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