Controller Unit Operator Opportunity at Eskom

Controller Unit Operator Opportunity at Eskom

Controller Unit Operator Opportunity at Eskom. Eskom, the South African electricity public utility, is seeking qualified professionals to fill the position of Controller Unit Operator [10 position] at the Lethabo Power Station.

The successful candidates will oversee the operations of boiler/turbo generator units, ensuring efficient functioning.

  • Closing Date: 04 January 2024
  • Task Grade: T10
  • Department: Operating
  • Business Unit: Lethabo Power Station
  • Reference Number: 50757049RM/LET
  • Location: South Africa (Free State)
  • Specialization: Control of boiler/turbo generator unit operations

About Eskom

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission, is a pivotal entity in the South African electricity landscape.

It represents the country in the Southern African Power Pool and generates electricity by harnessing various natural inputs such as coal, water, wind, nuclear, and liquid fuels.

Controller Unit Operator Opportunity at Eskom

Minimum Requirements


  • Grade 12 or N3 with Maths & Science + NQF 5 National Diploma in Power Plant Process Control Operations OR
  • NQF 6 Occupational Certificate Fossil Power Plant Process Controller


  • 4 years’ experience (2 years as Plant Operator and 2 years as Senior Plant Operator Units)

Skills and Competencies:

  • Power plant controller expertise
  • Proficient in computer literacy
  • Knowledge of fossil fuel-fired regulations (Authorization)
  • Strong communication skills

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate plant under normal and emergency conditions
  • Monitor unit processes
  • Maintain correct unit conditions during start-up, controlled shutdown, and normal operations
  • Perform administrative activities
  • Control plant defect notifications
  • Assist in staff development
  • Engage in other legitimate activities as required

How to Apply

If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

Eskom is dedicated to equality, employment equity, and diversity. Preference may be given to candidates from underrepresented designated groups, aligning with Eskom’s employment equity goals.

Eskom reserves the right not to make an appointment to the advertised posts. Candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eskom is committed to maintaining a smoke-free environment for all employees and visitors at the workplace.

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