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Sappi Latest Vacancies – July 2023


We are pleased to present to you an updated list of Sappi’s latest vacancies for July 2023 and how to apply. It involves the Job titles, roles/responsibilities, requirements and the salary involved.

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Every year Sappi publishes vacant position for interested & qualified South African citizens to apply for. This year is not an exception. Therefore the Jobs are listed below together with their requirements, roles, salary and qualifications.

This Circular is published on a weekly basis and contains the advertisements of vacant posts and jobs in Sappi. Although the Circular is issued by the Sappi’s Team is not responsible for the content of the advertisements. Inquiries about an advertisement must be addressed to the relevant advertising department.


Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.

1. Winder Operator KLB (PTS)

As a Winder Operator KLB (PTS), you will be responsible for:

  • Register paper on the PTS and Roll Set data on the Metso system, as per Master Production Schedule and forward making plan.
  • Monitor the quality of paper being produced at the Pope and the Winder against standards and reports any abnormalities to the Winderman and Shift Superintendent.
  • Enter status of paper on the PTS after consulting with the Shift Superintendent and ensure that the paper is run off according to the decision Pass/Cull or Recovery.
  • Ensure that all webs for retesting are marked “On Hold”, take samples of these reels to the lab and communicate the results with the Shift Superintendent for a final decision.
  • Cut each jumbo set off in a straight line, glue each web’s loose ends and finish off neatly by applying cover tape and apply barcodes for identification purposes while doing the final reel inspections (wound properly with no creases, soft edges etc).
  • Ensure that the correct Cull codes are used for rejected paper, and trial reels are properly marked.
  • Assist the Winderman with general duties such as preparing the winder for start-up, preparing jumbo after turn-up, general housekeeping and while being part of the winder team, any reasonable task required of the Winder assistant.
  • Operate the Overhead crane to load reels onto the unwind stand.
  • Assist other Winder Operators in their duties when required
  • Assist with maintenance shut tasks or any other reasonable instruction from the Shift Superintendents – for example assisting with rope changes.
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What are we looking for?

  • Grade 12 (Maths and Science) or N3 Pulp and Paper
  • Minimum 1 year experience working on a Paper Machine manufacturing process

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work within a global organisation that continues to thrive in a rapidly changing world even after 80 years of existence
  • learning and development programmes to fast-track your career within Sappi
  • Opportunities to travel (dependent on upon the role)
  • Market leading leave benefits
  • Employee wellbeing benefits

Closing Date: 19 July 2023

 Update: Click here to view more Sappi vacant positions for July 2023



  1. A position becomes vacant at Sappi:  A position becomes available, which Sappi decide to fill either internally or externally.
  2. The position is advertised: The job is advertised on Sappi careers portal, internal notice boards. A closing date is also indicated on the advert(s).
  3. A shortlist is created: Applicants who meet the minimum requirements are shortlisted by HR and the line manager. Depending on the number of shortlisted candidates, applicants may be required to do assessments or are invited for an interview.
  4. Shortlisted applicants are invited to an interview: The line manager, team member and HR are present at the interview. Depending on the outcome of the interviews, it’s possible to select the best applicants based on their interview and CV.  If there is a “tie” between candidates, further interviews or assessments can be requested.
  5. Assessments take place: If necessary, the applicant will be assessed to establish if they have any competency gaps and whether they are the best fit for the job. The assessment results are shared with the line manager with recommendations.
  6. The position is filled: The best candidate for the job is selected. We make an offer. The applicant then either accepts or declines the offer.
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Application Deadline

  • Applications should reach the Sappi’s Management on time. As it is indicated for each position of interest above.

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  1. Good day,
    My name is Johan Diederiks. I saw that there’s some vacancies open at Sappi,I use to work at Sappi Enstra Springs at the boiler section under Jappie Allers as my foreman.
    I’m interested in applying for a vacancy and maybe relocating if necessary as I’m still staying in springs.
    Here is my contact details 0812185061


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