The main responsibility of train control officers is to control the running of trains on an allocated section of track.
The train control officer's duties include: recording arrival and departure times of trains from stations; and using various control systems.
At smaller stations train control officers usually have to perform a larger range of tasks, such as selling tickets and the receiving and storing of light goods and parcels.
- working with trains
- steady employment
- being able get a job with little further training
- dealing with rude or difficult people when controls break down and there are delays
A train control officer should:
- be at least 18 years old;
- be punctual;
- be responsible:
- have integrity and be dependable;
- be a precise and accurate worker;
- be meticulous about keeping records.
Grade 10 Certificate
Compulsory Subjects: None
Recommended Subjects: None
Spoornet offers a 14-week in-service training course