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“Electric Track Switch Maintainer” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #543 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 49-9097.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 62,710.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 30.00
- Currently, there are 8,680 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Signal and Track Switch Repairers”.
Also Known As…
- Signal and Track Switch Repairers
- Train Control Technician
- Train Control Electronic Technician
- Signal Technician
- Signal System Testing Maintainer
- Signal Supervisor
- Signal Maintenance Technician
- Signal Maintainer
- Signal Inspector
- Signal and Communications Maintainer
- Third Rail Installer
- Signal Mechanic
- Register Repairer
- Railway Signal Technician
- Railroad Signal Technician
- Railroad Crossing Protection Maintainer
- Rail Signal Mechanic
- Rail Signal Designer
- Light Rail Signal Technician
- Gate Technician
- Electronic Train Control Technician
- Communications Maintainer
Tasks for “Electric Track Switch Maintainer”
- Inspect electrical units of railroad grade crossing gates and repair loose bolts and defective electrical connections and parts.
- Clean lenses of lamps with cloths and solvents.
- Install, inspect, maintain, and repair various railroad service equipment on the road or in the shop, including railroad signal systems.
- Lubricate moving parts on gate-crossing mechanisms and swinging signals.
- Inspect and test operation, mechanical parts, and circuitry of gate crossings, signals, and signal equipment such as interlocks and hotbox detectors.
- Record and report information about mileage or track inspected, repairs performed, and equipment requiring replacement.
- Maintain high tension lines, de-energizing lines for power companies when repairs are requested.
- Tighten loose bolts, using wrenches, and test circuits and connections by opening and closing gates.
- Test air lines and air cylinders on pneumatically operated gates.
- Drive motor vehicles to job sites.
- Inspect, maintain, and replace batteries as needed.
- Inspect switch-controlling mechanisms on trolley wires and in track beds, using hand tools and test equipment.
- Replace defective wiring, broken lenses, or burned-out light bulbs.
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- Audio spectrum analyzers
- Laptop computers
- Closed circuit television CCTV systems
- Hotbox detectors
- Multi-tip screwdrivers
- Power grinders
- Mechanical lifts
- Relay testers
- Clamp-on ammeters
- Power drills
- Digital oscilloscopes
- Digital timers
- Wheel forklifts
- Digital still cameras
- Adjustable hand wrenches
- Inkjet computer printers
- Digital voltage meters
- Spectrum analyzers
- Multipurpose hammers
- Wire crimpers
- Terminal post wrenches
- Switch machines
- Switch obstruction gauges
- Articulating aerial lift equipment
- Personal computers
- Brush cutting equipment
- Inkjet fax machines
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Maintenance management software
- Web browser software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Outlook