Transnet is hiring for the position of General Purpose Crew Members

Transnet is currently recruiting and welcomes eligible candidates to submit applications for the following employment opportunity: General Purpose Crew Members.

Closing Date: 20 October 2023

Location: Saldanha, Western Cape

Position Title: General Purpose Rating – Port Ops

Department: Marine Services

Report To: Manager – Marine Operations

Reference Number: 10298037

About Transnet: Transnet SOC Ltd is a South African rail, port, and pipeline company headquartered in Johannesburg. It was established as a limited company on April 1, 1990, and the majority of its stock is owned by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) of the South African government.

Job Purpose: The General Purpose Rating – Port Ops serves as a crew member on various marine vessels operating within the port operations area. This role involves the safe and efficient handling of ropes, wires, winches, capstans, and other deck equipment during shipping operations. Maintenance and cleaning duties on the deck and in the engine room are also part of the job to ensure a safe, reliable, and professional delivery of marine fleet services to clients.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  1. Safe and efficient handling of deck equipment during shipping operations.
  2. Maintenance duties on the vessel, including cleaning and housekeeping.
  3. Assistance to the Chief Marine Engineer as required, including maintenance and repairs.
  4. Maintenance of vessel equipment and cleaning.
  5. Hygienic cleaning of domestic areas on the vessel.
  6. Splicing of ropes and wires.
  7. Routine testing of deck equipment.
  8. Participation in emergency drills and procedures.
  9. Moor/unmoor the vessel.
  10. Observe and report safety non-conformances.
  11. Follow instructions from vessel officers for the safe operation of the vessel.
  12. Proper storage of equipment and waste disposal.
  13. Bridge lookout duties when the craft is underway.
  14. Supervision and training as required.
  15. Checking and maintenance of qualifications.
  16. Observance of safety standards.
  17. Understanding of emergency signals and fire patrol.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Certificate of Proficiency as a General Purpose Rating.
  • 6-12 months of experience in marine operations.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Integrity
  • Tolerance of ambiguity
  • Change-oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Appreciation of diversity
  • Service orientation
  • Team player
  • Passion for marine

Knowledge Required:

  • Deck and engine room working practices.
  • Duties of a General Purpose Rating.
  • Safety consciousness and safe working practices.
  • Capable of using own initiative.
  • Team player.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Client service-oriented.
  • Shift system.
  • Knowledge of relevant maritime legislation and procedures.

Skills Required:

  • Marine operation service delivery.
  • Maintenance practices.
  • Change management.
  • Networking.
  • Communication.
  • Building relationships.
  • Skills transfer.

How to Apply:

To apply for this job vacancy, click on the “APPLY HERE” button below the post. This will take you to the Transnet careers portal. Ensure that your application is received by HR before the closing date mentioned in the advertisement.

Click here to apply online for Transnet is hiring for the position of General Purpose Crew Members

If you don’t receive a response within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

For inquiries regarding the application or recruitment process, you can send them in writing to JUDY.KOCK@TRANSNET.NET.

Please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in a career as a General Purpose Rating in Port Operations at Transnet, be sure to submit your application before the closing date.

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