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