Job Title:

  • Fire Fighter

The offer will be terminated on March 7th, 2023.
Operating Division: Transnet Freight
Rail Operational Division:
Department of Safety
Employer Type: Permanent Employees
Empangeni is the location.
Reports to: Chief Fire Officer
Grade Level: J2
This is a reference to the number 50019075.

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Function of the Position:

Manage fire and emergency related operations in an efficient and effective manner while leading a team that is responsible for protecting people’s lives as well as their property and the environment.
Verify that all necessary emergency preparations have been made, and carry out administrative responsibilities.

Position outputs:

(Some outputs are unique to OD and might not be applicable in other contexts)

  1. Ensure that operational readiness is maintained in order to respond to emergencies
  2. 2.The actual movement of staff members to other work locations.
  3. Distribute and collect firefighting supplies and equipment for staff as needed and in the appropriate locations.
  4. Records of inventory counts and audits, receipting of purchased items, maintaining an assets register, keeping track of a vehicle’s odometer readings and fuel consumption, and maintaining servicing records for cars.
  5. Inspection tasks (fire equipment, foam injection system, hot work being done, tanker docks and vessels, zonal bund valves – Island View, new installations, grain elevator, and inspections with other departments with regard to the R.M.D. 9 to adhere to the act of industrial machinery).
  6. Coordinate planned actions to be carried out in the designated geographical area, regulate the storage, handling, and distribution of dangerous goods (hazardous materials), and produce reports in order to ensure compliance with the relevant regulations.
  7. Fire prevention inspections of industrial, yard, and structure buildings, as well as other buildings and sites, in order to identify any violations of fire safety standards
  8. Carry out fire and incident investigations in order to ascertain the most likely reason for the incident.
  9. Ongoing monitoring and management of subordinates’ participation in day-to-day tasks.
  10. Maintenance and oversight of fire suppression and protection systems in locations where they have been installed, such as the fire monitors in Island View.
  11. Research and activation of the emergency alarms, fire suppression and protection systems, and other safety features located in the petrochemical berths
  12. While pumping activities are taking place, act as a representative of the terminal between ship and shore liaisons.
  13. Carry out risk assessments and get authorization for any work that is going to be done by private contractors on the berth, including any diving activities.
  14. Firefighting training for both the tug crew and the maritime staff, who will, in the event of an emergency, be responsible for taking over firefighting operations.
  15. Meetings in the green area held daily and once a month.
  16. Conduct tests on the CO2 and smoke fixed installations, as well as maintenance and repairs with the help of contractors.
  17. Carry out any additional responsibilities that may be assigned to you by a higher-ranking individual.

  18. Experience and other relevant qualifications:
    • Completion of the 12th grade
    • Certification as a Fire Fighter 1 from the South African Qualifications Authority and the International Fire Safety Accreditation Congress
    •Hazmat Awareness, which is recognized by SAQA and IFSAC.
    •Accreditation from SAQA and IFSAC for the Fire Fighter 2 course.
    •Hazmat Operational and accredited by both SAQA and IFSAC.
    • A basic certificate in either first aid (level 3) or ambulance assistant work.
    • Be in possession of a driver license that is valid (minimum C1 with PrDP) and be in a position to work Work Experience None (Entry Level)
  19. Competencies:
    •Knowledge of Port / Rail / Pipeline operations
    •Must have knowledge of Fire and Emergency Equipment
    •Must have the ability to analyze presented information, situation(s), and reliably respond, with sound decision-making, to adopt an effective course of action Knowledge:
    •Knowledge of Port / Rail / Pipeline operations
    •Must have knowledge of Fire and Emergency Equipment
    •Must have the ability to analyze presented information, situation(s), and
    •Knowledge of Fire Engineering Science
    •Knowledge of Fire Safety
    •Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993
    •Knowledge of Harbour Regulations and Port Rules
    •Knowledge of Dangerous Substances Labels in Accordance with the Hazardous Substances Act 15 of 1973 and Related Standards and Guidelines
    •Knowledge of Hazardous Substances Labels in Accordance with the Hazardous Substances Act 15 of 1973 and Related Standards and
    • A familiarity with the event and its management
    • Understanding of the International Maritime Organization’s Standards as well as the Law and Regulations Regarding the Shipping of Hazardous Products
    •Knowledge of International Safety Guide of tankers and terminals
    •Knowledge of Fire Brigade Services Act 99 of 1987
    •Knowledge of National Environmental Management Act No. 62 of 2008
    •Knowledge of Disaster Management Disaster Management Act, No. 57 of 2002
    •Knowledge of SANS codes of Practice (SANS 10400, SANS 10105, SANS 10089, SANS 10087, SANS 3000, SANS 10090 and SANS 1475)
    •Knowledge of SANS codes of
  20. Attributes
    •Team Work
    •Problem Solving Techniques
    •Effective communication
    •Computer Literacy
    •Safety consciousness
    •Risk consciousness
    •Results oriented
    •Sense of urgency
    •Open minded
    •Attention to detail

21.The following competencies are required: computer skills;

communication skills;
interpersonal skills;
intrapersonal skill;
supervisory competencies;
health and safety competencies;
mechanical/technical exposure competencies;
technical evaluation competencies;
decision making competencies;

analytical competencies;
public financial management competencies;
report writing competencies;
managerial competencies; and leadership competencies.


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