Traction Lineman x4

This advert is open for application by external applicants.

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.

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Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.

Alternative Application Methods: (Completed Curriculum Vitae to be submitted)
Fax: 0117749199
The closing date is on 30.05.2014.

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Operating Division: Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title: Traction Lineman X4
Employee Group: Permanent
Department: RN-IFS-EXEC-ELE-Electrical Overhead-VRE
Location: Vredendal
Reporting To: Foreman (OHTE)
Grade Level: J2
Reference Number: 50003862

Position Purpose: To ensure the optimal utilization of Overhead Track Equipment by performing maintenance, alterations and repairs to overhead track equipment and negative return circuits to prescribed quality and safety standards including live working

Position Outputs: - Safety of sub-ordinates - Construction/projects - Coach and guide team members - Issue daily reports/time sheets - Issue work permits - Drive motorized vehicle on track - Overhead track equipment correctly maintained - Complete overhead track equipment

Qualifications and Experience: - Be in possession of a (Code EC1) Driver ’ s Licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle - Trains working rules - Trestle Trolley Certificate - Category “ A ” certificate - Road knowledge certificate - Eyesight - Hearing - Physically fit - Non-acrophobia

Competencies: KNOWLEDGE - Earthing and bonding procedures - Train operating systems - Safety (working areas) - Oxy-acetylene flame cutting - Electrical safety instructions - OHTE safety regulations - Traction Lineman duties (training modules) - Maintenance of electr. 3KV DC, 25 KV or 50 KV AC SKILLS - First aid - Crane handling - Slinging (rigging) - Observation BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES - Safety conscious - Reliable - Sense of urgency - Vigilant - Responsible

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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