Feb 10, 2021
(Fulco) (83162) Requisition ID 83162 - Posted 02/03/2021 - South Africa - Mpumalanga Job Description Print Preview Email Job to Friend Return to List
Job Req Id: 83162
Role category: Process Optimisation
BU name: UBE: Mining, Various Shafts
Geographical area: Secunda
End date of advert: 31 August 2021
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.
Purpose of Job / Role intent
This position will be in support of Full Calendar Operation (Fulco) at Sasol Mining.
Safe Execution of maintenance work for all Control Monitoring, Communication networks and Instrumentation equipment at the Colliery. Accountable for execution of maintenance and inspection work to Ensure Digital System Integrity (100% reliable), uptime and Asset Health, Legal digital equipment safety standards and equipment reliability and functional performance as per design specification
Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, machine control instrumentation, and machine connectivity applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry and electronic and electrical testing
Safely execute all work in Digital Domain Routine, Backlog and P&CM ensuring compliance to maintenance master schedules backlog, and daily WBS,
Maintenance and expansions of Collieries' process control network (PCN) and underground business network, including underground WiFi, at set standards, along with the software and hardware equipment on the Collieries' Industrial IT on these networks
Ensure the uptime and reliability of these networks, systems and equipment
Software management and governance, including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), e.g. SCADA, Joy Connect (or equivalent from other suppliers), firewalls and work management applications on mobile devices Responsible for hardware included, e.g. network equipment, servers, underground mobile devices (UMDs), power line modems, Mobile Communication Units (container) and digital sensors
Critical link to manage provision of real-time data from operations to IOC and planning and scheduling
Accountability for MES, underground connectivity, device and system availability
Maintain support from the control room
Ensure System of proper handover and sign off takes place to the Operations once scheduled maintenance work is completed
The management of service providers OEMs operating in the area of responsibility, providing sufficient supervision
Uptime on communication, networks and Digital equipment
Safety Performance IFR
Compliance to Maintenance, 2 week and 12 week WBS
Make use of the following Process Enablers:
● COC IOC monitoring of reliability and accuracy of digital equipment outputs
● Work Management System - Maintenance Master schedules and SAP
● Defect identification and elimination process.
● System Backups and redundancy of critical systems and critical spares
Attendance at different forums to report on:
● Statutory and Legal compliance etc
● Weekly VPC and 12 week WBS updates - Compliance to plan
● Colliery Engineering VPC inputs
Leadership and values:
Ensure alignment between Digital and C&I team
High level of cognitive and learning ability -this environment is expected to grow in extent and complexity as digital enablement growths with wider adoption of wearables, sensors and reliance on real-time data from equipment.
Need to collaborate extensively with other digital specialists and service providers.
Strong operational and technical knowledge – high level fault finding and diagnostic skills.
Key Specialist skills in the Digital team at colliery level.
Technical expertise specialist Knowledge including Fault finding and safe maintenance practices. Need a continuous improvement attitude to ensure sustainability.
Strong systems thinker and problem solver.
Display high level of Credibility and strong.
Critical role to ensure a connected mine with real-time information to enable short interval control of operations.
MES, underground connectivity, device and system availability.
Self Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.
Relationships, Teamwork and Collaboration:
OEM engagement and management
Work closely with Chief Technician from C&I
Ensure alignment and support from central C&I and digital teams
Build good internal and external relationships
Strong systems thinker and problem solver with deep understanding of systems integration and relevant technologies. Need a continuous improvement attitude to ensure sustainability
Strong operational knowledge and empathy / client focused
Ensure credibility in the workplace
Good understanding of the Sasol processes, culture, values, strategic objectives, etc Minimum Qualifications and Experience required
"Please note that the Sasol Group / Sasol Mining will never request you to make cash deposits / payments as part of the Recruitment process"
1. In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.
2. In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.
Relevant B-Tech/ B-Eng or Higher Diploma Computer literacy in Excel, Word, Power Point, SAP etc Valid Driver’s license Typically 5 years’ experience. ECSA registration will be to your advantage
Secunda, South Africa