Wabtec Corporation

Kempton Park, South Africa


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Position Title: Storeman/Driver

Number of Positions: 1 Position

Reporting To: Warehouse Supervisor

Reporting Relationship: Senior Supply Chain Manager

Primary Purpose of Role: This person is responsible for the verification and record keeping of incoming and outgoing shipments and preparation of items for shipment, together with the occasional task of driving. Compares, identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming and outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records. He/she will communicate with suppliers and forwarders on a regular basis to track and trace goods.

Primary Objectives:

  • Receives product deliveries, ensuring order and invoice accuracy
  • Moves shipments into appropriate locations for stocking and maintain a high standard of housekeeping in the goods receiving and despatching areas.
  • Establish and maintain a goods receiving, despatching area and maintains stock areas.
  • Manage garbage and recycling dumpsters for pick-up on appropriate days
  • Determines method of shipment, utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and rates.
  • Ensure shipping labels are fixed on packed cartons/crates identifying shipping information.
  • Ensure packing of goods is done according to company standards
  • Ensure incoming shipments are unpacked and inspected, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper to rectify damages and shortages.
  • Routes items to relevant departments.
  • Inspects outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet company and forwarders’ specifications.
  • Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies.
  • Operates forklift or use hand truck to move, convey, or hoist shipments from shipping-and-receiving platform to storage or work area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Operates the company vehicle to make deliveries or collections based on operational needs.

Formal Education/Training

  • High School: Grade 12
  • Code 08 Driving License (PDP would be an advantage)
  • Exposure to the Railway Rolling stock will be an advantage: 5 to 10 years warehouse experience.
  • Oracle working experience.

Essential work skills

  • Excellent written and oral Communication Skills
  • Good technical ability
  • PC Literacy
  • Exposure to commercial matters desirable
  • Customer Service orientated
  • Good MS Office Skills

Person Specification

  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy with attention to detail
  • A team player with flexible approach and a willingness to learn
  • Outgoing and confident personality who can operate at all levels
  • A self-starter who is proactive and can set and achieve goals
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to recognize potential risks to the firm that should be escalated

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties on this job the employee is exposed to an office environment and will be required to travel to outlying locations and offices for inspections and tours.

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standard of the position.  Incumbents shall follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by this position and supervisor.  

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.