Transnet is hiring a General Hand (Marine). Apply with Grade 10!

Transnet has a vacancy for a Marine Shorehand (General Worker).

Closing date: not specified

Operating Division:Transnet NPA
Employee Group:Permanent
Department:NGQ, F&B, Berthing Services, Shift D
Reporting To:Petty Officer

Job Purpose

•To provide berthing and related services to the Maritime Industry.
•Provide fresh water to vessels.
•Assist in ship repair facilities.
•Assist with pollution control

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 10
  • As part of the recruitment process the candidate must pass a rope test.


Skills required: •Physically capable of performing all duties. •Undertake arduous physical work at all times, in all weather conditions. •Be able to operate in a multi- skilled, multifunctional environment. •Service oriented

Attributes: •Literacy level sufficient to undergo training on modular programme and to follow written instruction. •Working shifts as required. •Working extended hours as required. •Undergo training programmes in all aspects of duties.

Knowledge: •Basic seamanship incl. knots and rope and wire splicing •Equipment used in the supply of fresh water to vessels including maintenance and storage of equipment. •Equipment used in pollution prevention and spillage.

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Duties and Responsibilities


•Make up heaving lines, including splicing ropes and making of monkey fist.
•Make fast or let go of mooring ropes/wires of vessels docking and undocking
•Make fast or let go of vessels using the mooring buoys, working in dangerous conditions on the buoy or from a launch (inner anchorage).

•Handle slip and surge dock wires vessel are entering or leaving the graving dock or slipway (slipping of vessels).
•Act as crew on unmanned vessels: i.e. handle mooring lines on board such vessels including newly built vessels on slip.
•Determine the correct sequence of placement of mooring ropes on bollards

•Identify equipment (meters, hoses and standpipes) for particular use.
•Connect and disconnect water pipes from quay to vessel and on vessel if no crew available.
•Assist with maintenance of equipment (meters, hoses and standpipes) including replacing washers, cleaning and packing.

•Assist in building of blocks in dry-docks and slipway facilities.
•Splicing of ropes and wires.

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•Deployment of pollution equipment and undertake clean-up duties of all spillage’s (oil & chemicals) both land and water, in the event of incidents.
•Assist with the removal of debris from water.
•Crew on harbor pollution craft.

•Cleaning of berthing facilities, vehicles and surrounding areas.
•Preparing craft for functions

How to Apply

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 Division.


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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