Signal & Track Switch Repairers


Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.
Also called: Signal Inspector, Signal Maintainer, Signalman, Train Control Electronic Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Technical
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work
  • planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
    Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Independence

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Facilities management software
  • Maintenance management software

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
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