Trainee Track Welder – Transnet Freight Rail

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The closing date is on 01.04.2019. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.
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Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title : Trainee Track Welder
Employee Group : Trainee
Department : Infra Engineering
Location : Various Locations
Reporting To : Technical Supervisor
Grade Level : SSTFT
Reference Number : 50013875

Position Purpose :
To be trained over a period of plus minus 24 months in Permanent Way (Welding) functions including Train Working Rules in order to obtain the necessary skills to become a Trade Hand L4.

⦁ Worcester
⦁ Bellville

Position outputs :
Welding and grinding of turnout components
Weld exothermic grinding battered, rail ends and skid marks Perform general welding and preventative grinding
Comply to Safe Working Procedures

Qualifications & Experience :
Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics
To pass all modules as per the Permanent Way Training programme
⦁ Obtain drivers licence (Code EC / EC1) during period of training, pre-requisite for consideration for appointment on completion of training. Be prepared to obtain a PDP
⦁ 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

Competencies :
⦁ 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.

⦁ 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 EC) driver’s licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle.

⦁ Attention to detail
⦁ Safety orientation.
⦁ Empathy.
⦁ Quality awareness.

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

“NB: No emailed applications will be accepted”

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