Shabalala - Train Driver - Cape Town, South Africa

Ntuthuko Genius Shabalala

Cape Town, South Africa


Train Driver


I am a qualified train driver with a four years experience of driving trains before being appointed as a Manager for train drivers. I have kept my qualification of train driving as a Manager for the past 4 years to make the total experience of train driving to 8 years.

Work History

Development as a Section Manager

Caledon Wes

From August 2010

Sap nr: 27645
Years in Current post: 01 August 2010 till present
Date joined the company: 14 April 2003

Development as a Section Manager
First line manager training
Navigator - Leadership development programme
Role of the presiding officer
Labour relations training
Conduct assessment training

Operator of speed monitoring instrument TSR-1
Operator of Lion SD-400PA/P and AlcoBlow
Task observation training
RIC training
CMS training
Refresher training to retain train drivers qualification
Order to Execution Training (O2E)
Leadership Capacity Building Workshop
Lean Six Sigma Training

Achievements in current job

Administrating User on the CMS for Bellville area
Selected to oversee the Transaction phase until Assessors are appointed to take over the CPL

Key responsibilities in current job

Managing and supervising personnel
Manage overtime and cost of fuel as well as sand usage
Responsible for creating safe working environment for personnel
Rostering personnel, execution of ITP, monitor trains and compile links
Conduct daily inspection of unsafe condition and environment according to the checklist also implementing corrective actions
Execute duties of safety coordinator and identifies unsafe working
Conduct task observation according to the procedure

Manage competency profile and risk profile of the personnel
Handle conflict between subordinates, conduct green area meeting, safety talks and symposiums
Responsible for disciplinary hearings, investigate incidents and enforce discipline
Perform RIC duties and complete 12hrs incident reports
Attend meetings with other departments and trade unions

Plan and conduct assessment of personnel
Certify train crew on road knowledge and shed personnel
Responsible for execution and monitoring of CPL
Keep data for the transaction phase of CPL
Load information and keeping of data for CMS
Admin User for the CMS

Strength, Skills & Expertise
Emotional Intelligence
Management expertise
Business acumen
Leadership expertise


Training and assessment of train drivers

I have trained train drivers on different locomotives on how to operate them also the road knowledge. I am also qualified to assess them on their duties

Qualifications & Certifications

Strategic Management NQF Level 6



Electrical Engineering

Newcastle Technical College


Elangwane High School

Labour Relations

Centre for Business Management

Strategic Management

Centre for Business Management

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