Hard work, low compensation
Process Operator (Current Employee) – Secunda, MP – February 7, 2015
Clock in at 05h00 on a morning shift, shift only start at 05h30 officially and it's a 12 hour shift, which means we clock out at 17h30.
And clock in at 17h00 on a night shift and clock out at 05h30 the following morning.
I have gained experience in the following:
• Maintain the integrity of the process plants at all times.
• Manage and co-ordinate 4 field operators.
• Commission and decommission the Synthol process plant.
• Decision making outside on the plant.
• Manage all maintenance activities, tagging of equipment, blank lists, hot & cold work permits outside in the field.
• Punching with maintenance department.
• Risk management.
• Co-ordinate start-up & shutdown activities in the field.
• Gas and explosion testing.
• Ensure that plant readings are taken and deviations rectified.
• Train operators according to plant operational standards.
• Problem solving & plant optimization.
• Manage safety watchers.
• Plant inspections and fault finding.
• Take charge during emergencies.
Management don't value the workers as they should, we are underpaid and complain actually puts you in a position you don't want to be in. Yearly merit suffers accordingly.
I can work with anybody, I believe that team work is essential to success
The hardest part of the job is feeling unappreciated and knowing that your assign Training officer doesn't support you.
medical and pention fund
low compensation not even close to international standards, training is poor or none existed, we must do standby over our off weekends but there is no standby allowance.