Trainee Traction Linesman Wanted at Transnet

Transnet Freight Rail is looking for a Trainee Traction Linesman in Groblershoop to be trained over a period of plus minus 24 months in Overhead Track Equipment maintenance functions including Train Working Rules in order to obtain the necessary skills to become a Traction Lineman.After successful completion of all required training at a Transnet Freight Rail Training College, including Train Working Rules, successful applicants will be appointed as Traction Lineman and will be responsible for the following outputs:

  • Safety of sub-ordinates
  • Coach and guide team members
  • Issue daily reports/time sheets
  • Issue work permits
  • Complete Overhead Track Equipment construction/projects
  • Overhead Track Equipment correctly maintained


  • Grade 12 with Maths and Science
  • A Certificate in Train Working Rules as applicable to Infrastructure personnel
  • Be literate commensurate with at least ABET Level 4
  • Not be acrophobia
  • Not be claustrophobia
  • Comply with depth perception criteria
  • Sound hearing
  • Physically fit
  • Comply with visual acuity and colour perception tests
Required Knowledge and Competencies

  • Instructions
  • Course material
  • Safety (working areas)
  • Act 85 and regulations
  • Electrical safety instruction
  • Code 29
  • Equipment
  • First aid Safety
  • General appendix no 5
  • OHTE safety regulations
  • Earthing and bonding procedures
  • Maintenance of electrical 3Kv, DC, 25Kv or 5DC
Required Skills: Sound judgement • Conflict handling • Crane handling • Decision making • Communication • Diagnostic ability • Observation • People skills • Problem solving • Planning • Reading and writing • Slinging (rigging)

How to apply

Applications close on 22 May 2015. Click here to submit your application online. Alternatively fax your completed CV to 0117730778. Please quote this reference number (50007049) in your fax.

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