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90% Chance of Automation
“Gate Technician” 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
- Electronic Train Control Technician
- Electric Track Switch Maintainer
- Communications Maintainer
Tasks for “Gate Technician”
- Maintain high tension lines, de-energizing lines for power companies when repairs are requested.
- Test air lines and air cylinders on pneumatically operated gates.
- Replace defective wiring, broken lenses, or burned-out light bulbs.
- Inspect electrical units of railroad grade crossing gates and repair loose bolts and defective electrical connections and parts.
- Drive motor vehicles to job sites.
- Tighten loose bolts, using wrenches, and test circuits and connections by opening and closing gates.
- Install, inspect, maintain, and repair various railroad service equipment on the road or in the shop, including railroad signal systems.
- Inspect switch-controlling mechanisms on trolley wires and in track beds, using hand tools and test equipment.
- Inspect, maintain, and replace batteries as needed.
- 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.
- Lubricate moving parts on gate-crossing mechanisms and swinging signals.
- Clean lenses of lamps with cloths and solvents.
Related Technology & Tools
- Adjustable hand wrenches
- Switch machines
- Multi-tip screwdrivers
- Power drills
- Laptop computers
- Digital voltage meters
- Relay testers
- Switch obstruction gauges
- Digital still cameras
- Brush cutting equipment
- Spectrum analyzers
- Digital timers
- Clamp-on ammeters
- Power grinders
- Hotbox detectors
- Wheel forklifts
- Closed circuit television CCTV systems
- Multipurpose hammers
- Personal computers
- Inkjet computer printers
- Frequency specific volt meters
- Terminal post wrenches
- Slip joint pliers
- Inkjet fax machines
- Mechanical lifts
- Wire crimpers
- Articulating aerial lift equipment
- Audio spectrum analyzers
- Digital oscilloscopes
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Maintenance management software
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Word
- Web browser software
- Microsoft Excel