VdE | Operador de Poço, Artesão- Senior | SASOL


Job Title: Snr Well Operator Process Artisan

Closing Date: 16 March 2023


Short Description/ Purpose of Job

A Well Operations Artisan operates Wells equipment, process equipment, systems, and processes for a specific plant/unit/Well-site within the Sasol environment to achieve production requirements in a safe manner


Recruitment Description/ Key Accountabilities

  • Draw an overview of the site and identify the different operating facilities, workshops, laboratories and service buildings
  • Identify and interpret key information presented on P&ID’s and Drawings
  • Comply with Safety policies and procedures"
  • Plant and Wells Process
  • Understand plant operating philosophy and strategy
  • Understand Wells completion and architecture
  • Comply with plant process operating practices and procedures
  • Understand and comply with Wells operations philosophy
  • Comply with isolation instructions and procedures
  • Conduct preparation for Start-up and Shut-down
  • Conduct valve line-up
  • Conduct routine duties
  • Recognize and act on abnormal conditions
  • Participate in Start-up and Shut-down activities
  • Plant Hazardous Materials
  • Describe the consequences of cross contamination
  • Explain how to prevent cross contamination
  • Prevent loss of containment
  • Respond to a loss of containment
  • Respond when someone has 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"
  • Quality
  • 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"
  • Interface with Maintenance
  • Communicate and follow up with maintenance on equipment availability and planned maintenance activities
  • Inspection
  • Perform inspections on Wells equipment and correct or report deviations
  • 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
  • Plant Trip settings
  • Understand 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
  • Plant Emergency Shutdown (ESD) Controls
  • Understand Wells 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

Technical Mechanical Certificate or equivalent

Relevant Well control or well integrity management certification


Minimum experience

Over 5 years of relevant field experience in Wells Operation and Maintenance



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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