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