Transnet Limited – Examiner / Repairer (x7)

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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

First preference will be given to women and PWDs
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The closing date is on 25.08.2020. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application
before the closing date of the advertisement.

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Operating Division : Transnet Engineering
Position Title : Examiner / Repairer
Employee Group : Non Permanent
Department : Mainten&Service
Location : Komatipoort
Reporting To : Superintendent
Grade Level : I1X
Reference Number : 30012538

Position Purpose:
The purpose of this position is to examine, maintain and repair
wagons/coaches, trains, wagon components and to support the rolling stock
organisation in meeting its goals in a cost effective manner, to maximise the
availability of rolling stock.
Position outputs:

  1. The Examiner and Repairer have to ensure that wagons, coaches,
    trains are repaired and maintained according to the
    requirements of the maintenance plan.
  2. Draw the correct material from the warehouse to fit on a specific
  3. Ensure that all work performed on rolling stock and rolling stock
    components, meets the required quality standards to meet the next
    maintenance cycle (Inspections, repairs and maintenance).
  4. Ensure that external clients adhere to the loading and off-loading of
    wagons to prevent damage to wagons.
  5. Ensure effective communication to internal and external role players
    to ensure meeting of required targets and outputs.
  6. Maintain breakdown equipment re-railing of rolling stock and
    knowledge of section duties
  7. Conduct vacuum and air break test (single and car test).
  8. Conduct unscheduled and scheduled maintenance
  9. Execute pre-delivery inspection.
  10. Certify for wagons, coaches and trains for rail worthiness.
  11. Conduct mobile team repairs: Breakdowns, welding, tagging of
    wagons; modifications of wagons and flame cutting
  12. Re-oil wagon and components.
  13. Responsible for field service maintenance and repairs
  14. Remove and measure brake beams according to specifications to
    determine whether they can be reclaimable
  15. Remove, replace and repair under frame equipment, e.g. couplers,
    cylinders, vacuum pipes, slack adjusters, chambers etc
  16. Remove, replace and repair doors, door extensions, pins, and locking
  17. Maintain tanker wagons: inspect dome, valves, dome lid, wing nuts
  18. Document wagon numbers, lifting gates, wind gates, derailment
    vehicle report, maintenance pre-inspection report etc.
  19. Conduct measurements according to specifications to ensure
    components will meet the next maintenance cycle
  20. Trembling of HS bogies
  21. Testing of coils springs
    Qualifications & Experience:

Be qualified as an Examiner and Repairer (examiner repairer certificate)

2 – 3 years’ experience in the Wagon Maintenance environment

Knowledge of all wagons, the commodities

Brake tests (Air Brake & AAR-Single Car Test)


NOSA/Act 85

Code 8/10/14 Drivers License & PDP


Maintenance equipment

Rolling stock (wagons)

Safety principles

Depot layout and depot rules

Hand signals

Wagon Specifications

Train Plan

Act 85 and regulations

Breakdowns/section work

Vacuum brake testing

Examination procedures

Skills Required:

Interpersonal skills

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Communication (verbal and written)

Diagnostic ability (analyse and interpret)

Be in possession of a (code 08/10/14) drivers licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle

Quality awareness
•Shift work
•Results oriented
•Safety orientation
•Inspire trust

Physically fit