Trainee Train Assistant | Transnet Vacancies

Trainee Train Assistant Job Description
Assist the Train Driver in the safe and efficient driving/handling of all different types of trains/locomotive 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.
Transnet Trainee Train Assistant Job Duties
– 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
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– 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
Transnet Trainee Train Assistant Job Requirements
– Grade 12 with pure Mathematics and/or Physical Science
Functional Training
– Be prepared to successfully undergo Train Assistant duties (theoretical and practical) so as to be certified to work
independently as a Train Assistant.
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)
The following minimum Trainee pre-requisite:
– 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
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
Skills
– Locomotive coupling and uncoupling
– Locomotive preparation (Electrical and Diesel)
– Locomotive Stabling
– Observation
– Shunting movement
This job is in Halfweg, South Africa
Closing date 20 June 2022
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