4 Aug 2022

Full-Time Marine Shorehand x7 by Transnet

Transnet – Posted by JobdirectaSA Staff-PK South Africa

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This advert is open for application by external applicants.

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.

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The closing date is on 12.08.2022. 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.

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Operating Division : Transnet NPA

Position Title : Marine Shorehand

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Marine Services

Location : Durban

Reporting To : Senior Berthing Master

Grade Level : K1

Reference Number : 10280420

Position Purpose:

The provision of berthing and related services to the Maritime Industry.

The result of the service provision is as follows:

  • Berthed and sailed vessels.
  • Provided fresh water to vessels
  • Maintained navigational aids and Dry-dock and slipway
  • Controlled pollution

Position outputs:


  • Make up heaving lines, including splicing ropes and making of “monkey’s fist”.
  • Make fast or let go the mooring ropes of vessels entering or leaving a berth.
  • Make fast or let go vessels using the mooring buoys, working in dangerous conditions on the buoy or from a launch (inner anchorage)
  • Warp vessels i.e.: shift vessels from quay to quay.
  • Handle slip and surge dock wires when vessels 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.
  • Assist with slipping and de-slipping of vessels at slipways across the port system


  • 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.


  • Handling of buoys (lifting from position and replacement, connect and disconnect chains and shackles)
  • Chipping, scraping and painting of buoys.
  • Placing of blocks in dry-docks and on wharf for buoys
  • Splicing of ropes and wires
  • Handling of conveyor system for passenger liner luggage


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


  • Cleaning of ablution blocks, vehicles and surrounding areas.
  • Assisting various departments in Port housekeeping and duties, especially in smaller ports with limited resources
  • Preparing craft for functions, e.g.: laying of deck boards on floating crane.
  • Preparation of passenger terminal for passenger vessels and functions

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Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 10
  • Pass rope test and medical assessment
  • Nil experience


. Knowledge of basic seamanship incl. knots and rope and wire splicing.

  • Knowledge of sequencing of mooring ropes/wires on bollards.
  • Knowledge of correct methods of preparation and painting of metal and wooden surfaces.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in supply of fresh water to vessels including identification, deployment, maintenance and stowage.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in pollution prevention, spillage cleaning and salvage operations including identification, deployment, maintenance and stowage.
  • Knowledge of procedures involved in combating pollution within the Port area including waterborne debris, oil and chemical spillage and safety precautions to be observed.
  • Knowledge of cleaning procedures and baggage handling.


  • Physically capable of performing all duties.
  • Willing to undertake arduous physical work at all times, in all weather conditions.
  • Adaptable, willing to operate in a multi- skilled, multifunctional environment
  • Service orientated.
  • Literacy level sufficient to undergo training on modular programme and to follow written instruction.
  • Willing to work shifts as required.
  • Willing to work extended hours if required to work in emergency situations e.g. salvage.
  • Willing to undergo training programmes in all aspects of duties.
  • Willing to work outside of Port confines in the event of environmental emergencies.

Closing Date:12.08.2022


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Job Categories: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in South Africa. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Transnet careers 2022, Transnet jobs 2022, Transnet recruitments 2022, and Transnet vacancies 2022. Salaries: GHS 4,000 - 6,000. Prominent words: closing date and willing to work.


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