Transnet: Firefighter Training/Learnership Programme 2020

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 18.09.2019. 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 NPA

Position Title : Fire Fighter

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : SHERQ

Location : Richards Bay

Reporting To : Fire Officer

Grade Level : J2

Reference Number : 10157555

Position Purpose:

To respond to fire and emergency situations, conduct fire prevention duties, up-keeping and servicing of fire equipment.

Position outputs:

  • To perform fire protection duties on IMDG vessels, berths, rail sidings and any other duly approved site within port


  • To inspect fire equipment in all TNPA buildings and floating crafts to ensure that equipment are in good working

condition and are readily accessible and available in case of fire incidents.

  • To man the fire control room to ensure that protection duties by Fire Fighters are well coordinated and that incidents

are accurately and timeously recorded.

  • Respond to incidents as emergency crews on a first strike capacity.
  • Perform the role of driver/operator for emergency response appliances.
  • Perform ventilation and salvage task during and after the incident.
  • Perform fire patrols at routine intervals.
  • Carry, move and handle of all fire fighting equipment.
  • Man the fire equipment on board tugs during vessel incidents.
  • Standby, inspection and close out of hot work.
  • Visual inspection and testing of sprinkler systems.
  • Carry out any reasonable and lawful instruction given by Chief Fire Officer/Senior Fire

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 12 or Matric
  • Fire Fighter 1 & 2 (NFPA 1001)
  • First Aid Level 3
  • Code C1 drivers’ license
  • 6 to 12 Months Fire Fighting experience


Knowledge required:

  • IMDG characteristics
  • Dangers associated with commercial ships
  • Fire technology
  • Fire ground operations Confined space entry Rescue and extrication
  • Handling of hazardous material incidents
  • Basic fire prevention strategies
  • Basic knowledge of OHS Act

Skills required:

  • Pump Operations
  • Heavy Duty driving
  • Breathing Apparatus Operations
  • Hazard Identification and Risk assessment
  • Rescue and Extrication

Attributes required:

  • Team Player
  • Physical Fitness
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Dedication
  • Integrity
  • Situation Awareness Confidence and resilience
  • Commitment to Development

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