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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 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.
- Inspect, maintain, and replace batteries as needed.
- 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.
- Drive motor vehicles to job sites.
- Inspect switch-controlling mechanisms on trolley wires and in track beds, using hand tools and test equipment.
- Lubricate moving parts on gate-crossing mechanisms and swinging signals.
- Replace defective wiring, broken lenses, or burned-out light bulbs.
- 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.
- Record and report information about mileage or track inspected, repairs performed, and equipment requiring replacement.
- Clean lenses of lamps with cloths and solvents.
Related Technology & Tools
- Inkjet computer printers
- Hotbox detectors
- Power grinders
- Audio spectrum analyzers
- Multipurpose hammers
- Inkjet fax machines
- Wheel forklifts
- Multi-tip screwdrivers
- Switch machines
- Frequency specific volt meters
- Digital oscilloscopes
- Relay testers
- Wire crimpers
- Laptop computers
- Brush cutting equipment
- Digital still cameras
- Mechanical lifts
- Clamp-on ammeters
- Switch obstruction gauges
- Terminal post wrenches
- Power drills
- Articulating aerial lift equipment
- Slip joint pliers
- Digital voltage meters
- Closed circuit television CCTV systems
- Digital timers
- Adjustable hand wrenches
- Spectrum analyzers
- Personal computers
- Web browser software
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Maintenance management software