Florida East Coast Railway

  • Signalman

    Job Locations US-FL-Miami
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/12/2018 3:10 PM)
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    Apply early as this job may be removed or filled as soon as there are sufficient applicants.
    Union Position
  • Overview

    Repairs, inspects, tests, and installs systems, apparatus, and components of railroad signaling systems.


    • Installs railroad signaling equipment and highway traffic control devices according to layout plans and/or FRA regulations
    • Maintains signaling and traffic control devices; analyzes operational malfunctioning with testing devices to locate, diagnose, and ascertain repairs to be made
    • Examines mechanisms and disassembles components to replace, clean, adjust, or repair parts, wires, relays, circuits, or signaling units
    • Operates and tests equipment to ensure elimination of malfunction
    • Climbs poles or digs trenches to install or repair equipment
    • Maintain written and/or electronic records of all tests, inspections, and repairs per¬formed


    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
    • One year experience in interpreting schematics and diagrams
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    • Outside work experience
    • Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
    • Experience using Volt / Ohm meters
    • Interpreting circuit schematics
    • Training or experience in electronics, electrical, or electromechanical

    • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
    • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
    • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
    • Basic Math
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

    • Heavy Work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally
    • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
    • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
    • Climb ladders and poles up to at least 40 feet to make repairs, tests and installations
    • Walking over uneven terrain and getting on and off equipment
    • Equipment restrictions mandate that an incumbent must not exceed the 300 lb equipment capacity limits (including 15 lbs of required tools) to safely perform the job duties


    • CDL must be obtained immediately upon being hired
    • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
    • Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
    • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
    • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination
    • Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
    • Must pass all required assessments
    • Must pass a background screening
    • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required
    • Regional travel required and may require 100% travel away from home
    • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test
    • Work outside in all weather conditions, in confined spaces and/or at elevated heights.


    Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by prevailing state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances.


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