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