South Africa
South Africa
Workplace location
Employer company
TotalEnergies Marketing Services
Maintenance / Inspection / Technology, Operations, Research Innovation&Developpt
Type of contract
Regular position
Minimum 6 years

Candidate Profile

  • Appropriate Engineering degree (Chemical or Mechanical Engineer preferred; BEng, BSC or appropriate)
  • 3-5 years experience in a technical role within the lubricants or lubrication industry. 
  • Some sales background would be advantageous 
  • Experience in application, complaints, product development, oil analysis
  • Excellent knowledge of the products and their potential applications in the industry. 
  • Excellent knowledge of TMSA and competitor products


  • Continuously update and manage the lubricants product range and services to meet the demands of the local and regional market. This is based on both the TMSA roadmap and continuously changing market conditions. 
  • Stay abreast of technical developments by attending conferences and exhibitions including relevant SAIT events. 
  • Plan for future product need in advance both for local production and importation. 
  • Manage the product life cycle within the lubricants technical team via the UMDS process: 
  • Trial Blend and labels 
  • Code creations 
  • Implementation, SDS
  • Closures 
  • Product and material rationalization and optimization. 
  • Ensure downstream quality is routinely monitored and advise on deviation and suggested corrective actions. 
  • Assist with digitalization of lubricants technical processes onto Microsoft Office 365 Environment with the support of local IT. 

Lubricant Sales 

  • Deliver the Lubricants roadmap with regards to product range modifications required, and to implement these changes. 
  • Assist the sales teams to deliver new products and services to maintain competitive edge. 
  • To strive to reduce product costs to allow TMSA to be competitive in the market place. 
  • To ensure that technical services relating to Lubricants are conducted in a professional, accurate and timely manner by team members. 
  • These services include but are not limited to: Product applications/recommendations, product alternatives, site audits, oil analysis interpretation, providing technical support documentation, product launches and product training.
  •  This service is to be extended to all TotalEnergies employees, customers and prospective customers. Focus is on sales staff, call centre, business support, marketing and LMP. 
  • To assist our sales team to understand customer needs and to educate on them our product ranges and applications. 
  • Communication on product changes. 

To effectively manage and minimise HSE risk within area of responsibility by ensuring: 
  • Compliance with all HSE Policies, rules, guideline and legal requirements 
  • Promotion of safe working environment and positively contributing to the company HSE KPIs and risk reduction strategies 
  • That HSE competency requirements are identified & enforced within area of responsibility
  • Adherence and compliance to company HSEQ and security standards. (Golden Rule and Near Miss reporting), so as to minimise risks pertaining to company assets and protection of life.
  •  To ensure raw materials use are within the allowable safety rules of TotalEnergies 
  • To monitor and alert the global and regional SDS teams of SDS requirements. 
  • To ensure products meet the required specifications and to implement updates when required. 
  • To oversee customer product complaints to resolve disputes in a professional and timely manner in conjunction with TEMSA rules and regulations.

Context & Environment

  • Challenge is to achieve an effective balance between supporting LMP activities (upstream) and sales activities (downstream) as both are vital to ensure business continuity 
  • Other internal and external constraints which make job challenging are evolving TotalEnergies safety requirements w.r.t. raw materials, uncertain SA regulatory environment, non-technical base to support that has a high turnover. 
TotalEnergies is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants that meet the specified criteria will receive consideration for employment without discriminating unfairly on any arbitrary ground, including but not limited to race, gender, sex, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious conscience belief, political opinion, culture, language, marital status, or family responsibility.