Loco Driver – Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal

Sappi Southern Africa

Saiccor Mill, Umkomaas

Loco Driver ( P11 )

Sappi Saiccor is looking for a suitable candidate to shunt raw material by rail into the mill and removal of empty rail tracks to ensure adequate supply of raw material into the mill.

REPORTING TO : Rail Transportation Manager


  • Operate the diesel locomotive adhering to all safety requirements
  • Transport rail trucks to relative loading or offloading points timeously
  • Inspect the load to be transported and check for loose components and loading defects
  • Complete traffic log books as well as shift hand over books
  • Inspect the locomotive at the beginning of each shift and report faults accordingly
  • During operation of locomotive, listen for noise, knocks or abnormalities and take required action
  • Log all defects and repairs required in the loco repair book before the end of each shift.
  • Communicate with Transnet regarding yard positions and traffic on route to the mill
  • Supervise work completed by the shunter
  • Instruct shunter as to where the trucks must be placed as well as correct working procedure to be followed
  • Monitor locomotive gauges for correct working pressures and water levels
  • Ensure all rail trucks are weighed in and out
  • Ensure that working procedures are followed at all times
  • Perform any other work of similar level of complexity as directed by Rail Manager


  • Planning and organising
  • Analytical
  • Communication
  • Problem analysis
  • Resilience


  • Grade 12 with Maths and Science coupled with a loco driver certificate
  • Relevant experience within a similar environment would be considered advantageous

Closing Date : 08 May 2019

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