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Operating Division : Transnet NPA

Position Title : Diver

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Infrastructure

Location : Richards Bay

Reporting To : Diving Supervisor

Grade Level : H4

Reference Number : 10156958

Position Purpose :

Underwater inspection and report on the condition of marine infrastructure (quay walls, foundations, pillars, steel structures, Dry and Floating docks, harbour craft etc); repair and maintain said infrastructure (excluding harbour craft) to ensure safe structures for effective port operations.

Position outputs :

1. Underwater inspection of assets and photographic / video surveys of foundations, pillars, columns, steel structure,

slipways, quay walls, breakwater, seabed survey mooring blocks and chains, buoys.

2. Maintenance and repair of underwater structures.

3. Maintenance and repair of above water assets (not applicable to Port of Durban)

4. Underwater / surface welding and cutting

5. Maintenance and servicing of diving equipment, airlifting equipment, etc.

6. Check all diving equipment before each diving operation

7. Safe operation of diving craft

8. Underwater hull surveys and inspections of vessels

9. Underwater inspection, maintenance and repairs to dredger reclaim / main dump doors and suction pipe

10. Maintain and repair pollution containment bubble screen (Port of Durban only)

11. Salvage / retrieval of objects / equipment / bodies, etc

12. Removal of snagged objects from craft propellers

13. Compile inspection reports.

14. Airlifting mud from entrance of Dry Dock / slipways

15. Inspection of underwater inspection and report on the condition of marine infrastructure and hulls of vessels to enable the

formulation of maintenance programs / repairs

16. Maintain and repair marine structures to ensure well maintained and safe infrastructure

17. Diving equipment (including diving craft)

18. Maintain all diving equipment to ensure operational effectiveness and compliance with legislation

19. Apply safe working practices to ensure safety of diving team and all port users

Qualifications & Experience :

Grade 10

  • Qualified Civil Artisan (i.e. Plumbing, Bricklayer or Carpentry)
  • Class 3 Commercial Diving certificate (4 weeks)
  • Slinging and rigging course (1 week)
  • Drivers licence (code C1)
  • 6 -12 months commercial diving


  • Skipper Class C Certificate of Competency (1 week) and Welding course would be an added advantage

Competencies :

Knowledge required:

  • Diving Regulations
  • Diving operations and equipment
  • Civil structure maintenance and repair
  • Underwater photography / video recording
  • Underwater and surface welding and cutting
  • Reading and understanding civil plans and drawings
  • Use of hydraulic equipment
  • Communication skills – written, verbal and life line signals
  • First Aid and safety procedures

Skills Required:

  • Communication skills – written, verbal and life line signals
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organising skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Ability to comply with laid down medical requirements

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