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 They install and replace wiring, replace defective or outdated parts, and update old technology.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.
How much does a Signal Maintainer make?
Signal Maintainer Career Path
Learn how to become a Signal Maintainer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Years of Experience Distribution
Signal Maintainer Insights
“No autonomy and there will be many duties outside of you job description.”
“Good pay and benifits.”
“Good Pay but have the same pay for every state”
“Good pay for what you do”
“Good pay for no education”
“The pay is terrible but better than nothing”
“Pretty good pay”
“good groups of co”
Signal Maintainer Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Signal Maintainer
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