Refinery and Ethanol Plant Supervisor

19 June 2024

Website Toongaat Hulett Triangle

Purpose of Role

To run the Refinery and Ethanol Plants at optimal efficiency and minimum losses, on a shift basis.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manages shift workers to achieve set production targets for white sugar and ethanol at minimum to no loss of production.
  • Recommends plant upgrades and changes to plant operations to improve production efficiency.
  •  Compiles stoppage and fault reports for down time analysis.
  • Conducts annual vessel/equipment inspections and recommends off crop work to restore vessel integrity.
  • Initiates purchase requisitions and plans availability of chemicals to ensure consistent run of the plant.
  • Routinely checks and enforces safe storage and handling of process chemicals.
  • Leads in shift SHE risk assessment and compiles annual SHE action plans.
  • Participates in department SHE Meetings and huddles.


Qualifications and Experience

  • A Diploma in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry/Sugar Technology/Food Science is a requirement.
  • A Degree in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years working experience as a Process Supervisor in a sugar manufacturing industry.
  • Good computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good communication skills.
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