Transnet: Train Assistant Internships 2022 / 2023

Company: Transnet
Job Title: Train Assistant Internship
Location: Halfweg, Northern Cape
Closing Date: 20 June 2022

Job Description

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/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.


    • Sign on duty at designated work place and be allocates 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 road-worthiness 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 administrative 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 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 assessments)
    • The operator shall not allow employee younger than 21 years of age to undertake train driver or train control duties (SANS 3000, par


How to Apply


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