Transnet Seeks Trainee Track Welder

Transnet is looking to hire individuals to be trained over a period of plus-minus 24 months to become a Trade Hand L4.

Transnet Seeks Trainee Track Welder

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.

Operating Division: Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title: Trainee Track Welder
Employee Group: Trainee
Department: Infra Engineeri
Location: Various Locations
Reporting To: Production Manager
Grade Level: SSTFT
Reference Number: 50013668


  • 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


  • Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics and Science
  • To pass all modules as per the Permanent Way Training programme
  • Obtain drivers licence (Code EC) during period of training, pre-requisite for consideration for appointment on completion of training
  • 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
  • Knowledge:
    • 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
  • Skills:
    • 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
  • Attitudes:
    • Attention to detail
    • Safety orientation
    • Empathy
    • Quality awareness

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

How To Apply

Applicants that are interested in applying for any of the advertised positions must apply by registering on the Careers section of the Transnet Internet. Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.

The closing date is on 15.02.2019. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.


  • Empangeni
  • Richards Bay
  • Ulundi
  • Vryheid East
  • Paulpietersburg
  • Piet Retief
  • Ermelo
  • Ogies
  • Lydenburg
  • Thabazimbi
  • Nelspruit
  • Hoedspruit

Equity Statement: Preference will be given to suitably qualified Applicants who are members of the designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Organisation/Operating Division


CLOSING DATE: Feb 15, 2019!!


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