Transnet: General Worker Opportunity

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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The closing date is on 26.10.2020. 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 ( RME )
Position Title : Master Electrician
Employee Group : Permanent
Department : RME:Rail OHTE
Location : Elandsfontein
Reporting To : Engineering Manager
Grade Level : H3
Reference Number : 50015881

Position Purpose:
To install and repair 3kV DC, 25kV AC, 50kV AC Traction Substations; 11kV AC Distribution Substations, and Telecontrol as result of planned or unplanned construction work to ensure that TFR operating division meet their goals and objectives. Position outputs:
– Perform Installations of 3 kV DC, 25 kV AC, 50 kV AC and 11 kV AC, transmission sub-station and telecontrol unit
– Perform substation installations of primary circuit breakers, isolators, Lightning arrestors, battery chargers, rectifiers, transformers, flying bus bars, motorised isolators, interlocking and negative returns
– Do high voltage cable joints and terminations Wire from complex panel wiring diagrams and AC/DC panels
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-Read, interpret and understand electrification layout and associated drawings, Display good fitness level and health. Understanding functioning of hand tools machines.
– Assess and monitor condition of hand tools and measuring tools.
– Be able to observe that an occupation is granted and permit book is signed prior to commencing work.
Qualifications & Experience:
– Qualified electrician with at least 5 years’ experience in electrical power supply field
– Experience in maintenance/construction environment
– Wireman’s license from Electrical Contracting Board an advantage
– Be in possession of a C code driver’s licence, be competent and prepared to drive such vehicles.
– In possession of a valid category C green certificate of Authority(Electrical power supply (EPS) and Electrical Traction supply(ETS))
– Be eligible to be assessed and practically passed out on 3 kV and 11 kV AC substation within 3 months of appointment.

– Knowledge of safety legislation
– Electrical maintenance/construction
– Electrical systems
– High voltage safety instructions
– Understanding Material and equipment
– Act 85 and regulations

Skills Required:
– Good Communication and negotiation skills
– Good fault finding and reading of schematic diagrams
– Identification of tools and material for specific sub-station components.
– First Aid and fire fighting
– Understand method statements, safe working procedure
– Technical interpretation skills.
– Analytical and problem solving ability
– Time management
– Team player and appreciate diversity.
“NB: The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job”
“NB: No emailed applications will be accepted”

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