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Mechanical Fitter Traineeship

November 21, 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.  Mechanical maintenance on TPS, Sulphur plant

  • Maintenance on mechanical equipment, first and second line
  • Fault finding Inspection of plant equipment
  • Comply to all relevant safety standards / codes
  • Identify all unsafe conditions and bring under attention of management


  • 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


  • National Senior Certificate Matric Gr 12 (with English, Mathematics and Physical Science) / N3 (equivalent to Gr 12 / Matric)
  • Qualified Artisan Fitter (NQF4 Sasol or equivalent), Trade test


  • Extensive experience after qualifying as artisan
  • Mechanical experience
  • Rotating equipment experience
  • Filter, pumps and valves
  • Extensive experience on mechanical maintenance in a Petro Chemical environment
  • Experience in Permit RSA
  • Willing to work shifts
  • Experience/maturity/accountability in accepting permits and supervising others
  •  Knowledge of basic process of a materials handling plant
  •  Knowledge of pumps and associated systems
  •  Experience on heat exchangers
  •  Experience on High Pressure Equipment’s (would be beneficial)
  •  Experience on ACID plants (would be beneficial
  •  Experience on fractionator columns
  •  Planning experience for shutdowns



  • 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.

Functional / Technical

  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Willing to do standby duty
  • Must have a valid driver’s license (code 10 would be beneficial)
  • Computer literate
  • Technical Knowledge of trade
  • Not afraid of height and confine spaces


  • Good physical health
  • Good interpersonal relations and leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Planning and organizational skills

How To Apply?

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Closing Date:27 November 2019

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Note: Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void.  If you don’t hear from us within a month (60 days) after the closing date of the advert, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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