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Transnet Train Assistant Internships 2022 / 2023

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Transnet: Train Assistant Internship Programme 2022 / 2023

Role 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.

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

Minimum 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.

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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