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"Signal and Track Switch Repairer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Signal and Track Switch Repairer"

1) Inspect and test operation, mechanical parts, and circuitry of gate crossings, signals, and signal equipment such as interlocks and hotbox detectors.

2) Inspect, maintain, and replace batteries as needed.

3) Inspect electrical units of railroad grade crossing gates and repair loose bolts and defective electrical connections and parts.

4) Inspect switch-controlling mechanisms on trolley wires and in track beds, using hand tools and test equipment.

5) Install, inspect, maintain, and repair various railroad service equipment on the road or in the shop, including railroad signal systems.

6) Lubricate moving parts on gate-crossing mechanisms and swinging signals.

7) Replace defective wiring, broken lenses, or burned-out light bulbs.

8) Test air lines and air cylinders on pneumatically operated gates.

9) Tighten loose bolts, using wrenches, and test circuits and connections by opening and closing gates.

 

 

11) Drive motor vehicles to job sites.

12) Maintain high tension lines, de-energizing lines for power companies when repairs are requested.


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  49-9097.00