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.
The purpose of the job is to support the process engineering strategy with respect to meeting production targets, providing process engineering technical support and identifying improvement opportunities.
The incumbent will be expected to contribute unit-specific technical input into daily assurance process, taking upstream and downstream units into account.
The incumbent will report to the Engineering Lead and will not have any direct reports. FUNCTIONAL OUTPUTS : Accountable to define "Operate within agreed parameters" (OWAP) and optimum window in which the business operating units should be operated Accountable to monitor and identify improvement opportunities to ensure plants operate within the OWAP Understand optimum operating windows, deviations and preventative measures Assimilate and contextualise data for inputs into Volume Protection Plan (VPP) and assess VPP effectiveness Contribute technical inputs into VPP and identify risk of deviation Interpret and understand own business unit drivers for input into improvement plans Deliver technical track and process related inputs required on small to medium projects (tier 3-5) in accordance with sound established engineering principles and standards to satisfy business requirements Accountable for implementation of reporting as required.
Accountable for his / her own safety and safety and for implementation and compliance to the systems aimed at ensuring safety.
JOB REQUIREMENTS : In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.
Qualifications : A minimum of a BSc (Chemical Engineering) or BEng (Chemical) engineering degree (Must) Experience : A minimum of 6-8 years’ relevant experience (Must) Proven track of satisfactory performance (Must) Knowledge of the SSO value chains and Gas Circuit (Gas Reforming) will be a strong advantage Conceptual and strategic development experience will be an advantage KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED : Leadership Self-mastery Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.
Business Leadership Business-focused Demonstrates commercial acumen, a global mind-set and exercises sound judgement. Results-focused Achieves results through others and holds them accountable.
Functional / Technical : Proactive identification of process deviations, threats, risks and opportunities through monitoring of unit operations and ensure inclusion into improvement plans / VPP Compile loss accounting and translation of losses into improvement plans Monitor and interpret performance on technical drivers, constraints and levers on unit operations level, taking upstream and downstream units into account Ensure unit and system heat maps and reporting on efficiencies, losses and integrity concerns are executed Ensure data assimilation and contextualisation to identify opportunities for input into process related improvement plans / technical landscape Accountable for shutdown support with respect to process equipment integrity and improvement idea generation Ensure process integrity of equipment is restored through inspections and recommendation of improvement opportunities during shutdowns Monitor effectiveness of VPP and adherence to yields supplied for planning and scheduling processes Ensure that reports are issued as per requirements Monitor energy usage and identify improvement opportunities Ensure that plant reliability, volume and unit cost are quantified and improved Ensure process engineering input into operating manuals, including start-up and shutdown procedures as well as training manuals Provide process engineering support and input to small to medium projects (tier 3-5) such as : Process design (conceptual, basic engineering and some detail) Participation in design and safety reviews Ensure appropriate governance are applied with regard to the process scope (conformance to standards and specifications) Support start-up and commissioning Supply techno-economical input into business cases Compliance with project milestones and metrics Conceptual design of potential plant improvement initiatives Ensure that optimum solutions are achieved for opportunities identified Analyse and understand the root cause of deviations that occurred on unit operations Ensure quality inputs of own work Ensure plant basic documentation and systems are in place and at required standard (mass balances, energy balances, fingerprinting, MSR's, operating envelopes / philosophies, critical parameters and levers and predictive monitoring tools) Comply to internal Sasol guidelines and policies Ensure well documented Root Cause analyses for all significant loss incidents and major equipment failures Actively identify process safety threats and ensure that mitigation plans are in place Technical input into Hazops, PFD and MFD reviews (Fulfil role of technical representative) Demonstrate fundamental documentation and tools are in place and still relevant Compliance with internal guidelines & policies e.
g. MOC process followed Behavioural : Maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders Provide services to follow a standard set in the Sasol Operational Framework Provide input concerning best practices, lessons learned etc.
to Engineering Centres of Excellence Execute the SHE strategy to achieve zero harm Identification, quantification and mitigation of process safety risks Zero process safety incidents Delivery on process safety management elements Behaviour Based Safety compliance Integrated Management Safety compliance Recordable Case Rate improvement / compliance Determine discipline specific focus areas Compliance with legal requirements Quality control of delivered services audited as required