Transnet Grade 12 Trainee Train Driver Assistant x22 posts

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Position Title : Trainee Train
Employee Group : Permanent
Location : Sishen
Reference Number : 50007426
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 :
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 coupler between
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 =
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
Verbal exchange of signal
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
detonators on rail, displaying
hand signals day and night,
walking on uneven ground,
ability to withstand natural
Assistant 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)
Prepared communication
Obtain radios/handsets/two
way communication radios/
telemeters when applicable
(carrying of communication
equipment and place on
footplate or mount on vehicle)
Shunting movements Stable
Assist the Train Driver by
applying hand brake
Secure as prescribed (applying
hand brakes and placing on
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 metres tall
Visual acuity
Physically able to lift and
carry objects (be prepared to
be subjected to assessment of
physical abilities)
Competencies : Knowledge
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
Applicants must however
possess the following:
Psycho Motor
Depth perception
Communication (reading,
written and verbal)
Safety conscious
Environmental awareness
Prepared to work overtime
Prepared to work shifts
How To Apply
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Reference Number: 50007426
Fax : 0117749916
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