VdE | Operador de Poço | Sasol Moçambique

Job TitleWell Operator


Ref no: 103442


Closing Date: 07 January 2022


Org Structure No:




Energy Business


Business Unit:

EBU: Gas Sourcing & Ops


City / Town:



Short Description/ Purpose of Job

A Well Services Artisan operates process equipment, systems and processes for a specific plant/unit within the Sasol environment to achieve production requirements in a safe manner – from the old career guide


Recruitment Description/ Key Accountabilities

Draw an overview of the site and identify the different operating facilities, workshops, laboratories and service buildings

Identify the key information presented on P&ID’s

Comply with policies and procedures"


Plant Process

Explain the plant operating philosophy and strategy

Comply with plant process operating practices and procedures

Comply with isolation instructions and procedures

Conduct preparation for Start-up and Shut-down

Conduct routine duties

Recognize and act on abnormal conditions

Participate in Start-up and Shut-down activities


Plant Hazardous Materials

Comply with the storage requirements for hazardous material

Describe the consequences of cross contamination

Explain how to prevent cross contamination

Respond to a loss of containment

Respond when you or a colleague come into contact with a hazardous material"


Plant Handover

Compile a shift log of information and data

Participate in shift handovers

Present all relevant handover information to the incoming operator

Check and confirm that the information contained in the handover situation is correct

Explain why it is important to complete all documentation clearly and accurately

Identify the consequences of not checking and confirming handover information"



Identify the importance of product quality


Radio Communications

Communicate, seek clarification and command situations on the radio system Ensure compliance with the company radio policy"


Plant Maintenance Supervision

Outline the role of the operator when maintenance teams are working on the plant Identify the differences between company and contractor maintenance"



Complete inspections of minor plant and equipment


Plant Alarm settings

Perform corrective action on receiving a high priority alarm

Communicate actions taken to rectify the alarm

Return process to normal operating parameters

Identify alarm settings on Alarm Detail page

Monitor suppressed alarms regularly to ensure relevance

Describe actions to be taken for nuisance alarms"


Plant Trip settings

State the different reasons for bypassing a trip device

Explain other protection devices in place in the event of the failure of a trip device

Explain the permission restrictions to prevent inadvertent bypassing of trip devices

Bypass and re-instate trip settings and explain the allowable circumstances for maintenance or procedural activity

Log and communicate accordingly the reasons for bypassing the device"


Plant Distributed Control System (DCS) Functions

Explain the key components, roles and purpose of a DCS

Navigate the DCS

Apply DCS permissive systems (start-up interlocks)

Describe DCS permissive systems (start-up interlocks)

Analyze trends and interpret trends

Interrogate event history

Apply maintenance overrides"


Plant Emergency Shutdown (ESD) Controls

Describe the ESD function

Perform ESD actions

Demonstrate cause and effect knowledge in ESD application"


Formal Education & Min Experience

NQF Level 4 Occupational

NQF Level 4 Vocational

Relevant Well control or well integrity management certification



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

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.

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

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