Technician Electrical sassol

Org Structure No:


Energy Operations

Business Unit:

Energy Ops – Natref Operations



Short Description / Purpose of Job

Utilising sound level of experience in electrical engineering to be the Lead Electrical support to Operational plant, Electrical Maintenance, Electrical Projects & Reliability and Instrumentation maintenance, identify and out engineer route cause of electrical equipment failures, utilise electrical engineering systems, tools and standards (own, local and international) in own work and projects, and ensure the Natref electrical network is stable and reliable. 

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical support to address complex electrical problems and minimize production impact
  • Ensure coordination function is taken by engineering when production losses are incurred
  • Ensure correct root cause is identified and effective corrective actions are implemented to prevent re-occurrence of incidents Identify failure modes of equipment to pro-actively predict failures
  • Provide solutions on integrity issues or re-occurring faults within the plants. Develops and justify life extension strategies through engineer-out opportunities, improved maintenance practices, refurbishment and renewal
  • Sign off that critical work can be performed safely and all possible mitigation actions are taken to minimize risk
  • Ensure networks are established to give required expert advice and support on unique equipment in the plant
  • Mitigate risks with identified action plans Health monitoring of specific identified equipment.
  • Identify, complete and execute renewal Electrical plans within agreed time.
  • Ensure that Electrical objectives are achieved and work delivery on time, in scope and within budget Identify stakeholder needs to set specific Electrical strategies, requirements and action plans to meet the Electrical budget.
  • Project cost flow report updated monthly to ensure proper cost control over projects.
  • Consistently reduce all non-value adding work Cost optimisation by ensuring Electrical plans are effective.
  • To deliver electrical engineering operational support to ensure that the technical ability of Natref meets operating intent, whilst governing operational technical standards
  • To ensure installed assets are being operated at the most profitable operating window that will be determined by, but not limited to, throughputs, utility consumption, availability, reliability and quality
  • Know equipment failure modes and failure trends of electrical equipment to manage predictability Mitigate electrical risks through engineering out / improvement / renewal / re-design Job Profile-ENG16 Section 1:

Formal Education

National Diploma in Electrical Engineering / B-Tech in Electrical Engineering

Pr Technician/ Pr Technologist (Wish)

Qualified Electrical Artisan (Wish) 

Min Experience

Minimum of 5 years relevant experience within Petroleum environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Certification & Professional Membership



Collaboration: The action of working with someone to produce something

Compliance: Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.

Conflict Management: Ability to manage conflict, disharmony and strife among people and situations, while recognizing and addressing sensitivities.

Continuous Process Improvement: The methodology followed for increasing the effectiveness and/or efficiency of a business process, often through automation.

Critical reasoning: The action of critically thinking about something in a logical, sensible way and taking all factors into consideration.

Customer Focus: A continuing focus on the needs and requirements of customers and clients, anticipating their needs, remaining sensitive to customers while performing services for them, responsive to customer needs.

Decision Making: Ability to know when and what decisions should be made and to make several decisions simultaneously in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Execution capability: The underlying ability to execute a strategy/project or day to day work

Facilitation: The means of expediting a process or operation quickly and efficiently.  Particular focus is on meetings, but can include other processes such as the delivery of products and services where others are involved and their participation is critical to success.

Financial Management: Demonstrated knowledge and application of Financial Management, the strategic and functional management of the set of processes, customs, policies, laws, and institutions affecting the way the company’s finances are directed, administered, and controlled.

Integration: The consolidated view with various parts, circumstances, legislation, landscapes or aspects linked or coordinated.

Partnership Leadership: Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes. Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.

Problem Solving: Is a step-by-step process of defining a problem, searching for information, and testing a series of solutions until the problem is solved. In involves critical thinking, analysis and persistence.

Project Management: The process of planning, organizing, and managing tasks and resources to accomplish a well defined objective, usually within constraints of time, resources, and cost.

Relationship Management: The conscious aim to develop and manage long-term and/or trusting relationships with internal or external customers, distributors, suppliers, or other parties in an environment which can include marketing, selling, servicing and other areas where a relationship is crucial to on-going success.  At a senior level, it includes C-level relationships with senior management such as CEO [Chief Executive Officer], CIO [Chief Information Officer], and CFO [Chief Financial Officer].

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking  feedback and self-correcting

Situational Leadership: The ability to effectively deal with a variety of situations and circumstances that arise unexpectedly and requiring management action.

Total Quality Management: The strategy for continuously improving the quality of process output, based on five fundamental principles of Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Measurement, Total Involvement and Systematic Support.

Closing Date: 17 January 2022