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Author Topic: St Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad: Signal Maintainer, Berlin NH  (Read 5032 times)


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St Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad: Signal Maintainer, Berlin NH
« on: October 05, 2013, 01:14:27 am »

Genessee and Wyoming's subsidiary St Lawrence & Atlantic has posted an opening for signal maintainer on their job board.

Description as follows:
Primary purpose encompasses the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, testing and inspection of signal systems. These signal systems include: automatic block signal systems, traffic control systems, train stop, train control and cab signal systems; rail-highway grade crossing protection, automatic classification yards, hot box detectors, broken flange detectors and other similar devices, appliances and systems.
◦Inspects and tests signal circuitry, using standard electrical and/or electronic testing equipment
◦Inspects, tests and maintains batteries to insure proper operation of signals.
◦Inspects, tests and maintains signal equipment such as grade crossing warning devices, power switches and switch air unit controllers
◦Compliles reports inclding mileage or track inspected, tests performed repairs made and replace required equipment when needed.
◦Operates rail or highway vehicle for transportation wo wayside locations to install, inspect, test and maintain or repaire grade crossing warning systems, signals and signal equipment.

Requirements as follows:
Education Required or Equivalent Experience: High School Diploma or GED with one to three years related technical experience/ training; or equivalent combination of education and related technical experience/ training.

Education Preferred:  Associate's Degree with one to three years related technical experience/ training; or equivilent combination thereof

Related Experience Required:  Must be able to read schematic diagrams in maintenance and instruction manuals; understands mechanical principles

No indication of salary, benefits or closing date.

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Re: St Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad: Signal Maintainer, Berlin NH
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 04:12:50 am » Really?  ;D

I come from a railroad family, was fairly immersed in the culture throughout my youth, and spent two summers working on a section gang.

Signal maintainer is a pretty cool job if you have basic electrical and electro-mechanical skills and are willing to get called out to travel. Other than that, it's usually pretty autonomous, checking the condition of all devices in your section and performing basic PMCS.
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