Senior Reliability Engineer – Sasol Careers


Sasol Careers – A senior Reliability Engineer will apply Asset Management principles to enable the safe and cost-effective utilisation of assets throughout life cycle.

Asset Management is inclusive of maintenance (ensure equipment is safe, available and reliable to perform its function) and production (ensure safe and effective utilisation of equipment) management

Description / Key Accountabilities

  • Supply reliability metrics inputs into the RAM studies
  • Perform inherent risk analysis on equipment through conversion from RBI or facilitated sessions
  • Assist with the justification of critical spares holding as well as assessing optimal maintenance interventions through product life-cycle costing (LCC) analysis using the Salvo DST (or similar) software
  • Use RBI outcomes for pressure equipment and piping and through facilitated contact sessions for electrical, instrumentation and rotating equipment to indicate end of live and recommend renewal of the equipment
  • Equipment Maintenance Strategy (EMS) development and implementation through the application of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Risk Based Inspection (RBI) application on pressure vessels and piping
  • Deviation Management (DM) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) inclusive of quality reporting of the outcomes and health of the management system
  • Reliability Performance Tools & Techniques (RPTT) which relates to the use of SAP (CMMS) functionality and sources of data to be used in reliability, failure and data analysis as well as the reporting of bad actor equipment
  • Integrity studies to identify the cause of bad actor equipment and recommend possible solutions to improve performance
  • Integrate the outcome of Operate within Agreed Parameter (OWAP) monitoring initiatives by all engineering disciplines in support of managing the risk of equipment failure on operations
  • Apply the asset management process model (operations core processes) in the relevant operation department
  • Effectively and efficiently utilize engineering practices in the relevant operation department
  • Issue reliability engineering reports (reviews) at agreed intervals after thorough analysis (utilising various data sources) that gives clear guidance on focus areas for the improvement of plant reliability
  • Identify improvement opportunities that will help ensure that reliability engineering processes are effective and efficient and relates to the asset management model
  • Be the custodian of reliability business processes, procedures, work instructions and practices in the relevant operation department
  • Help to ensure that processes governed by reliability engineering are understood by all role players in the relevant operating department
  • Support the relevant personnel in the operations departments to obtain the necessary competence in reliability practices through training, facilitation and coaching
  • Play an important role in the prioritisation of improvement activities and projects within the operations departments based on the benefits of OEE improvements
  • Track the health of reliability governance processes in operations departments and influence proper application of such governance
  • Help to ensure that reliability metrics are established, optimised and the trends reported on to drive the continuous improvement of sustainable operations
  • Track and report on critical next steps from incident investigations of significant operations impact

Formal Education

University Bachelor’s Degree

Min Experience

8+ relevant years

Certification & Professional Membership

ECSA Registered Professional Engineer (wish)


Business Acumen:

  • An intuitive and applicable understanding of how a company or unit makes money.
  • Displays a thorough understanding of what drives profitability.
  • Maintains a market-focused approach to business.
  • Keeps an overall big picture understanding of the business and its interrelationships enabling a person to make better business decisions.
  • The ability to make good business judgments and quick decisions in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome.

Compliance: Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.

Continuous Process Improvement: The methodology followed for increasing the effectiveness and/or efficiency of a business process, often through automation.

Customer Focus: A continuing focus on the needs and requirements of customers and clients, anticipating their needs, remaining sensitive to customers while performing services for them, responsive to customer needs.

Decision Making: Ability to know when and what decisions should be made and to make several decisions simultaneously in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Leading change: Requires creating experiences for people that reveal new possibilities, while uniting them to drive strategies that harness the resources to win in the marketplace. It requires optimizing the culture of an organization while making investments to drive business growth – simultaneously

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.

Tech Savvy: Knowledge of the Information Technology Industry including trends, emerging technology, best practices, competition, regulations, and legislation.

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