Senior Instrument & Control Technician

Posting Date: Dec 11, 2023

Location: Sasolburg, Free State, ZA

Company: Sasol

Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company with a 70-year heritage. Through our talented people, we use our expertise and selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, manufacture and market chemical and energy products globally. When you join Team Sasol, you are joining a company that puts people at the center of everything we do.

Sasol invests in its employees along every stage of the career path and offers development opportunities to help you cultivate your career in a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Job Req ID


Closing Date

15 January 2024


Natref Operations



Purpose of Job

To perform routine maintenance, install complex digital and analog control systems, perform technical electronic, laboratory and field analysis, and repair and modify instrumentation and control systems to allow machines to reduce variability and run to the best of their abilities.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Execute appropriate maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments and control systems. 
Implement technical solutions based on practical and theoretical knowledge to multi-disciplinary project teams. 
Participate in upgrading instruments and installing new instrument and control systems for assigned projects. 
Examine existing instrumentation and control engineering criteria to determine necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated instruments. 
Provide technical inputs and recommendations to install, upgrade, or enhance new or existing instruments. 
Adjust control systems and perform operational tests of items for specified performance characteristics. 
Utilise accurate Distributed Control System (DCS) techniques to enhance performance. 
Conduct Failure Trend Analysis (FTA) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Propose ways to prevent future failure occurrences and modifications to procedures. 
Use predictive maintenance processes to identify and mitigate risks and avoid backlogs. 
Investigate and report incidents within set of guidelines. Carry out immediate corrective actions. 
Gather, track, and analyse graphs and statistical information. Generate reports and submit them to project teams. 
Document processes and track records of performed maintenance services. Diagnose and address future issues. 
Comply with condition monitoring programmes, engineering governance bodies, engineering standard operating procedures, and engineering principles and legislations. 
Apply evidence-based SHE practices in alignment with set standards for safe operations. 
Implement Sasol Group’s risk philosophy and enterprise risk management framework. 
Build and maintain positive relationships with team members and other relevant stakeholders to optimise the reliability and availability of instruments and control systems. 
Continuously improve own skills and knowledge. Complete, implement, and track personal development plan to attain personal performance goals.

Formal Education

Post School Tertiary Diploma (South Africa / Eurasia)

Min Experience

Experience: 7+ relevant years

Behavioural (BC) |Technical (TC) |Leadership (LC)


BC_Manages Complexity

TC_Troubleshoots Technical Issues

BC_Plans and Aligns

TC_Engineering design

BC_Directs Work

TC_Electrical Fundamentals

TC_Electrical Systems

BC_Action Oriented

TC_Engineering Implementation

Sasol is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Inspired by our Purpose of “Innovating for a better world”, Sasol acknowledges that diversity is intrinsic to the fabric of our organisation and is the key to our growth and success.  Sasol is committed to the full inclusion of all suitably qualified individuals.  Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups and people with disabilities according to Sasol’s Employment Equity Plan.  This includes reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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