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Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail

Position Title : Fire Fighter

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Risk

Location : Pietermaritzburg C

Reporting To : Fire Officer

Grade Level : J2

Reference Number : 50014765

Position Purpose:

To provide protection of life, property and environment by correctly executing maintenance programmes and responding to emergencies, fires, chemical incidents and disaster related emergencies within the demarcation of the regional boundaries of fire station.

Position outputs:

  • Respond to all emergency calls at the control centre
  • Install, inspect and maintain fire protection equipment
  • Ensure that all equipment operates effectively during operation at all emergency incidents
  • Execute emergency/disaster response, prevention and mitigation activities within specified response time

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 12
  • Fire fighter 1 & 2
  • Hazmat awareness (NFPA 472) and Hazmat Operations
  • Emergency Care Level 3 or basic Ambulance Assistant
  • Fire Appliance Technician (SAQCC Certified) or be prepared and pass first available course within 3 months of appointment. Be in possession of a (Code CI/EC1) Driver’s Licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle
  • Physically fit
  • Heat tolerance
  • Non-claustrophobic
  • Non-nycotophobic (no phobia for darkness)
  • Ability to withstand heights
  • Eye, hand and feet coordination
  • Visual acuity
  • Colour vision
  • Hearing
  • Prepared to wear specialized protective clothing and breathing apparatus



  • Courage
  • Resilience
  • Self-awareness
  • Work-life balance
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self development


  • Fire fighting
  • Fire equipment maintenance
  • Emergency care
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving
  • Emergency vehicle handling
  • HAZMAT risk handling
  • Decision making
  • Team Work
  • Report writing
  • Communication
  • Judgement
  • Computer Literacy


  • Service oriented
  • Attentive to detail
  • Risk and Safety orientated
  • Results orientated
  • Quality awareness
  • Ability to work under pressure

NB: The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job.

NB: No e.mailed applications will be accepted. Apply online www.transnet/careers/

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