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  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/31/2017 10:52:33 AM
  • 3008186
  • Job Function: Project Management
  • Business Segment: Power Steam Power Systems
Location(s): South Africa; Witbank

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The Chemist is responsible for ensuring that all chemical processes and environmental related tasks are carried out safely and timely in accordance with site rules and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for commissioning as specified in the work instructions (preparation check list)
  • He and the personnel assigned to him/her are fully acquainted with the corporate directives, site specific rules, safety regulations and environmental protection measures and that they perform their work accordingly
  • All available tools and aids are utilized in order to achieve the goals of his/her assignment and, as well, to strive for continuous product improvements and cost reduction
  • All commissioning activities are performed with a proper RAMS
  • All commissioning activities requesting an isolation are carried out under PTW procedure
  • Prepare tools, consumables
  • Manage the FGD chemical quality
  • Execute all tasks as defined by the ComLe FGD and in relation with chemical processes and environmental related tasks
  • Commissioning is performed in a safe and timely manner in accordance with the contract, site regulations, budget and time schedule
  • All available procedures, tools and aids are utilized in order to achieve the goals of his/her assignment and, as well, to strive for continuous product improvements and cost reduction
  • He provides chemical knowledge, specialist advice and support to the COMM, ComLe’s and ComSLO
  • Deviations from the agreed goals are reported and that corrective measures are initiated by arrangement with, and with the support of, the ComLe FGD and COMM
  • Facilitate the turnover of systems from erection to commissioning and from commissioning to the customer in accordance with current procedure/work instruction
  • Respect project milestones and provide information to the ComLe to assist in their realization
  • Organize and supervise the safe operation of the system assign to him/her (site rules, safety regulations, shift plan, shift log, etc.) from system turnover from erection until PAC by arrangement with the COMM and the SIM
  • Participate and support the commissioning of the sampling and dosing systems
  • Execute all witness points of systems specified within the scope of work of the ComChe as defined by contract, local regulations and project witnessing documentation
  • Execute the additional commissioning tests, as defined by contract and local regulations, which are beyond the regular commissioning scope
  • Ensure that the engineering department is involved in handling technical problems and decisions
  • Ensure that the ComLe FGD and the head office for commissioning receive regular information updates
  • Ensure commissioning, operation, quality, record and feedback documentation are issued
  • Approve and sign the commissioning documentation after having checked the same for completeness and correctness
  • Hand over the collected and collated commissioning, quality and feedback documentation and software (originals) with a document list to the ComLe for release
  • Ensure that technical deviations are reported to the ComLe and implementation of corrective action as defined by engineering is followed up until their completion
  • Keep a diary to record daily work, occurrences, problems, special information, etc. plus a list of pending items
  • Maintain logbooks to record commissioning and operational events as specified in the work Instructions



  • University degree or technical qualification in chemical related field


  • Bachelor / Master degree in engineering related field
  • Comet training if new in the company

Desired Characteristics:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Locations: South Africa; Witbank

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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