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Systems and Communiations Technician

Date: Feb 3, 2019

Location: Escondido, CA, US

Systems and Communiations Technician-ESC00108



- Layout, assemble, wire, install and assist in testing of railroad signal enclosures, communications systems, wayside equipment and dispatching center control office equipment.
- Receive, document, and store project material to ensure quality and safety standards are met.
- Pack, document and ship material in support of maintenance, installation and construction.
- Assist in inventory management to ensure accountability.
- Occasional travel to assist in wiring, installing and testing at field sites.
- Available for occasional overnight or weekend work.
- Conduct fault diagnosis; inspect, test, modify, maintain and repair signal and communications equipment.
- Inspect, repair and maintain electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic equipment including grade crossing mechanisms, multiplexers, microprocessor, vital relays, CCTV systems, cameras, monitors, fiber optic links, servers, standalone PCs, power supplies, battery systems, variable message signs audio systems, telephone systems, display systems and other complex machinery and equipment.
- Operate common, specialized tools and equipment such as, but not limited to mechanical lift devices, support structures, and poles to perform inspection, maintenance and repair tasks.
- Record and document maintenance and diagnostic data.
- Determine work priorities for emergency maintenance tasks in the absence of on-site supervision; respond to emergency calls as necessary.
- Operate switch machines by hand and by Local Control Panels under revenue and non-revenue conditions.
- Plan, schedule and coordinate activities and work with other trades and divisions; assist other trades as necessary.
- Flag track-way to provide safe rail work zones; set up work-zone traffic control areas.
- Operate assigned vehicles including Hi-Rail and Aerial Lift equipment.
- Perform other duties as assigned



· Must be able to read and understand diagrams, parts lists, mechanical/electrical drawings, and equipment layouts in regards to Signals utilized in the railroad industry.

· Must be familiar with the use of hand tools, volt-ohm meters, small power tools, and mechanical, as well as, electrical tools utilized in the railroad signal equipment.

· Must be able to operate forklift and aerial lift equipment.

· Must possess a valid driver's license to operate cars and regular work trucks.

· Must be computer and office machine literate, possess a working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, and be able to operate fax machines and printers.

· Must possess documented experience and/or training in electronic or electrical installation sufficient to perform the job in accordance to standards.

· Must demonstrate a Sense of urgency and follow-through.

· Must have the ability to multi-task effectively and work independently.

Physical Requirements

Job requires standing for more than half of each work day with periodic breaks; lift/carry and push/pull equipment and other objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50 lbs. (occasionally), and 75 lbs. (infrequently); occasional climbing on ladders; bending, stooping, and kneeling; good eye-hand coordination; and bilateral dexterity.

Job: Signalling
Primary Location: US-CA-Escondido
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
06.12.2018, 9:05:13 AM

Unposting Date

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Technician, Electrical, Aerial Operator, Maintenance, Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing