Astra Personnel Services: Driver Trainer – – Gas and Fuel Operations


My Cient, a well established transporter in the bulk fuel and gas sectos has a vacancy for a experienced Driver Trainer based in Milnerton Cape Town

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Tanker Operations experience is critical for this position.
  • Must have Fuel, Gas and General Freight product knowledge
  • Must have strong communications skills to maintain an effective Driver Training Programme for all allocated contracts
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of TETA accredited training in line with operational requirements.
  • To ensure the effective recruitment of new Drivers
  • To identify and minimise all potential risks and to undertake motor vehicle crash Investigations within the region.
  • To manage the general administration of Driver files and TETA accredited training and ensuring that Assessors/ Moderators reports are on file.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision, liaising weekly with different contract managers /fleet controllers for training of all drivers.
  • Must be able to foster and maintain exceptional client relationships with the allocated contracts.
  • Be aware of the SPI/SOP’s and Fuel Requirements.
  • Product specific load securing knowledge.
  • VFL’s specific related to the Fuel contracts which include specific job observation, Vehicle inspections, Site Walks and Near misses.
  • Driver trainer must have access and knowledge of Drivecam and its daily application/ monitoring to address drivers with bad behaviour.
  • Must have Fatigue monitoring and management thereof experience.
  • Must understand the training matrix, how to complete it and ensure all information is correct and managed on a weekly basis.
  • Must be able to undertake a cab assessment and undertake in Cab training to correct Driving behaviour
  • Must have reliable transport and be willing to travel – to other branches and with long distance drivers.
  • Training and Driving knowledge on Ultra, Heavy and Medium Motor vehicles.
  • Updating and maintaining of RRA (Route Risk Assessments)
  • Must understand fuel consumption and the application thereof.



Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Have matric, or equivalent education
  • Have a Code EC license and a valid PRDP with category DGP and at least 5 years driving experience in the Fuel, Gas & Oil Sector
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft including the use of excel at an intermediate level, Level 3 minimum requirement.
  • Have strong administrational and communication skills.
  • Have strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Strong Presentation skills and 5 years training experience
  • Must have training experience in the Fuel, Oil and Gas Industry
  • Have practical experience in investigating accidents and/or incidents
  • Have a facilitators and an assessor’s qualification, accredited by TETA, and be registered as an assessor with TETA for the following unit standards:


    • Transport Of Dangerous Goods By Road UNIT STANDARD 123259
    • Firefighting UNIT STANDARD 12484
    • First Aid UNIT STANDARD 116511


  • RTMS implementation knowledge and experience are essential.
  • Must have completed a train the trainer qualification
  • Can plan organise and implement Driver training courses
  • Have the ability undertake Route Risk Analysis & implement Journey Plans
  • Be prepared to work flexible working hours and weekends when required.
  • Must be able to work under pressure


Package & Remuneration

Negotiable depending on experience and qualification