Florida East Coast Railway

  • Assistant Maintainer

    Job Locations US-FL-Ft. Lauderdale
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/13/2018 2:42 PM)
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  • Overview

    Assist in the installation, repair and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing protection equipment.


    • Installs railroad signaling equipment and highway traffic control devices according to layout plans and/or FRA regulations
    • Construct forms and foundations for signal equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
    • 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
    • Maintain written and/or electronic records of all tests, inspections, and repairs per¬formed.
    • Inspect, test, repair and maintain communication/signal and electrical equipment


    • 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
    • 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


    • 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.


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