Sasol Mining Electrical Apprenticeship Mpumalanga and Kzn

Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal

Closing date: 7 February 2020

Operating entity: Sasol Mining (Syferfontein)

Geographical area: Secunda, Mpumalanga

Role category: Process Implementation


Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply feedstock for our Southern African integrated value chain. The coal supplied to Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) is mainly used as gasification feedstock and some is used to generate electricity. The coal supplied to Sasolburg Operations (SO) is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers via the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.


Wiring, assembling and testing of underground machines.

Maintenance and installation of Electrical equipment (Specifically the proximity detection system on underground production machines).


  • Risk evaluations
  • Scheduling of work according to pre-determined needs
  • Extensive Daily Maintenance and housekeeping
  • Effective problem solving and defect reporting
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment
  • Deliver a service in accordance with customer requirements
  • Team performance management
  • Administrative management
  • Fault finding on underground machine
  • Wiring Pumps panels
  • Wiring feeder breaker panels
  • Wiring fletcher panels
  • Stripping different machine subs
  • Testing of different machine panels
  • Stripping different machine motors
  • Assembling different machine motors
  • Testing of different machine motors
  • Complete wiring of different machines at final assembly
  • Using of overhead cranes
  • Testing of different machines components and understanding the layout
  • Knowing different machine drawings


  • Adhere to all safety and work procedures and standards
  • Adapt and manage change
  • Ability to share knowledge
  • Knowledge of ISO system
  • Standby duties
  • Support QCDSM
  • Compliance to all legal requirements
  • General housekeeping
  • Satisfy customer needs
  • Give input on continuous improvement initiatives

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SAP) ( wish )
  • Team motivational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Committed to Sasol values
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Organising resources and initiative
  • Team leadership skills
  • Client orientation
  • Ability to operate independently as well as in a team



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 pre-employment selection criteria.


  • N3 Electrical or Grade 12 with Maths and Science
  • Trade Test Certificate – Electrical
  • Valid Code B license (Wish)
  • Flameproof certificate (Wish)
  • Ability to obtain Red ticket

Specific experience:

  • Ability to read electrical drawings and interpret them
  • Underground experience as an artisan is crucial
  • Trouble shooting and fault finding rectification defects
  • Planning and execution of tasks
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience (Including NQF Level 4 Training) in maintenance of production machines



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


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.

How to Apply

Apply directly from Sasol Career site, click here