Trainee Train Assistant

Transnet - Komatipoort, Mpumalanga

Full-Time | General Work

Closing date yi 1st ka July 2022

Purpose

  • Assist the Train Driver in the safe and efficient driving/handling of all different types of trains/locomotives consists (airbrake, vacuum, high speed, heavy haul and passengers) to ensure that the customers freight/cargo reaches its destination in good condition, on time, in order to enable the organisation to satisfy the customers’ needs.

Requirements

  • Grade 12 with pure Mathematics and/or Physical Science.
  • Be prepared to successfully undergo Train Assistant duties (theoretical and practical) so as to be certified to work independently as a Train Assistant.
  • The candidate should be a minimum of 1.6 meters tall
  • Psychomotor ability (to be assessed through Vienna Testing System (VTS) standard)
  • Ability to carry heavy objects

Skills & Competencies

  • Various communication systems
  • Depot layout
  • Locomotive classes
  • Locomotive equipment
  • Route/road
  • Sections/stations and sidings
  • Signing on duty procedures
  • Train working rules
  • Trip report
  • Yard and siding layout
  • Knowledge of general TFR policies
  • Shunting procedures
  • Locomotive classes and their hauling capacities, constraints on the particular territory
  • Health and Safety Act 85
  • First aid
  • Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA)
  • SANS 3004 (Human factors)
  • HC policies and procedures
  • Train service/ITP
  • Train workings
  • Substance Abuse policy and procedures
  • Locomotive coupling and uncoupling
  • Locomotive preparation (Electrical and Diesel)
  • Locomotive Stabling
  • Observation
  • Shunting movement
  • Train handling skills
  • Time management
  • Stress handling
  • Assessment
  • Literacy
  • Communication
  • Judgement
  • Reasoning
  • Psychomotor skills (reactions/ coordination)
  • Concentration
  • Observation
  • Spatial
  • Depth perception psychomotor
  • Numerical
  • Train / locomotive handling and preparation
  • Problem solving
  • Electrical and diesel locomotive driving
  • Stress handling
  • Self-management
  • Safety conscious
  • Punctual
  • Willing to work shifts
  • Results orientated

Responsibilities

  • Sign on duty at designated work place and be allocated duties to be performed for the duration of the shift.
  • Prepare locomotives
  • Prepare communication equipment
  • Performs the pre-trip preparation of the Locomotives and the whole Train prior the departure to adhere to roadworthiness and train working rules and safety standards
  • Execute shunting activities in sidings and enroute according to directives to enhance safe working procedures
  • Assist the train driver enroute to ensure the safe movement of the train from a required point to the destination, without delays or damage to locomotives, wagons, infrastructure track and other equipment, to ensure predictable service
  • Comply to safety standards and laid down instruction to ensure that he is well motivated and competent
  • Provide accurate feedback timeously to the Train Driver regarding any incidents and deviations along the route
  • Assist in performing various administration duties
  • Complete the Train journal and submit to the Section manager at sign-off after every shift to ensure timeous and accurate processing of monthly salary

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • 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 [email protected]
  • We urge all our employees, clients, members of the public and our suppliers to report any kind of fraud or corruption at Transnet.
  • Call the hotline toll free number: 0800 003 056 or email [email protected]

Other Requirements

  • Be prepared to undergo periodic medical surveillance and safety behavioral risk assessments during the selection process and every 12 months
  • Physical hearing, vision, mental, fitness (to be verified through medical tests and related safety behavioural risk assessments)
  • The operator shall not allow employees younger than 21 years of age to undertake train driver or train control duties. (SANS 3000, par 6.2.6.8)

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