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Career Opportunities: Shiftboss (Production): SASOL

Closing date:                         13 December 2019

Operating entity:                   Sasol Mining (Thubelisha)

Geographical area:               Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply feedstock for our Southern African integrated value chain. The coal supplied to Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) is mainly used as gasification feedstock and some is used to generate electricity. The coal supplied to Sasolburg Operations (SO) is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers via the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.                  

To manage, lead, organise and control production and to provide the leadership required to create a high-performance team capable of reaching all of its set targets.  Execute the statutory duties according to Regulation 2.15.1 in his / her area of responsibility.


  • (Safe Production) –Carry out on a day to day basis – planning, organising, control and leadership that ensure that departments KPI’s are met –to produce safe coal by ensuring
  • Implement operational projects, ensures operating compliance to Standard
  • Operating Procedures (SOP) in the appointed area of responsibility
  • Ensure availability of spares, equipment and resources required to ensure optimal production, including governance of Electronic timekeeping
  • Provide first-line solutions to employees reporting to him/her on any technical related problem
  • Safe Production – Support departments to achieve set targets by coordinating planning within the appointed area of responsibility
  • (Finance) – Control costs to ensure production volumes are achieved within budget
  • (SHE) – Ensure best in class safety performance and continuous improvement of key safety metrics to maintain required RCR
  • Provide on the job training, coaching and career development



  • In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups
  • Should you not receive any response from Sasol within 30 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful
  • In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment, as part of the normal pre-employment selection criteria

Qualifications and Experience:
-Grade 12 with Maths and Science

-Red Ticket
-Certificate in Blasting, Gas Testing, Competent A, First Aid

-Mine Overseer Certificate of Competence (Wish)

-Minimum 5 years total relevant experience as a Miner


-Diploma with Certificate in Blasting, Gas Testing, Competent A, First Aid

– Minimum 2 years experience as a Miner




  • Self Mastery- Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting
  • Partnership Leadership
    • Influential – Persuades and influences stakeholders, builds relationship and partnerships for win-win outcomes
    • Collaborative – Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries


Functional / Technical

  • Supporting the mine in delivering on safe production within the budgeted allowances for engineering maintenance, balancing production targets with maintenance practices
  • Managing relationships between the mining and engineering departments
  • Ensuring that the various sets of legal requirements and engineering principles are met within the operational environment
  • Influx of new technology that requires a highly skilled workforce to manage the complexity
  • The management of service providers operating in the area of responsibility, providing sufficient supervision
  • The management of the procurement and supply side of the operational environment


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

Please note that the Sasol Group/ Sasol Mining will never request you to make cash deposits/ payments as part of the recruitment process.


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