20, Feb 2019 -

Outside Operator Energy (Grade 11)

Outside Operator Energy (Grade 11)

Sappi Ngodwana Mill seeks to place a suitably qualified Outside Operator for the energy department to safely and efficiently operate the equipment and to ensure optimum production thereby reducing downtime.

REPORTING TO : Shift Superintendent - Energy


  • Take and hand over shift.
  • Control and audit the outside operating parameters functionality of all equipment.
  • Complete the pre-start-up inspection of all equipment.
  • Perform isolation on machine / equipment as and when required.
  • Shut down machine / equipment  as per required shut down procedure.
  • Report operating problems and abnormal plant conditions i.e. power failures, breakdowns and operating problems and corrective action taken to the Process Controller.
  • Report and record potential and actual production delays to the Process Controller.
  • Regularly inspect all equipment in the plant for potential problems by making use of the shift checklist and ensures corrective action is taken where necessary.
  • Take samples as and when required.
  • Conform and adhere to work and operating procedures and instructions.
  • Communicate with Process Controller.
  • Perform house keeping with the team - focus on area of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Process Controller or Shift Superintendent.


  • Communication
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Planning and organising
  • Pro-active
  • Initiative
  • Influence


  • Grade 12 (Maths and Science) or relevant NQF Level 4 Fossil Fuel boiler operation
  • N3 Pulp and Paper will be advantageous
  • SAP knowledge.
  • 3 Years relevant  production experience

Closing date for applications: 23 July 2018

HR Contact

Kgwerano Notoane 
011 407 8111

Feel free to visit our website for further information www.sappi.com 

Sappi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Should you not have been contacted within 14 days of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application unsuccessful


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