Transnet has a vacancy for Port Worker. You need only Grade 12 to apply!

Job Summary

Transnet is hiring for the following job vacancy: Port Worker.

Closing date: 15 February 2024

Operating Division : TPT Cape Town MPT
Position Title : Port Worker
Employee Group : Non Permanent
Department : Operations
Reporting To : Operations Manager
Grade Level : HRLYL1
Reference Number : 203716

Location : Cape Town

Careers at Transnet

At Transnet, excellence is our standard. We proudly operate and control South Africa’s major transport infrastructure networks and in expanding our operations globally, we hold a vision to become Africa’s world champion in transport and logistics solutions.

Transnet is a leading world-class employer, boasting a highly motivated workforce in excess of 55000 employees.

Our workplace offers outstanding opportunities aimed towards attracting results driven individuals who are suitably qualified and who can aspire to even greater heights in our company.

Position Purpose

The provision of labour as directed by supervisor in order to ensure a safe and clean working environment or optimised cargo operation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cleaning of operational equipment ( cranes, windows, cabins etc.)
  • Inspection of container condition
  • Reefer monitoring operations
  • Opening and closing of rail wagons twist-locks
  • Loading off-loading and slacking of cargo in compliance of standard operating procedures
  • Hooking/ unhooking
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  • Tarping/ untarping where applicable
  • Place/ remove dunnage
  • Cleaning of operational areas, rail trucks, plant, workshops, offices, sheds and ablution facilities as instructed.
  • Complete applicable documentation i.e. accident reports
  • Identification of correct cargo handling equipment/ gear

Qualifications & Experience

  • Grade 12 / NQF 04
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant experience



  • Terminal Layout or similar environment
  • Safety
  • Stack Positions

Skills Required:

  • Attention to detail
  • Cleanliness

How to Apply

The closing date is on 16 February 2024. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement. PLEASE APPLY HERE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

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

NB Preference will be given to applicants within the eThekwini Municipality.
NB: Attach letter from Institution indicating in-service training request


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