Will “Third Rail Installer” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
90% Chance of Automation
“Third Rail Installer” 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
- 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
- Electric Track Switch Maintainer
- Communications Maintainer
Tasks for “Third Rail Installer”
- Replace defective wiring, broken lenses, or burned-out light bulbs.
- Record and report information about mileage or track inspected, repairs performed, and equipment requiring replacement.
- Inspect switch-controlling mechanisms on trolley wires and in track beds, using hand tools and test equipment.
- Inspect electrical units of railroad grade crossing gates and repair loose bolts and defective electrical connections and parts.
- Inspect, maintain, and replace batteries as needed.
- Test air lines and air cylinders on pneumatically operated gates.
- Clean lenses of lamps with cloths and solvents.
- Maintain high tension lines, de-energizing lines for power companies when repairs are requested.
- Drive motor vehicles to job sites.
- Inspect and test operation, mechanical parts, and circuitry of gate crossings, signals, and signal equipment such as interlocks and hotbox detectors.
- 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.
- Tighten loose bolts, using wrenches, and test circuits and connections by opening and closing gates.
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- Power drills
- Laptop computers
- Personal computers
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- Digital oscilloscopes
- Spectrum analyzers
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- Digital voltage meters
- Inkjet fax machines
- Digital timers
- Switch machines
- Frequency specific volt meters
- Power grinders
- Relay testers
- Slip joint pliers
- Hotbox detectors
- Inkjet computer printers
- Mechanical lifts
- Adjustable hand wrenches
- Multi-tip screwdrivers
- Closed circuit television CCTV systems
- Wire crimpers
- Audio spectrum analyzers
- Multipurpose hammers
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Web browser software
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Excel
- Maintenance management software
- Microsoft Word