Engineer Graduate Programme at Sappi

By on March 20, 2017

Sappi Ngodwana seeks to place Graduates in Training who have completed their degree in Chemical Engineering and who are interested in a  2 Year Training Contract with a career in Engineering.

The Ngodwana Mill has been in operation since 1966 and entered the dissolving wood pulp (DWP) market in 2013 with the conversion of part of the mill’s paper grade pulp production to DWP production. The mill produces paper grade pulp for own and for market consumption, as well as newsprint, containerboard and dissolving wood pulp.

Job Specification

  • Complete administrative training in various areas of the mill
  • Complete Section Generic training in various areas of the mill to understand first principles of the plant and process
  • Complete section specific projects and on the job training and perform work in one or more of the various sections within the mill
  • Gain a better understanding of the various trade and production disciplines by working in tandem with all disciplines
  • Act as Engineer when and as required as per the Graduate in Training Programme
  • Participate actively in relevant forums and meetings
  • Investigate and find solutions for Engineering and or Production and or process related problems and make recommendations on possible solutions
  • Assist during shut downs and or machine start-ups
  • Assist Project Engineers with project management with possible ongoing projects
  • Understand the Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) of an Engineers role
  • Comply with all relevant SHEQ requirements of the job
  • Maintains a high level of good housekeeping in the workplace at all times


  • BSc or B Engineering Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • No Experience is required as a full training programme is available


  • Leadership skills
  • Management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical
  • Self-starter
  • Self-Awareness
  • Operational Delivery
  • Commercial Insight
  • Report Writing

How to apply

Closing date is 27 March 2017. Click here to apply online


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