Transnet Limited – Artisan – Civil

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Operating Division : Transnet NPA
Position Title : Artisan – Civil
Employee Group : Permanent
Department : Infrastructure
Location : East London
Reporting To : Technical Supervisor
Grade Level : I1
Reference Number : 10253094
Position Purpose:
Position outputs:
The provision of an effective civil maintenance, repairs and new works service within NPA civil infrastructure to ensure the
availability and reliability.

Tiling (wall and floor) – marley tiles, ceramic, carpet tiles.
General plumbing i.e. toilet, basin, showers. Sewer, remove and fit taps,
Removes and fit new water pipes.
Shoring –
General Painting to building.
Remove and install complete geyser system
Build manholes
Remove and replace defective, storm water covers, drains, gutters.
Open blocked drains and sewerage
Erect/repair signposts and boards
Supervise and assist Process workers in digging holes and trenches.
Supervise and assist process Workers in the Mixing concrete using shovel or concrete mixer.
Cut and bend reinforcing for concrete work
Rendering defective flooring
Manufacture doors, windows and frames and sink/kitchen cupboards
Operate carpentry/ heavy duty machinery
Design water lines ( sizes of pipes) 15mm –325mm.
Make up plumbing fittings
Repairs to air condition piping
Inspection of sewer lines and pipe work done by contractors or lower graded workers
Installation of hydro-boils
Repairs to all valves.
Reading meters
Lay foundations
Repairs to water stand pipes for ships water and underground mains.
Repairs to hydrants
Sand papering, grinding of cutting tools for spindles, drilling
Laying of concrete paving slabs/blocks, dish channels
Cuts and lays plastic damp proofing
Casts concrete lintols
Breaking concrete/brick work using hammer. Chisel, jack hammer.
Make and erect boxing. (Slot drains, quay walls)
Excavation using pick and shovel
Cutting of rail barriers using cutting torch.
Repairs to bar grids
Read plans and diagrams
Measuring and taking levels.
Undertake necessary preparation work
Erect, repair or maintain ceilings.
Fixes interior and exterior window sills.
Manufacture and fit roof trusses
Fit asbestos/tiled roofs
Manufacture, maintain and/repairs to office furniture and shelves (carpentry)
Builds trestles or scaffolds.
Operates overhead crane in workshop as well as truck mounted crane, Titan Crane, Barge crane – 10 ton)
Demolish old brickwork.
Lay concrete surface beds
Control of tools and materials.
Mentor/share knowledge with lower graded workers in building maintenance.
Pressure testing (water)
Inspections of geysers and similar installations
Inspections of sewer lines/ connections
Re-laying of sewer pipes/damaged sewer pipes ( 4” – 15”
Repairs to sewer valves and non-return valves as well as air- con pipes.= etc.

Qualifications & Experience:
High school – grade 10
Qualified trade tested artisan in one of the building trades, i.e. Bricklaying, Carpentry or plumbing
Code 08 Drivers license.
3-5 years experience as an Artisan

• Knowledge of hand tools, materials and Equipment.
• Knowledge of safety signs
• Knowledge basic Fire fighting and first aid
• Communication skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Organising skills
• Supervisory skills
• Driving ( code 08)

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