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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.

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: Ogies

Position Outputs

Sign on duty at designated work place and be allocated duties to be performed for the duration of the shift. · Determine which locomotive to be prepared · Obtain and place equipment on locomotive · Check and supplement prescribed equipment · Clean working area · Assist with starting up of locomotive as prescribed assist with locomotive brake tests · Couple locomotive · Sign on duty · Despatch locomotive

2. Prepare locomotives · Determine which locomotive to be prepared · Obtain and place equipment on locomotive · Check and supplement prescribed equipment · Clean working area · Assist with starting up of locomotive as prescribed · Assist with locomotive brake tests

3. Prepare communication equipment · Obtain radio’s/handsets/walkie talkie/telemeters when applicable · Check functionality of communication equipment 4. 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 ·

Attach/detach vehicles according to works order in absence of yard personnel i. Mount telemeters where necessary ii. Complete vehicle list and vacuum form iii. Mount train indicators iv. Examine train v. Do brake test in conjunction with train driver

Qualifications and Experience

Educational requirements 1. Grade 12 with pure Mathematics and/or Physical Science Other requirements 2. Be prepared to undergo periodic medical surveillance and safety behavioral risk assessments during the selection process and every 12 months. 3. Physical hearing, vision, mental, fitness (to be verified through medical tests and related safety behavioural risk assessments)

4. The operator shall not allow employees younger than 21 years of age to undertake train driver or train control duties. (SANS 3000, par The following minimum Trainee pre-requisite: 1. The candidate should be a minimum of 1.6m tall. 2. Psychomotor ability (to be assessed through Vienna Testing System (VTS) standard) 3. Ability to carry heavy objects Functional Training

1. Be prepared to successfully undergo Train Assistant duties (theoretical and practical) so as to be certified to work independently as a Train Assistant. 2. Be willing, prepared and capable to obtain a Train Assistant duties certificate (theoretical and practical) successfully and be certified to work independently as Train Assistant


Knowledge: 1. Various communication systems 2. Depot layout 3. Locomotive classes 4. Locomotive equipment 5. Route/road 6. Sections/stations and sidings 7. Signing on duty procedures 8. Train working rules 9. Trip report 10. Yard and siding layout 11. Knowledge of general TFR policies 12. Shunting procedures

13. Locomotive classes and their hauling capacities, constraints on the particular territory 14. Health and Safety Act 85 15. First aid 16. Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA) 17. SANS 3004 (Human factors) 18. HC policies and procedures 19. Train service/ITP 20. Train workings 21. Substance Abuse policy and procedures Attributes 1. Stress handling 2. Self-management 3. Safety conscious 4. Punctual

5. Willing to work shifts 6. Results orientated Skills 1. Locomotive coupling and uncoupling 2. Locomotive preparation (Electrical and Diesel) 3. Locomotive Stabling 4. Observation 5. Shunting movement 6. Train handling skills 7. Time management 8. Stress handling 9. Assessment 10. Literacy

11. Communication 12. Judgement 13. Reasoning `14. Psychomotor skills (reactions/ coordination) 15. Concentration 16. Observation 17. Spatial 18. Depth perception psychomotor 19. Numerical 20. Train / locomotive handling and preparation 21. Problem solving 22. Electrical and diesel locomotive driving

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