Artisan - Civil

Transnet - East London, Eastern Cape

Full-Time | Engineering

Closing date yi 17 ka July 2020

Transnet Artisan - Civil East London


  • The provision of an effective civil maintenance, repairs and new works service within NPA civil infrastructure to ensure the availability and reliability.


  • High school – grade 10
  • Qualified trade tested artisan in one of the building trades, i.e. Bricklaying, Carpentry or plumbing
  • Code 08 Drivers license
  • 3-5 years experience as an Artisan

Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge of hand tools, materials and Equipment
  • Knowledge of safety signs
  • Knowledge basic Fire fighting and first aid
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organising skills
  • Supervisory skills


  • Bricklaying
  • Tiling (wall and floor) – marley tiles, ceramic, carpet tiles.
  • General plumbing i.e. toilet, basin, showers.
  • Sewer, remove and fit taps
  • Removes and fit new water pipes.
  • Shoring - General Painting to building.
  • Remove and install complete geyser system.
  • Build manholes
  • Remove and replace defective, storm water covers, drains, gutters.
  • Open blocked drains and sewerage
  • Erect/repair signposts and boards
    • Supervise and assist Process workers in digging holes and trenches.
    • Supervise and assist process Workers in the Mixing concrete using shovel or concrete mixer.
  • Cut and bend reinforcing for concrete work
  • Rendering defective flooring
  • Manufacture doors, windows and frames and sink/kitchen cupboards
  • Operate carpentry/ heavy duty machinery
  • Design water lines ( sizes of pipes) 15mm –325mm.
  • Make up plumbing fittings
  • Repairs to air condition piping
  • Grouting
  • Inspection of sewer lines and pipe work done by contractors or lower graded workers Installation of hydro-boils
  • Repairs to all valves.
  • Reading meters
  • Lay foundations
  • Repairs to water stand pipes for ships water and underground mains.
  • Repairs to hydrants
  • Sand papering, grinding of cutting tools for spindles, drilling
  • Laying of concrete paving slabs/blocks, dish channels
  • Cuts and lays plastic damp proofing
  • Casts concrete lintols
  • Breaking concrete/brick work using hammer.
  • Chisel, jack hammer.
  • Make and erect boxing. (Slot drains, quay walls)
  • Excavation using pick and shovel
  • Cutting of rail barriers using cutting torch.
  • Repairs to bar grids
  • Plastering
  • Read plans and diagrams
  • Measuring and taking levels.
  • Undertake necessary preparation work
  • Erect, repair or maintain ceilings.
  • Fixes interior and exterior window sills.
  • Manufacture and fit roof trusses
  • Fit asbestos/tiled roofs
  • Manufacture, maintain and/repairs to office furniture and shelves (carpentry)
  • Builds trestles or scaffolds.
  • Operates overhead crane in workshop as well as truck mounted crane, Titan Crane, Barge crane – 10 ton)
  • Demolish old brickwork.
  • Lay concrete surface beds
  • Control of tools and materials.
  • Mentor/share knowledge with lower graded workers in building maintenance.
  • Pressure testing (water) Inspections of geysers and similar installations Inspections of sewer lines/ connections
  • Re-laying of sewer pipes/damaged sewer pipes ( 4” – 15”)
  • Repairs to sewer valves and non-return valves as well as air- con pipes.= etc.

Additional Information

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.
  • 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 UVIWE.MBAMBANI@TRANSNET.NET.

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