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Sappi Southern Africa

Tugela Mill

Operator: SLS (Grade - 13)


To effectively manage and control resources within the area of responsibility (SLS Spray dryer & bagging plant) with the objective of producing quality and quantity products according to customer requirements, mill standards and Plant objectives.


Conducts Plant inspection to ensure that the equipment is in a safe working condition.
Operates fork lift to transport Sodium Ligno-sulphonate bags.
Prepares Spray dryer for start-up and shut down according to procedure and quality requirements.
Monitors plants and reports on quality defects.
Conducts Isolation permits on request from Eng. and Cleaning Staff.
Operates Over Head Crane.
Monitor levels of SLS stock in day storage.
Controls SLS stock in day storage by assisting to move stock to Warehouse.
Fill SLS powder into bags and seal bags prior to storage.
Label SLS powder bags with barcode tags.
Clearing blockages in lines, pumps, rotary valves, scrubber, etc.
Monitoring sump levels for prevention of effluent spillages
Takes samples for laboratory testing.
Follow all reasonable instruction given by Foreman and Copeland operators.
Reports on all defects and equipment malfunctions to Process Operator, Pulp Foreman and Eng. Personnel.
Regularly Inspects equipment for preventative maintenances purposes.
Completes plant checklist and create SAP notifications for all defects.
Comply with all relevant SHEQ requirements of the job.
Identify and take corrective action in terms of SHEQ conditions and hazards.
Maintains a high level of good housekeeping in the workplace at all times.


Chemical Recovery Circuit
Root Cause Analysis
Lean Manufacturing
Techniques for Hazard Identification and Control
Incident Investigation
Autonomous Maintenance
Workplace Safety
Environmental Risk Management 

Matric and/or N3 Pulp and Paper Certificate (4 subjects) and/or Relevant NQF Level 4 Qualification
Computer Literate (MS Office Package)
Minimum 6 Month’s Plant Operations Experience

Closing Date of application: 29 January 2018

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