Union Railroad Company – Signal Maintainer

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Position Location

Duquesne, PA

Job Description

The Signal Maintainer job is a position on Transtar’s Union Railroad Company Signals & Communication Department located in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. This position assists in the installation, repairing, testing and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing protection equipment.

Job 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, ability to obtain CDL as needed.
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Ability to walk extended distances over uneven terrain is required.
  • Ability to lift and carry more than 50 pounds is required.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays is required.
  • Ability to operate manual, pneumatic and electric driven tools necessary to perform signal maintenance and repair work is required.
  • Electronic Vocational or trade school is preferred.
  • One year outdoor and industrial work experience required.
  • 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 safety rating for ladders (both portable and affixed) and fall arrest equipment.

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Application Instructions

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To apply for this position, please submit your resume via email to resumes@transtarrail.com referencing the JOB POSTING number in the subject line.