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Short Description/ Purpose of Job

Performs chemical and physical analysis on samples to pre-defined standards in support of operational processes.

Recruitment Description/ Key Accountabilities

Analyze samples in a chemical/physical laboratory applying basic analytical methods and equipment;

Prepare analytical samples (in process and final);

Prepare chemical reagents;

Run calibrations and analytical standards;

Set up and prepare testing equipment;

Apply principles and concepts of Good Laboratory Practice;

Apply concepts of gravimetric methods;

Apply concepts of titration methods;

Apply concepts of pH, ion selective and conductivity measurements;

Apply concepts of physical analytical methods;

Apply workplace primary sample preparation practices;

Analyze samples in a chemical/physical laboratory applying advanced analytical processes and using complex equipment Apply concepts and principles of spectrophotometric processes (UV-visible, Infra-red and Near infra-red, Raman, NMR, etc.;


Capture and handle data;

Capture data and report Identify, report and re-do samples when deviations occur;

Apply good laboratory practices;

Keep track of consumables and report shortages;


Conform to all legal requirements, e.g. OSH Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act;

Conform to relevant Sasol procedures;

Conform to all applicable ISO standards;

Identify and report unsafe products, e.g. chlorine identification;

Participate in incident investigations;

Conduct safety inspections;

Act as floor controller;

Adhere to safety rules, e.g. PPE regulations;

Work independently;

Effectively plan own work activities;

Innovation and improvement results make suggestions and contribute to safety improvements;

Leadership and Values

Team development;

Participate in on-the-job training;

Own performance;

Participate in KPI and PDP discussions;

Ensure performance against PDP;

Ensure own delivery on PDP actions;

Relationships, teamwork and Collaboration;

Customer contact and service deliver;

Comply with SLA with customers;

Formal Education

Medium Level on Analytical Industrial Chemistry or University Graduate on Analytical Industrial Chemistry

Min Experience

3+ relevant years


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.




Closing Date: 07 January 2022

Paulo Thembue

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