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“Signal System Testing 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 Supervisor
- Signal Maintenance Technician
- Signal Maintainer
- Signal Inspector
- Signal and Communications Maintainer
- Third Rail Installer
- Signal System Testing 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 “Signal System Testing Maintainer”
- Test air lines and air cylinders on pneumatically operated gates.
- 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.
- Inspect, maintain, and replace batteries as needed.
- Lubricate moving parts on gate-crossing mechanisms and swinging signals.
- Install, inspect, maintain, and repair various railroad service equipment on the road or in the shop, including railroad signal systems.
- Tighten loose bolts, using wrenches, and test circuits and connections by opening and closing gates.
- 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.
- Clean lenses of lamps with cloths and solvents.
- 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.
- Maintain high tension lines, de-energizing lines for power companies when repairs are requested.
Related Technology & Tools
- Digital still cameras
- Personal computers
- Relay testers
- Brush cutting equipment
- Hotbox detectors
- Multi-tip screwdrivers
- Switch obstruction gauges
- Inkjet computer printers
- Spectrum analyzers
- Mechanical lifts
- Audio spectrum analyzers
- Slip joint pliers
- Inkjet fax machines
- Digital voltage meters
- Switch machines
- Multipurpose hammers
- Articulating aerial lift equipment
- Wheel forklifts
- Adjustable hand wrenches
- Digital timers
- Closed circuit television CCTV systems
- Clamp-on ammeters
- Power drills
- Power grinders
- Wire crimpers
- Digital oscilloscopes
- Laptop computers
- Frequency specific volt meters
- Terminal post wrenches
- Web browser software
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Word
- Maintenance management software
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint