TRANSNET TRAIN ASSISTANT JOBS

This advert is open for application by external applicants.
Equity Statement :Preference will be given to suitably qualified Applicants who are members of the
designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Organisation/Operating
Division.

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Applicants that are interested in applying for any of the advertised positions must apply by registering on the Careers section
of the Transnet Internet. Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.
Alternative Application Methods: (Completed Curriculum Vitae to be submitted)
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The closing date is on 08.12.2017. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application
before the closing date of the advertisement.
Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your
application as unsuccessful.
Any questions regarding the application or recruitment process should be sent in writing to
GRACE.FELBROOK@TRANSNET.NET.
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Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title : Trainee Train Assistant
Employee Group : Trainee
Department : IO-OPS-EXEC-TCM-Team 1-SLJ
Location : Saldanha
Reporting To : Section Manager: Train Traffic
Grade Level : SSTFT
Reference Number : 50011095
Position Purpose :
• To assist the Train Driver in the movement of the train and to convey information to the client centre and route to enhance
the safe, fast movement of commodities.
Position outputs :
PREPARED LOCOMOTIVE
• Obtain and place equipment on train (± 15kg)
• Check and supplement prescribed equipment i.e. pantograph hook stick (± 5kg), jumper cables (± 10kg) etc.
• Coupled locomotive (multiple set) through air and vacuum hoses, jumper cable and ensure correct functioning of automatic
between locomotives
PLEASE NOTE: Transnet, its employees or representatives never ask for a fee from job seekers. Any such requests are fraudulent. Please report any
suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056.
• Dispatch locomotives, operating hand operated points
• Attached and/or detach vehicles according to works order in absence of yard personnel (Equivalent of 45kg)
• Mount telemeters (where necessary) i.e. mount (front unit = 5.17kg) (rear unit – 8.06kg)
• Remove and carry train indicators to last vehicle and mount (side and rear indicators) (± 10kg) Required to board vehicle to
effect proper mounting
• Examining of train as prescribed
ASSISTANCE AND ROUTE
• Verbal exchange of signal positions
• Observe proceeding trains
• Patrol locomotives (walking through corridors of electric locomotives using extended foot plate and hand rails at speeds up
to 40km/h; walking on running board of diesel locomotives and stepping over to another locomotive at speeds up to 40km/h;
manual operating of circuit breakers while locomotive is in motion)
• Protect train during incidents, accidents, etc.
• Be prepared to walk relatively long distances to check train loads (day and night)
• Determine status of train, placing and securing of detonators on rail, displaying hand signals day and night, walking on
uneven ground, ability to withstand natural elements.
• Assistance to Train Driver during emergencies (in event of Driver failure to bring train to standstill; walking long distances to report positions, and requirements)
• Attach/detach trucks as per works-order (manual application of equipment; standing of vehicle walking alongside moving vehicles)
• Obtain radios/handsets/two way communication radios/telemeters when applicable (carrying of communication equipment and place on footplate or mount on vehicle)

Fax : 0117730778

PREPARED COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
• Obtain radios/handsets/two way communication radios/telemeters when applicable (carrying of communication equipment and place on footplate or mount on vehicle)

SHUNTING MOVEMENTS/STABBLED TRAIN/LOCOMOTIVE
• Assist the Train Driver by applying hand brake
• Secure as prescribed (applying hand brakes and placing of scotch blocks in front wheels
• Store tools and equipment (remove kit-box from locomotive and store away)
Qualifications & Experience :
• Grade 12 with Mathematics
• At least 1,6 meters tall
• Visual acuity
• Physically able to lift and carry objects (be prepared to be subjected to assessment of physical abilities
Competencies :
Knowledge Required:
• Applications must have the potential and attributes necessary to be trained to efficiently and safety perform the task of a Train Assistant and to be trained as a Train Driver. Applicants must however process the following:
o Psycho motor
o Depth Perception
o Communication (reading, written and verbal)
Behavioural Attributes:
• Safety conscious
• Environmental awareness
• Conscientious
PLEASE NOTE: Transnet, its employees or representatives never ask for a fee from job seekers. Any such requests are fraudulent. Please report any
suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056.
• Prepared to work overtime
• Prepared to work shifts
NB: The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job.

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