Florida East Coast Railway

  • Electronics Technician

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/12/2018 3:41 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-1454
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Signal
    Retirement Plan
    Railroad
    Close Date
    09/01/2018
    Union Position
    Yes
  • Overview

    Repairs, inspects, and installs systems, apparatus, and components of railroad radio and electronic systems and subsystems.

    Responsibilities

    • Installs, maintains and repairs railroad radio and other communication equipment according to layout plans, schematics and/or Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations
    • Maintains defect detectors, AEI systems, end of train (EOT) and Head of Train (CDU) devices; analyzes operational malfunctioning with testing devices to locate, diagnose, and ascertain repairs to be made
    • Examines electronic equipment and disassembles same to replace, clean, adjust, or repair parts, wires, relays, or circuits to the component level
    • Operates and tests equipment to ensure elimination of malfunction
    • Climbs poles or digs trenches to install or repair equipment
    • Maintain written records of all tests, inspections, and repairs per¬formed

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or equivalent
    • One (1) year experience and/or training in radio and radar repair

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
    • 3 - 5 years of experience in an Electronic Repair position
    • Class B CDL driver license

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
    • Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Ability to utilize a computer to access external devices for the purpose of equipment setup, diagnostics, and software patches/ upgrades
    • 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 skills
    • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
    • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete var¬iables in situations where only limited standardization exists

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:
    • Heavy work, lifting up to 60 pounds
    • 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
    • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work

    EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:
    • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
    • Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, safety-toe boots, hard hat and 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
    • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities
    • Must successfully complete probationary period
    • Regional travel required and may require 100% travel away from home

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
    • Work outside in all weather conditions and on occasion at elevated heights
    • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts
    • Regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock
    • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme heat

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