Transnet-Trainee Shed Assistant

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Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title : Trainee Shed Assistant
Employee Group : Trainee
Department : Train Crew Mng
Location : Saldanha
Reporting To : Section Manager: Train Traffic

Grade Level : SSTFT
Reference Number : 50018470
Position Purpose:
To assist the Shedman with the shunting movements of locomotives within a specified loco area in order to contribute to a safe and effective locomotive utilisation.

Position outputs:
•Ensure that the locomotives and fuelling area are clean and safe to perform shunting movements so as to contribute to effective locomotive utilisation.
•Assist the Shedman in the preparation, allocation and delivering of locomotives to train personnel and to loco maintenance staff according to train & maintenance plans to ensure availability of roadworthy locomotives.
•Execute Shunting activities of the locomotives according to the Sherman’s instructions and laid down instructions and train working rules.
•Assist the Shedman in the safety of the Locomotives and other related equipment within the shedding area according to the

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•Assist the Shedman with placing of the Locomotives by operating hand signals where applicable
•Carries out good housekeeping to ensure the working area, locomotives and other tools/equipment are kept clean and tidy after all work has been completed according to the operational plan and safety procedures.
•Ensure safe working environment – Ensure that all working activities take place according relevant legislation an compliance procedures and policies – Identify unsafe conditions on locomotives, track and overhead
•Couple locomotives accordingly by opening & coupling of buffers, couple airbrakes and jumper cables
•Uncouple locomotives by ensuring that air cocks are closed and air pipes, jumper cables and buffers are uncoupled too

•To inspect the fuel level and fuel the locomotive/s to ensure that there is enough fuel and ensure diesel locomotives are sufficient ffilled with fuel and sand
•Effectively operate points for locomotive shunting movements (according to SWP) to ensure that the points blade is against the stock rail or opened in line of the locomotive direction to prevent derailment.
•Safe guard the stabled locomotive i.e.: applying the hand brake, place scotches underneath the wheels according to SWP and to prevent run away of locomotives
•Test the auxiliary equipment

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