Regional travel may be required. Assist in the installation, repairing, testing and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing protection equipment. Employees must be able to meet and comply with the manufacturer's weight limitation safety rating and recommendations for any equipment associated with performing their duties, including the 300 lb. safety rating for ladders (both portable and affixed) and fall arrest equipment.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities
- Be able to safely perform all job responsibilities
- Perform work on signal equipment including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Install signal/communication structures and component
- Lubricate moving parts on mechanical equipment such as switch machines, car retarders and controllers
- Use the risk management process to isolate potentially dangerous situations
- Prepare and paint signal equipment
- Inspect, test, repair and maintain communication/signal and electrical equipment
- Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- Drive and operate medium to heavy duty vehicles daily.
- Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager
Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager
Minimum entry rate of $36.41/hour. Pay is progressive once required training is complete. Signal Maintainer full rate $42.53/hr.
Initially, you will attend training in Atlanta, GA., and two (2) additional training sessions that will be scheduled approximately 130 days apart. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement. Once training has been completed this position will advance to Signal Maintainer.
- High School Diploma/GED
- You must currently possess a CDL or obtain one within 90 days of your start date
- 21 years of age or older
- Valid Driver's License
- One or more years of outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment operator, farming, etc.)
- One year experience using Volt / Ohm meters
- One year experience interpreting circuit schematics or diagrams
- One year work experience in electronics, electrical, or electromechanical field
- Heavy work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally and up to 85 pounds on a rare basis
- Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
- Climb ladders and poles up to 40 feet to make repairs, tests and installations
- Work outside in all weather conditions and occasionally on uneven terrain
- Must meet color vision and hearing requirements as described in FRA Regulations
- Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)
- Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
- Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
- Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
- Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
- Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
- Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
- The applicant selected may be required to successfully complete a background check
- Must pass all required assessments
- Must pass a background screening
- This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is req.
- Extensive travel required
- Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test