Sebetsa Staffing Solutions - Senior Process Engineer

Durban 2 years ago Permanent Market Related

Job Summary

Landfill Process Engineer will be in charge of the performance of the treatment of the landfill leachate, and in the future additional Hazardous Liquid Waste.


Key Objectives:

  • Improve the Leachate Treatment Plan 
  • Upgrade the leachate treatment and treat in addition liquid HW
    • Coordinate the feasibility study with the DTP
    • Coordinate the project

Duties & Responsibilities


Performance monitoring

  • Monitors and reports performance of Leachate Treatment Plant on a day-to-day basis. Makes materials / energy balances.
  • Monitors and reports on pollution control activities as assigned. Studies and recommends ways of reducing pollutant level in plant effluents.
  • Participates in other environmental efforts. Participates in energy conservation.
  • Participates in the chemical /additive / supporting systems activities for the Leachate Water Treatment Plant including consumption, budgeting, evaluations, ordering .
  • Ensures timely preparation and analysis of regular reports as required.
  • Remains available for consulting / on-call, after office hours.

Plant capabilities testing and following up

  • Conducts test runs to determine process or equipment limitations as assigned.
  • Analyses results and suggests modifications to increase throughput or improve performance.
  • Keeps abreast of technical developments related to HW Liquid Treatment Plant maintains up-to-date knowledge of capabilities of process units.

Performance optimisations

  • Participates and contributes to the performance improvement strategies of the department.
  • Advises changes in mode of operation or revamp of existing units to improve yield / quality of products. Evaluates economics of such changes or revamps and follows up their implementation and operation. Performs trouble shooting and devises means of solving operating problems.
  • Identifies energy conservation opportunities for assigned units and prepares necessary MOC documents.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Degree in Bachelor of Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Shall have a minimum of 5 to 10 years working experience in the Technical Services - Process related to Landfill leachate with potential mix of other liquid hazardous waste.