Genesee & Wyoming

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Signal Maintainer (296084-841)

Genesee & Wyoming - Putnam, Connecticut

Posted: 11/16/2018

Primary purpose encompasses the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, testing and inspection of signal systems. These signal systems include: traffic control systems, and cab signal systems; rail-highway grade crossing protection, moveable bridge systems, hot box detectors, and other similar devices, appliances and systems.

  • Inspects and tests signal circuitry, using standard electrical and/or electronic testing equipment
  • Inspects, tests, and maintains batteries to ensure proper operation of signals.
  • Inspects, tests and maintains signal equipment such as grade crossing warning devices, power switches and switch heaters
  • Compiles reports including mileage or track inspected, tests performed repairs made and replace required equipment when needed.
  • Files FRA 234 and 236 reports
  • Operates rail or highway vehicle for transportation to wayside locations to install, inspect, test and maintain or repair grade crossing warning systems, signals, and signal equipment.
  • Performs insulation resistance tests
  • Performs relay tests
  • Performs other tasks necessary to efficient operation of railroad as assigned.


  • Electrical background or training preferred.
  • Ability to recognize problems and appropriately and efficiently make repairs to railroad equipment.
  • Ability to perform mechanical repair tasks
  • Ability to work off shift hours required
  • Ability to climb and work at heights in excess of 20’
  • Working conditions may include exposure to varying temperatures while working outdoors



Required Experience

Education Required or Equivalent Experience: High School Diploma or GED with one to three years related technical experience/ training; or equivalent combination of education and related technical experience/ training.

Education Preferred:  Associate's Degree with one to three years related technical experience/ training; or equivalent combination thereof

Related Experience Required:  Must be able to read schematic diagrams in maintenance and instruction manuals; understands mechanical principles


Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


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Putnam, Connecticut, United States

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