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Position Title : Fire Fighter
Operating Division : Transnet NPA

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : SHE, Fire Services, ELN

Location : East London

Reporting To : Chief Fire Officer

Grade Level : J2

Reference Number : 10156064

Position Purpose :

Position outputs :

To perform fire protection duties on cargo and chemical tankers, berths, Grain Elevator (dust explosion threats) and

explosives to prevent and/or locate fire hazards.

To inspect fire equipment at cargo sheds to ensure that equipment are in good working condition and are readily available in

cases of fire incidents.

To man the fire control centre to ensure that protection duties by fire Fighters are well co-ordinated and that incidents are

accurately and timeously recorded.

PLEASE NOTE: Transnet, its employees or representatives never ask for a fee from job seekers. Any such requests are fraudulent. Please report any

suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056.

Respond to incidents as emergency crews and terminate same or support the Local Authority Fire Brigade.

Perform the role of driver/operator for emergency response appliances when required.

Attend to hazardous material incident as “First Responders” until the arrival of the Local Authority Fire Brigade.

Conduct fire prevention patrols throughout the Port to ensure fire safety compliance.

Qualifications & Experience :

• National Senior Certificate( Grade 12)

• Fire Fighter certificate –through Transnet or the Equivalent of Fire-Fighter 1 Certificate through SAESI

• Code EB or C1 (as per specific port requirement)

• Certification (SABS 1475) - SAQCC

• First Aid Level 3 Certificate

• HAZMAT Awareness (included in Fire Fighter 1)

• HAZMAT Operations

• Basic Health and Safety


1-3 years working experience as a fire fighter

Competencies :

• First Aid

• Safety Regulations

• Hazmat Cargo

• Fire Technology

• Fire Ground Operations

• Confined space entry

• Rescue and extrication

• Handling Hazardous Material Incidents

• Basic Fire Prevention Strategies

• Port Rules and the Harbour Masters written instructions

• International Safety Guide for Tankers and Terminals

• Basic Health and Safety

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
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.
Alternative Application Methods: (Completed Curriculum Vitae to be submitted)
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The closing date is on 26.02.2018. 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
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Transnet. Call the hotline toll free number: 0800 003 056 or email

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