• Perform High Speed Train Driver duties, by operating passenger vehicles in all modes. This includes the safe working of a train in compliance with the statutory rules and guidelines;
• Only drive trains and operate over routes for which you are trained and certificated to do so;
• Comply with any operating restrictions applicable to the train being operated;
• Carry out the prescribed train preparation of the train when diagrammed to do so;
• Ensure that when stabled the train is correctly secured and clear of any adjacent line open to traffic;
• Attend for work at the appointed time and attend Safety briefings, as outlined in the High Speed Train Driver Competency Procedure;
• Work closely with all employees of SAR to ensure that the highest standards of safe working are constantly attained
• When dealing with customers, ensure that matters are handled tactfully and sensitively as appropriate and strictly follow the procedures and work instructions of the organization;
• Enforce necessary procedures to ensure the safety of members of the public and SAR employees;
• Plan and coordinate with the operations control to ensure an effective response to train failures, recovery and rescue support for emergency situations;
• Provide effective communications and information with internal and external stakeholders in an efficient and timely manner;
• Able to carry out controlled/uncontrolled/emergency evacuation of train and stations;
• Excellent understanding of operational rules and regulations, route and traction knowledge.
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a train driving environment, with at least 3 years’ experience of High Speed Passenger driving and with an excellent safety of the line and attendance record;
• Certified passenger High Speed Train Driver;
• Must have good hearing, eyesight and normal colour vision.
• Able to work as a mainline Passenger High Speed Train Driver;
• Effective safety critical communications including correct use of the phonetic alphabet;
• Able to consider and evaluate safety issues for train/station operations and related activities;
• Able to follow safe working procedures personally and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as required and look out for the safety of others;
• Able to locally dispatch of a manually driven trains;
• Able to control the movement of a train with the use of hand signals or verbal instructions;
• Able to stop trains in an emergency and re-establish manual train operations following failure or activation of emergency brake application of the train;
• Able to communicate clearly and concisely with persons responsible for controlling train movements (i.e. Train Manager, Station Operative, Controller (Operations, Communications or Maintenance).
• Ability to understand complex systems;
• Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and the ability to handle multiple priorities;
• A mature, proactive and responsible approach to work with initiative and problem solving capability;
• Excellent communication skills are required and an ability to represent and generate respect for SAR within the workforce and community;
• Able to communicate in English (written and verbal) with good numeracy skills.