Tongaat Hulett Starch: Field Operator X 2

Field Operator X 2


To monitor and control the process from the field, gather and record process data to meet volume, quality and effluent targets as per production plan. To communicate process abnormalities, field equipment failures to the supervisor and take corrective actions if necessary.


Core Competencies

  • Problem Solving
  • Inspires culture and values
  • Accountability
  • Operational Excellence
  • Customer focus
  • Team work


Leadership / Behavioural Competencies

  • Results focused
  • Innovation
  • Flexibility
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship building
  • Highly Performance driven
  • Interpersonal/communication skills


Technical Competencies


  • Forklift driver license
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Communication Skills – written and verbal
  • Basic computer skills
  • Time management
  • Basic Laboratory Skills
  • Plant or Process operation
  • Ability to identify spillage and safety hazards


  • Grade 12(Maths and Science)
  • Higher Certificate (NQF level 4 &5) or equivalent
  • National Diploma in Chemical Engineering (advantageous) 


  •   Experience of working in an Production or Process environment
  • Distributed control system (DCS) knowledge.
  • Demonstrated Planning and Organising …. 


  • 1-year experience in a production or process/

food manufacturing environment/ (FMCG will be advantageous)


  • Daily production plan: Monitor process and field equipment, collect and record data timeously to ensure process controller to the plant operates efficiency and effectively to meet targeted volume, rate and quality.
  • Monitor, record and report effluent deviation and  take corrective action
  • Inform the supervisor of process abnormalities that could negatively impact the achieving the targeted volumes, rates and quality.
  • Participate in the stock take activities
  • Achieve production targets.Proactively report potential and product spillage and leaks to minimise financial losses




  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with others on plant concerns.
  • Proactively builds professional relationships within and across teams.
  • Promote co-worker effectivenessAcross teams.



  • Demonstrates understanding of internal and external customer needs, expectations and delivers accordingly.
  • Participate in complaints investigations 

    Co-worker effectiveness

  • Liaise with team members about leave, shift cover, plant, and meetings.
  • Carry out proper shift handover as per work instruction.
  • On job training of production trainees
  • cooperate with maintenance departments, lab and other department for smooth running of plant.Process operation


  • Timeously collect, test and accurately record samples per standard procedure.
  • Collect chemical from stores and dose chemicals as and when required by the process controller.
  • Proactively identify potential process and equipment abnormalities, communicate possible solution to the supervisor
  • Perform regular plant inspections and checks on the field
  • Keep an accurate log of events, communication and shift performance reporting and ensure a proper and orderly shift handover
  • Communicate effluent incidents to the supervisor immediately on observation.
  • Make recommendations on updating of Work Instructions

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  • consultation with the supervisor
  • Taking chemical stock daily
  • Ensures plant effectiveness by carrying out critical process checks as per SOP.
  • Prepare daily, weekly chemicals stock / consumption reports and inform Supervisor for requesting stores stock items / chemicals necessary for operating the plant.
  • Taking stock dips daily/monthly and converting dips to actual.
  • Product transfer
  • Draw product effluent and condensate samples as per procedure.


  • Comply with all company Health, Safety and Environment, Food Safety as well as Work Permit, policies and procedures.
  • Maintains adequate housekeeping according to Company’s Procedures