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Transnet seeks Trainee Technical Workers

Transnet seeks Trainee Technical Workers

Transnet is looking to hire individuals to be trained over a period of plus-minus 24 months to become a Technical Worker.

Transnet seeks Trainee Technical Workers

Position Purpose: To be trained over a period of plus minus 24 months in Signalling functions including Train Working Rules in order to obtain the necessary skills to become a Technical Worker.

Operating Division: Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title: Trainee Technical Worker: Signals
Employee Group: Trainee
Department: Infrastructure Engineering
Location: Various Locations
Reporting To: Production Manager
Grade Level: SSTFT
Reference Number: 50013670


  • Well maintained and installation of Signalling apparatus
  • Replace broken Signalling parts
  • Complete R.C.M. task sheets
  • Manage staff
  • Test equipment and parts
  • Complete potential failure reports
  • Complete vehicle reports
  • Complete outputs and time allocation documents
  • Perform maintenance on Signalling equipment
  • Perform maintenance on batteries
  • Comply with safe working procedures


  • Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics and Science.
  • To pass all modules as per the Signal Technical Training programme
  • Obtain drivers licence (Code B) during period of training, pre-requisite for consideration for appointment on completion of training.
  • Free from claustrophobia (fear of confined places)
  • Comply with depth perception criteria
  • Free from acrophobia (fear of heights)
  • Physically fit
  • Sound hearing
  • Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception test
  • Knowledge:
    • Functional knowledge of equipment
    • Supervising people
    • Read contents apart
    • Report writing (general).
    • Signal parts
    • Communication
    • Reading
    • Literacy.
    • Practical (maintenance)
    • Safety Act 85
    • Performed maintenance and fault finding on power equipment
  • Skills:
    • Conflict handling
    • Technical skills
    • Replacement of Signal parts.
    • Writing
    • Analytical
    • Company image.
    • People skills
    • Maintenance of all Signalling apparatus being used
    • Be in possession of a (Code B) driver’s licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle
  • Attitudes:
    • Attention to detail
    • Safety orientation.
    • Empathy.
    • Quality awareness

a) This is a Safety Related and/or Safety Critical job.
b) The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job

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Opportunity Closing Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
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