Artisan Gr 1: Electrician at Sasol

Closing Date: 29 December 2017  
Business Unit:  Natref  
Location: Free State Sasolburg  
Reports to: Foreman : Electrical  
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Artisan Gr 1: Electrician


Process Implementation

Level of Experience: At least 08 years’ experience as Artisan (mandatory)


NB: “Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, specifically as per our Employment Equity targets within Natref”

Position Summary  
An Artisan – Electrician supports production by providing effective equipment maintenance and reliability while adhering to procedures/codes, and utilising all available support resources to increase stability and maintain sustainability of the plant. The Artisan to perform Shift Electrician work.  
Job Requirements  
Qualifications and expertise required (Must)

  • Grade 12 with Maths, Science and English or N3 Maths, Science and Business English
  • NQF 4 trade test
  • NQF 4 qualification (CHIETA/MQA preferred)
  • Section 28 trade tested artisan, appointed after RPL completed
  • Drivers Licence


Additional Requirements

  • Complete trade generic and plant/area specific competency assessment.
  • Statutory requirements:
  • Permit to work acceptance (As Recipient / executor) where applicable
  • Basic rigging (5T) as per BU need, scaffold user training, behaviour based safety training, basic OSH act course (2 days).
  • Basic computer literacy (basic navigation e.g. ESS)
  • Applicable statutory requirements according to BU needs.
  • Must have own transport and be able to do standby duties
  • The artisan must have done or exposure to Shift Electrician’s work before.



Competency Indicators
Business and financial results

  • Proven competence in pre-identified areas per discipline of the plant/equipment/systems (proven. application of training) for artisan grade.
  • Understand and use the plant/mine maintenance documentation system.
  • Understand planning work management system.
  • Relevant plant/mine specific/basic process knowledge (defined per discipline).


Assessment Criteria

  • Compliance to Plant/Mine Specific Technical training matrices and task observations (Foreman & Training personnel feedback)
  • Execute critical tasks and assessed and recorded by assessor. E.g. Forman, Trainer, etc.
  • Signed off job cards, permits, inspection checklists, etc. (Evidence of documents)
  • Conduct quality equipment/plan inspections. (Job cards initiated from inspection).
  • Work management adherence (Can explain to Foreman).
  • Demonstrates applicable process knowledge (Can explain the basic process).



  • Compliance of Safety Management Systems e.g. IMS, MBO, etc.
  • Able to apply emergency procedures.
  • Read, interpret, and implement task risk assessment.
  • Hazard identification/task risk assessments.



Assessment Criteria

  • Conducts relevant inspections (Inspections completed).
  • Knowledge of and reacts to emergency procedures and exercises appropriately (Feedback from Foreman/Emergency controllers).
  • Tasks executed/assessed according to specified requirements (Feedback from Foreman).
  • Participates in Hazard identification and task risk assessments (Training records).




  • Share knowledge with junior artisans in known
  • Daily activities executed according to plan.
  • Completes tasks according to planning schedule.
  • Supervisor fully informed regarding work progress.
  • Correct root cause identification.
  • All risks identified in tasks carried out by artisans.
  • Good housekeeping observed by supervisor.
  • Plan, Organise and coordinate team tasks, socials , etc
  • Demonstrate skills in engaging learners in groups, and ensuring skills transfer viz. presents material in an interesting and understandable way, uses practical demonstrations, etc. Improved competence and confidence of artisans as a result.
  • Can operate without direct supervision on specified equipment (Foreman feedback).
  • Evidence of on-the-job informal knowledge sharing with junior artisans.


Leadership and growth results

  • Quarterly performance appraisal is conducted.
  • Personal development plan progress/completion.


Customer and relationship results

  • My IMS inspections completed.
  • Demonstrates openness to feedback from leader and team. Communicates effectively with peers. Shares knowledge.
  • Correct root cause identification and potential deviation analysis conducted.
  • Customers are informed of work progress.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the plant by explaining plant process flows. Demonstrates influence and leadership in taking control of the situation.


Innovation and Improvement Results

  • Ensures the correct history feedback is captured to improve renewals/ upgrades and critical spares are replaced.
  • Gives input at “toolbox talks” to improve plant safety.
  • Gives input and interacts in PDAs and RCAs to improve plant safety and stability.
  • Spot continuous improvement opportunities in own work area.




  • Knowledge and skills of Emergency Procedures
  • Switchgear
  • Electrical control systems
  • Electrical drawings
  • Transformers
  • Electrical motors
  • Direct Current Systems
  • Cables
  • Earthing systems
  • Variable Speed Drives
  • Electrical Actuators
  • Heater Systems
  • Alarm Systems
  • Cathodic protection systems
  • Mechanical seals


Personal Attributes

  • Team orientated
  • Proactive
  • Self-disciplined
  • Analytical thinker

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