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