What does a Signal Maintainer do?

Signal maintainers are responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing, and inspecting signals related to subways, trains, and rail systems. They perform routine maintenance and inspections, and also manage urgent repairs and service in response to reported issues. They install and replace wiring, replace defective or outdated parts, and update old technology. They test electrical circuits to verify a proper connection and identify any power-related issues. They ensure compliance with all safety regulations and industry standards. They are responsible for maintaining organized inspection and maintenance records and documentation.

Signal maintainers typically have an associate degree in electronics or a similar discipline. These positions often involve a variety of clearances and background checks. Experience performing electrical wiring tasks is an advantage. Familiarity with railroad operating policies and procedures is helpful.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
64%
2 - 4
30%
5 - 7
0%
8+
6%

Common Skill Sets

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Interpersonal and Communication
Excellent Customer Service
English Language
Windows Operating Systems
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Signal Maintainer Seniority Levels

Welder
3% made the transition
Machine Operator
13% made the transition
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Signal Maintainer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$74,281 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$57K
Median: $74K
$97K
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