Sasol was an enjoyable place to work and I was fortunate to work with an array of diverse and qualified individuals.
A typical day at work started at 4:30 am with shift change. After making relief and being updated on any abnormal unit conditions or process equipment that was taken out of or put in service on the previous shift, we would have a brief shift meeting. After the meeting I would make a round and check all process equipment and depending on what the maintenance turn over list had, prepare any process equipment that was to be worked on that day. After making my initial round, I collected any daily, weekly or quartely quality and or environmental samples that were required. Some of the samples for the waste water unit and feed streams I ran myself and others were sent to Sasol's in house lab or sent to various outside contract labs.
During the course of my duties at Sasol, I often worked with various other employees such as other process technicians, maintenance, and engineering personnel. I found working with these employees to be both challenging and rewarding. When troubleshooting process problems employees from the aformentioned work groups would often work together with each group providing their own unique insight and abilities in hopes of solving the problem. With many different ideas from personnel from many different backgrounds, coming up with a unified soluition was at times challenging, but rewarding as well. In working closely with personnel from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, I have developed unique insights into troubleshooting and teamworking principles that I could not have attained by working solo.