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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Signal maintainer career description

Signal maintainer career description

In this post, you can ref career description of Signal maintainer in details. A complete career description concludes Signal maintainer key duties/responsibilities, Signal maintainer career qualifications (knowledge, education, skills, abilities, experience…KSA model) and other ones such as daily tasks, key activities, key/core competencies, job functions/purpose…

I. List of Signal maintainer duties:

  1. Perform advanced, quality railroad signal maintenance work in accordance with accepted professional practices, including the general code of operating rules, to ensure optimum performance of railroad signal systems and public and personal safety.
  2. Respond to trouble calls reported on railroad crossing failures.
  3. Evaluate patterns of railroad signal system failures and site engineering activities. Make appropriate corrections and/or recommend appropriate system improvements in a manner that optimizes available resources.
  4. Comply with company policy and Federal and State rules and regulations governing work activities including those issued by Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  5. Complete required documentation including work reports and hours of service logs in an accurate and timely manner.
  6. Maintain awareness of customers' requirements. Notify Signal Supervisor, Lead Maintainer or Manager of present and future concerns of our customers.
  7. Work together to promote teamwork with fellow Signal Maintainers, construction crews and coworkers by communicating mutual concerns and providing appropriate relief.
  8. Perform other related duties and overtime as required.
  9. Encourage and perpetuate a culture of TEAMWORK, safety and respect for every employee.
  10. Apply and adhere to the Quality Systems and Processes that allow the delivery of quality products and services to both internal and external customers.
  11. Develop and maintain professional development activities to continually improve technical, supervisory and human relations skills.
II. List of Signal maintainer qualifications

1.      High School Diploma or GED.
2.      Preferred: Successful completion of Classroom Signal Training which was sponsored by a qualified organization.
3.      Preferred: Associate Degree in Electronics or equivalent technical background gained through military or on-the-job training.
4.      Preferred: Previous maintenance experience.
5.      3 years' railroad maintenance and signal crew experience on a construction crew of which at least six months must be in relief maintenance activities.
6.      Previous experience repairing and troubleshooting switch machines, electric lock mechanisms, ATS inductors, coded track circuits, event recorders, testing relays, interlocking plants, ABS and CTC signal systems.
7.      Possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record
8.      Currently have or must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver's License within sixty days of employment.
9.      Pass pre-employment drug screen and ongoing drug and alcohol screening as required by federal regulatory agencies
10.  Must have working knowledge of motion sensors and predictors.
11.  AFTAC and AFO, DC and AC/DC type warning devices and circuits.
12.  Must have pole climbing experience.
13.  Knowledge and skills that represent a high degree of proficiency in the signaling craft.
14.  Working knowledge of public and personal safety.
15.  Have self-motivation, organization, trouble-shooting and planning skills
16.  Show initiative and able to work effectively with little direction
17.  Positively adapt to changes in responsibilities when changes occur
18.  Work effectively with little direction
19.  Work effectively with others including general public, customers, safety officials and coworkers.
20.  Ability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, emergency, unusual or dangerous situations or situations in which sustained attention is a make or break aspect of the job.

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