control rooms on site as well as occasional standby support will be needed.

Develop new and maintain existing advanced control applications for processes across the site based on business requirements and benefits achieved. Support plants across site with troubleshooting process control related issues and provide solutions based on the specifics of the challenge and the control tools available.

Participate in stage gate reviews

Ensure compliance with legal and safety requirements

Discipline specific quality assurance

In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.

Driver’s license

B Eng. / BSc Eng. / B Eng. (Hons) (Chemical or Electronic) and/or M Eng. in Control Engineering (Wish)

Broad-based control engineering and specialisation in Advanced Process Control, Human Machine Interface applications with 8+ years in relevant industry.



  • 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.

Pursue excellence

Drive innovation and embrace change

Coach, mentor and guide less experienced engineers

Functional / Technical

Apply process control engineering best practices, lessons learnt and training.

Adherence to applicable specifications and procedures.

Design and implementation of process control technologies to improve yields, minimise costs and optimise production volumes.

PID, ARC, APC and AM performance metrics.


Active practicing of interpersonal skills required for productive working relationships and to work with, or through, others inside and/or outside (including suppliers) the organisation to get work accomplished.

Critical to this role are influencing, negotiating, maturity and emotional intelligence.

Operate successfully in a diverse (culture, roles, positions and levels, etc.) work environment.

Deliver and exceed on agreed performance agreement

How To Apply?

Apply Online Here For This Position

Closing date:25 November 2019

Geographical area:Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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

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