Artisans Assistant-2020 At Transnet

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

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The closing date is on 17.07.2020. 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 NPA

Position Title : Artisan – Civil

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Infrastructure

Location : East London

Reporting To : Technical Supervisor

Grade Level : I1

Reference Number : 10253094

Position Purpose:

Position outputs:

The provision of an effective civil maintenance, repairs and new works service within NPA civil infrastructure to ensure the availability and reliability.


Tiling (wall and floor) – marley tiles, ceramic, carpet tiles.
General plumbing i.e. toilet, basin, showers. Sewer, remove and fit taps,

Removes and fit new water pipes.

Shoring –

General Painting to building.

Remove and install complete geyser system

Build manholes

Remove and replace defective, storm water covers, drains, gutters.

Open blocked drains and sewerage

Erect/repair signposts and boards

Supervise and assist Process workers in digging holes and trenches.

Supervise and assist process Workers in the Mixing concrete using shovel or concrete mixer.

Cut and bend reinforcing for concrete work

Rendering defective flooring

Manufacture doors, windows and frames and sink/kitchen cupboards

Operate carpentry/ heavy duty machinery

Design water lines ( sizes of pipes) 15mm –325mm.
Make up plumbing fittings

Repairs to air condition piping


Inspection of sewer lines and pipe work done by contractors or lower graded workers

Installation of hydro-boils

Repairs to all valves.

Reading meters

Lay foundations

Repairs to water stand pipes for ships water and underground mains.

Repairs to hydrants

Sand papering, grinding of cutting tools for spindles, drilling

Laying of concrete paving slabs/blocks, dish channels

Cuts and lays plastic damp proofing

Casts concrete lintols

Breaking concrete/brick work using hammer. Chisel, jack hammer.

Make and erect boxing. (Slot drains, quay walls)

Excavation using pick and shovel

Cutting of rail barriers using cutting torch.

Repairs to bar grids


Read plans and diagrams

Measuring and taking levels.

Undertake necessary preparation work

Erect, repair or maintain ceilings.

Fixes interior and exterior window sills.

Manufacture and fit roof trusses

Fit asbestos/tiled roofs

Manufacture, maintain and/repairs to office furniture and shelves (carpentry)

Builds trestles or scaffolds.

Operates overhead crane in workshop as well as truck mounted crane, Titan Crane, Barge crane – 10 ton)
Demolish old brickwork.

Lay concrete surface beds

Control of tools and materials.

Mentor/share knowledge with lower graded workers in building maintenance.

Pressure testing (water)

Inspections of geysers and similar installations

Inspections of sewer lines/ connections

Re-laying of sewer pipes/damaged sewer pipes ( 4” – 15”
Repairs to sewer valves and non-return valves as well as air- con pipes.= etc.

Qualifications & Experience:

High school – grade 10
Qualified trade tested artisan in one of the building trades, i.e. Bricklaying, Carpentry or plumbing
Code 08 Drivers license.
3-5 years experience as an Artisan


  • Knowledge of hand tools, materials and Equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety signs
  • Knowledge basic Fire fighting and first aid
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organising skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Driving ( code 08)

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