Responsible for performing FRA and UPRR required signal system testing. They lead in the installation, repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing warning devices. Physical duties require the ability to do the following: make quick and accurate movements; maintain exact and steady arm/hand positioning movements; perform a rapid, horizontal hand torque action; lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50 lbs. (occasionally) and 75 lbs. (infrequently); climb poles, ladders and large structures and maintain balance while working on equipment (occasionally); dig holes and trenches; set poles; sweep between rails and switches; lift and maneuver heavy objects overhead (infrequently); walk for varied distances on uneven terrain (typically 3-5 miles per week); maintain muscular exertion over time; perform occasional overhead work for short periods of time; perform occasional bending, stooping and kneeling; and stand for more than half of work day with break periods.
For this position, you will be required to become a Union Pacific certified driver during your probationary period. To become certified, you must meet the following Motor Vehicle and Medical Requirements.
Motor Vehicle Requirements:
1. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
2. Have valid driver's license
3. Have an acceptable driving record per your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). This includes commercial and personal vehicles. No more than one moving violation conviction in the past three years. No DUI/DWI/Refusal convictions in the past three years. No more than one DOT reportable accident in past three years.
4. You may also be required to obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) if you will be operating a vehicle(s) with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs or greater. If this is required, you will need to obtain your CDL during your probationary period.
Medical Requirements : Must meet the medical requirements (also called physical qualifications) for commercial motor vehicle drivers as specified by the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For more information about FMCSA physical qualifications for drivers click here . Health and Medical Services at Union Pacific Railroad will make the final determination on whether or not an individual meets the FMCSA medical qualifications, and may add additional medical requirements to assure the person can safety perform job tasks, with or without accommodation.
Inspect signal circuitry, equipment, and systems for problems and defects. Test signal circuitry, equipment, and systems for FRA reporting. Troubleshoot malfunctions. Build and dismantle signal crossing warning device equipment. Maintain, repair, and replace signal communication circuitry, systems, and components. Work with machines, tools, vehicles, and equipment. Operate company vehicles and drive throughout geographic territory. Plan, organize, and track information and activities. Construct and install. Communicate with others. Direct the work of others. Work with information in print or on a computer. Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
Must have a valid driver's license. Computer literate and have basic keyboarding skills Applicants receiving a conditional job offer must pass a color vision assessment to ensure that they are able to perform the essential functions of the job by adequately discerning different colors. Applicants must have the ability to effectively and accurately understand, interpret, reference, evaluate, organize, and record non-technical and technical information. Able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations Applicants must have the ability to communicate with others. Ability to perform heavy physical labor. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations. Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s). Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. Must be 21 years of age or older Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. If you have taken this test and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this position.Â Click here to see a sample items on the Skilled Craft Battery test. Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test