SASA Job Vacancy as Technical Training Officer (Fitter & Turner) 2022


The South African Sugar Association (SASA) provides a diverse range of highly specialised services to the South African sugar industry and our activities are funded in the main by the sugarcane growers and sugar milling companies. Our mission is to provide specialist services that enhance the profitability, global competitiveness and sustainability of the South African sugar industry. We do this through the work of a number of our divisions including the SASA Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI), the Shukela Training Centre, Cane Testing Service, National and International Marketing including the Sugar Terminal at Maydon Wharf, Industry Affairs, Finance and External Affairs. We operate from numerous sites throughout the sugar belt, from Mpumalanga down to the lower South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, with our divisions in the main based at Mount Edgecombe near Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Learn more about our unique and fascinating business at, where you can also get more details about the work of our specialist divisions and get a good idea of what your life would be like if you were to join us!


Applications for (Technical Training Officer (Fitter & Turner)) must be submitted before the closing date on 13 December 2021

Please really application attention to the completeness of the application that will be sent to the selection committee is complete according to the requirements that have been set, in order to allow candidates to get the opportunity with what was expected.


How To Apply: (SASA Job Vacancy as Technical Training Officer (Fitter & Turner) ) 

It is recommended for those of you who want to register to really application attention to the requirements that have been determined, in order to get a better chance.


Job description

The Shukela Training Centre (STC) is a well-regarded training institution started over 40 years ago that delivers high quality engineering & agricultural training to learners in the sugar and other industries.  

Skilled artisans are critical to addressing todays' economic challenges and we would like to give you an opportunity to contribute to the training and development of up and coming artisans.

We have an employment opportunity for an experienced Technical Training Officer – Fitter & Turner, reporting to the Technical Training Manager.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for delivering theoretical and practical training to aspiring artisans. Tasks will include (but not limited to):

Ensuring that instruction is given by means of appropriate training methods which ensures that students receive full coverage of the relevant syllabus.

Supervising, mentoring, coaching and instructing Learners.

Conducting assessments, trade tests, moderations and learner performance evaluations.

Maintaining learner records including writing of reports, generating certificates and assisting in the compiling of POEs.

Designing, developing and preparing quality training materials as well as ongoing refinement to training modules and programmes to enhance learning understanding.

 Assisting in implementing customised training courses to meet customer specific needs.

Maintaining an "expert" knowledge level of the relevant trade through the undertaking of projects and continuous professional development.

Ensuring that training equipment is kept in good working order and appearance and in a ready for use for each class.

Building in students a "Safety begins with me" work ethic;

Carrying out special assignments and projects each year as delegated by management

Complying and ensuring compliance to the requirements of the OHS Act and STC Safety Standards

The successful candidate must be passionate about training and meet the following requirements:

a minimum of a N3 Certificate, or a relevant NQF 4 qualification and have successfully completed a National Trade test in Fitting and Turning;

3 years industry work experience post apprenticeship;

accreditation under NAMB as an Assessor is advantageous;

strong hands-on technical experience coupled with previous experience as a Facilitator/Assessor/Trainer;

effective communication skills in English are essential however the ability to communicate in Zulu would be advantageous;

computer literacy in MS Office

Application Procedure

Only applications submitted via the online portal will be considered. Log onto, click on "SASA”, “Vacancies at SASA” and follow the relevant links to lodge an application.

Important to note

Short-listed candidates will be required to participate in pre-selection competency and psychometric assessments and must have a clear credit and criminal record.


 SASA’s Recruitment Policy

a) SASA supports the provisions of the EE Act and BBBEE Act. In recognizing the high level of unemployment in our country, our first priority is the provision of employment opportunities to South African nationals and more specifically our EE targets (including people with disabilities) based on alignment to national and provincial EAP’s. We will only consider foreign nationals in the event that a comprehensive recruitment process has failed.

b) Short-listed candidates will be required to participate in pre-selection competency and psychometric assessments and will undergo credit and criminal record verifications.

Minimum requirements

Our Recruitment Philosophy


At the South African Sugar Association (SASA), we aim to attract suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill our vacancies, with transformation, alleviation of unemployment and equal opportunities for the vulnerable, including people with disabilities as key objectives of our strategy. Our recruitment efforts and practices are aimed towards South African citizens as guided by the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act and the Skills Development Act before any consideration is afforded to non-citizens. Professional and accredited pre-selection competency and psychometric assessments are part of our pre-appointment processes as well as credit and criminal-record verifications.

You are welcome to submit possible applications. Remember, you really must first apply the requirements (SASA Job Vacancy as Technical Training Officer (Fitter & Turner). This variable will determine whether you are a viable candidate or not. Please see the qualification conditions provided below if you wish to double-check your credentials. it will be great if you complete everything in the following list if you want to stand a chance of passing your selection.

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