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Signal Maintainer


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Location: Denver CO

Company Name: Union Pacific

Occupational Category: 49-9097.00,Signal and Track Switch Repairers

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Valid Through: 2020-03-13

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Description:

Responsible for performing FRA and UPRR required signal system testing. They lead in the installation, repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing warning devices.

Required Certifications:

For this position, you will be required to become a Union Pacific certified driver during your probationary period. To become certified, you must meet the following Motor Vehicle and Medical Requirements:

1. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

2. Have valid driver's license

3. Have an acceptable driving record per your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)

4. You may also be required to obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) if you will be operating a vehicle(s) with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs or greater. If this is required, you will need to obtain your CDL during your probationary period.
Medical Requirements:

Must meet the medical requirements (also called physical qualifications) for commercial motor vehicle drivers as specified by the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA physical qualifications for drivers can be found on the FMCSA homepage. Health and Medical Services at Union Pacific Railroad will make the final determination on whether or not an individual meets the FMCSA medical qualifications, and may add additional medical requirements to assure the person can safety perform job tasks, with or without accommodation.

Accountabilities
• Inspect signal circuitry, equipment, and systems for problems and defects
• Test signal circuitry, equipment, and systems for FRA reporting
• Troubleshoot malfunctions
• Build and dismantle signal crossing warning device equipment
• Maintain, repair, and replace signal communication circuitry, systems, and components
• Plan, organize, and track information and activities; Direct the work of others
• Responsible for digging holes and trenches for installation
• Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations
• Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications
Required
• Computer literate and have basic keyboarding computer skills
• Proficient communication skills
• Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
• Valid driver's license
• Able to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations
• Able to effectively work independently and in group settings
• Able to work with information in print or on a computer
• Able to effectively and accurately understand, interpret, reference, evaluate, organize, and record non-technical and technical information
• Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs. Click here to see a sample of the Engineering & Telecom Test.
• Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test

Preferred
• An Associate's degree in electrical engineering or electronic technology or higher
• Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
• Certificate in electricity or electronics or equivalent education
• Experience working with, on and around moving heavy equipment
• Experience with railroad signaling
• Experience in construction
• Experience operating construction equipment such as a backhoe, trencher, crane, etc
• Knowledge in the electrical field that can be demonstrated by providing a work history incluing contacts and documentation of apprentice or jouneyman training or experience
• Experience working in an environment that requires you to wear personal protective equipment such as shock and arc flash clothing, safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats and hearing protection
• Completed a formal electrical training program (e.g. training presented by a community college, trade/vocational school, or military)

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to detect and interpret different visual color signals and displays, and identify and determine the speed of moving objects at near or far distances
• Must have normal color vision
• Able to remain standing for more than one-half of every work day with an opportunity to periodically change position for comfort
• Able to frequently walk to access work site
• Able to occasionally bend, stoop, and kneel
• Able to make frequent coordinated hand movements to grasp, place, or move objects
• Able to occasionally lift and carry objects weighing up to 65 lbs
• Able to occasionally push and pull objects weighing up to 119 lbs
• Able to perform physically strenuous work
• Able to occassionally walk, climb, and maintain balance on ladders, poles, and equipment in a safe manner

Work Conditions
• Work in confined spaces
• Experience working various shifts, overtime, holidays, and weekends
• Work Conditions: Operate company vehicles and drive throughout geographic territory; Work with machines, tools, vehicles, and equipment
• Willingness to practice safe work habits
• Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires
• 21 years of age or older
• Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
• Work at heights of 20 feet or more
• Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work
• Must not have interviewed for this position within the last six months from the date of the interview
• Willingness to work outside regardless of weather conditions
• To the extent required by federal law and/or collective bargaining agreement, membership to the respective labor union is required. The union agreement dictates the pay rate and cannot be individually negotiated. Monthly dues are the responsibility of the employee