Wanted: Trainee Train Assistant at Transnet (Beaconsfield)

By on June 16, 2014

Transnet Freight Rail is looking for a Trainee Train Assistant in Beaconsfield (Reference Number: 50004047)

Purpose of Job

To assist the Train Driver in the movement of the train, shunt the train and to convey information to the client centre en route to enhance the safe, fast movement of commodities.

Position outputs:

  • Prepare Train/Locomotives
  • Provide En Route Assistance
  • Prepare Communication Equipment
  • Shunting Movements
  • Stable Train/Locomotive


  • Grade 12 with Maths
  • At least 1,6 meters tall
  • Visual acuity
  • Physically able to lift and carry objects (be prepared to be subjected to assessment of physical abilities)
  • Applicants must have the potential and attributes necessary to be trained to efficiently and safely perform the tasks of a Train Assistant and to be trained as a Train Driver. 

Applicants must however possess the following:

  • Psycho motor
  • Depth perception
  • Communication (reading, written and verbal)


  • Safety conscious
  • Environmental awareness
  • Conscientious
  • Prepared to work overtime
  • Prepared to work shifts


  • (a) Be prepared to work irregular hours and in adverse conditions
  • (b) Successful applicants will be required to enter into an agreement to work in the functional hierarchy in which they are appointed for a period of at least 3 years on successful completion of their training
  • (c) This is a Safety Related and/or Safety Critical Job

To apply, fax your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to 0117749199 or click here to apply online.

Closing Date: 23 June 2014

Via – Transnet


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