Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $56,390.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 230
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 1.28 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Install electrical fixtures or components
Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Control power supply connections
Connect electrical components or equipment
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Adjust measuring or control devices
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Operate track switches
Couple/Uncouple railroad cars

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test mechanical products or equipment
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
Inspect equipment to locate or identify electrical problems
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Perform installation, maintenance, or repair related safety inspection

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair railroad equipment or tracks

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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Locomotive Inspection
Auto Repair
Welding Equipment
Safety Training

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