Florida East Coast Railway

  • Signal Supervisor, South

    Job Locations US-FL-Ft. Lauderdale
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/21/2018 7:51 AM)
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  • Overview

    Plans, coordinates, and supervises activities of workers engaged in repairs, inspections, and installation of systems, apparatus, and components of railroad signaling systems, communication systems and highway traffic control devices by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate employees.



    • Supervises the maintenance of signaling and traffic control devices; analyzes operational malfunctioning with testing devices to locate, diagnose, and ascertain repairs to be made.
    • Supervises the installation of railroad signaling equipment and highway traffic control devices according to layout plans and/or FRA regulations.
    • Plans work assignments, manages materials and schedules for signal maintenance projects.
    • Investigates accidents and issues restorative work orders.
    • Provides technical assistance and training for subordinate employees.   
    • Manages written records of all tests, inspections, and repairs performed and insures conformance to all company, state and federal regulations.
    • Other duties as may be assigned.



    Directly supervises 8 to 15 employees in a maintenance section.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.



    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfacto­rily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Rea­son­able accommoda­tions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two‑year college or technical school in electrical field; or high school diploma or general education degree (GED), and five years of signal maintenance and signal construction work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and sta­tistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trig­o­nometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentag­es, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical in­structions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several ab­stract and concrete variables.



    Must have CDL driver’s license, no less than Class B.



    Must have thorough working knowledge of FRA regulations governing railroad signal and train control systems; be proficient in computer skills and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software to include Excel, MSWord, Access and Outlook.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential func­tions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with dis­abilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and climb or balance.


    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are rep­re­sentative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with dis­abilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and vibration.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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