Transnet: Apprenticeship Programme

Transnet: Trainee Trackmaster

Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail

Position Title : Trainee Trackmaster

Employee Group : Trainee

Department : Infra Engineering

Location : Postmasburg

Reporting To : Track Inspector

Grade Level : SSTFT

Reference Number : 50014001

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.

Applicants that are interested in applying for any of the advertised positions must apply by registering on the Careers section 
of the Transnet Internet. Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application
before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Any questions regarding the application or recruitment process should be sent in writing to: NCEDISWA.MALGAS@TRANSNET.NET.

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Position Purpose :

To be trained over a period of plus minus 24 months in Permanent Way (Track) Maintenance functions including Train Working Rules in order to obtain the necessary skills to become a Track Master.


* Postmasburg
* Kimberley

Position outputs :

Ensured safe Permanent Way system

  • Managing resources
  • Documentation and information,
  • Perform planning and repair work as per specific procedures and standards

Qualifications & Experience :

  •  Grade 12 with Maths
  •  To pass all modules as per the Permanent Way Training programme
  •  Obtain drivers licence (Code C1) during period of training, pre-requisite for consideration for appointment on completion oftraining.
  •  Free from claustrophobia
  •  Comply with depth perception criteria
  •  Free from acrophobia
  •  Physically fit
  •  Sound hearing
  •  Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception test.

Competencies :


* Perway documentation
* Perway instructions.
* Building of turnouts
* Safety Act 85.
* Perway material/equipment
* Track laying and maintenance.


* Service orientation
* Cost consciousness.
* Results orientated
* Quality awareness.
* Routine.
* Communication


* Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception tests.
* Be physically fit.
* Sound hearing


a) This is a Safety Related and/or Safety Critical job.
b) The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job

“NB: No emailed applications will be accepted”

Closing Date: 29.05.2019

How To Apply:

Click here to apply online 

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