Traineeship Opportunities At Transnet

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Operating Division: Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title: Trainee Yard Official
Employee Group: Trainee
Department: Operations
Location: Sishen
Reporting To: Yard Foreman
Grade Level: SSTP
Reference Number: 50018020

Position Purpose:

Applicants are invited who are prepared to successfully undergo Yard Official duties training (theoretical and practical) and be certified to work independently as a Yard Official.

To place and clear wagons and locomotives; compile, receive and dispatch train- to pass the information on in order to deliver wagons/trains to their required destination according to a prescribed set of rules safely.

Position outputs:
Execute marshalling activities
Execute train dispatch duties
Plan and execute shunting activities during abnormal working
Execute operational activities at control points
Perform administration duties
Perform team leader role at control points

Qualifications & Experience:
Educational requirements
Grade 12

Functional training
Be prepared to successfully undergo Yard Official duties training (theoretical and practical) and be certified to work independently as a Yard Official.

Other Requirements
Be prepared to undergo periodic medical surveillance and safety behavioural 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

Variation agreement compliance and labour Agreements
Act 16
OSH act 1993
Operations management
Organisational awareness
Train working rules
Safety legislation and safety
Human Capital processes and policies
Substance Abuse policy and procedures

Reasoning skills
Psychomotor skills (Reactions/ coordination)
Speed/distance estimation (judgement)
Communications (Listening)
Communication (giving direction)
Attention to detail
Spatial 3D (see the object and/or markings in space)
Team working
Decision making
Eye, and hand coordination
Time management

Stress handling
Willing to work shifts
Results orientated


“NB: The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job”

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