Sasol: Machine Operator X12

Closing date: 30 August 2019

Operating entity: UBE: Mining (All Mines)

Geographical area: South African Mining operations


An operator in production provides support in the operation of machines for a specific mine/section/plant within the Sasol Mining environment, to achieve production requirements in a safe manner.
  • Ensure machine is constantly in a safe operable condition (completion of pre-check list)
  • Demonstrate skill in the operation of machine
  • Execution of daily tasks as per instructions and/or planned schedule
  • Identification of any abnormal conditions and reporting thereof
High Level competencies
  • Operate 1 mining production machine
  • Applying relevant knowledge and skills of machines, tools and equipment to adhere to standards and production targets.
  • Visual inspection of working environment ensuring safety standards are adhered to and reporting any unsafe conditions.
  • Complete assigned tasks accurately and ensure working areas and machinery are clean and in good condition.
  • Function efficiently and effectively as part of a team to work towards achieving team goals.
  • Sensitive on how your actions affect the cost of your team, identify and act on cost saving initiatives.
Please note the following clauses:
  • The Sasol Group / Sasol Mining will never request you to make any cash deposits/payments as part of the recruitment process.
  • In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.
  • In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.
  • Gr12 / N3 / NCV Level 4 ( Preference will be given to candidates with Maths & Science as subjects)
  • Valid Mining production machine license (Roofbolt; Shuttlecar; Continuous Miner; LHD/EIMCO) Attach copy of your license/s to your application
  • Competent B Certificate (applicable to Roofbolt operators)
  • Gas testing (5 gasses)

Awareness of

  • Mining processes & methods
  • Mine infrastructure
  • Water reticulation
  • Ventilation systems
  • Machines & equipment management


  • Leadership:
  • Self-Mastery – Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.
Functional / Technical:
Proficient in
  • Safety Awareness
  • Safety Procedures
  • Knowledge of major hazards
  • Knowledge of critical controls
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Standard Operating Procedures and Code of Practice applicable to tasks (SOP and COP)
  • Mine Health & Safety Act
  • Interpret written information & work’s instructions
  • Roof and sidewall control
  • Cutting sequence
Personal attributes
  • Team Orientated
  • Proactive
  • Self-Disciplined
  • Follow instructions
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Continuous Improvement/Flexibility
Note: Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void.
The Sasol Group / Sasol Mining will never request you to make any cash deposits/payments as part of the recruitment process.
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