Jaco joined African Rail & Traction Services on 1 June 2016.
His areas of responsibility include:
Operations and Projects
Training and Technical Services.
More About Thabo Godfrey Mafatle
Responsible for rebuilding incident damaged diesel electric locomotives, modification of locomotives as well as the servicing of the trackmobile.
I am Thabo Godfrey Mafatle. Born in Soweto on the 26 December 1982. After finished my matric in 2001. I enrolled at the college studying Electrical Engineering heavy current. Obtaining five National Certificates from N2 to N6 in 2003. In 2007 finished my National Diploma in Electrical Engineering Heavy Current. 2005 I got a bursary from Transnet Engineering and got appointed as a Technician Engineer in Koedoespoort Diesel Depot GM Locomotive Maintenance Business on 1 August 2007. Promoted to a Depot Engineer in the same business in 2010. Further studied in 2010 and obtained a B.Tech Degree in the field of Quality. Promoted to a Resource Manager by Transnet Freight Rail in 1 June 2016. Managing all resources needed to ensure that export coal trains from Middleburg mines to Richards Bay arrive to its destination without failures. Also ensuring that general freight train reliability is up the standard. October 2016 got appointed as a production manager by Transnet Engineering and got involved in the 1064 project. I managed four fabrication lines (Under frame, Bogies, Auxiliary cab and gear case) that supplier the assembly line to build 44 Class GE Diesel Electric Locomotives. I got recently appointed as a Workshop Manager 1 May 2016 by African Train and Traction Services. Responsible for rebuilding incident damaged diesel electric locomotives, modification locomotives and servicing track mobiles.
I am an energetic ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that I undertake, or situation that I am presented with. As a graduate with six years of experience in management level positions. I have experience from different industry of locomotives taught me a lot about project management, lean six-sigma, quality management, safety management, asset management, financial management, resource management, production management, operations management and reliability management.
I am excellent in working with others to achieve a certain objective on time and with excellence.