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Working As A Signalman

  • $67,080

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Signalman does

  • Converted plants for PTC updates on BNSF deadlines.
  • Installed signal equipmentusing hand tools as well as heavy equipment.
  • Respond to trouble calls reported on railroad crossing failures.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes and crane trucks.
  • worked with morse code and visual communications I supervised 5 other people in everyday tasks
  • Use cranes, boom trucks, and front end loaders as well as hand and power tools.
  • Complete related FRA forms and enter into database.
  • Haul equipment to job sites and operating the equipment.
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Stand watches on signal bridges and send/receive messages by flashing light, semaphore and flights.
  • Bury cable; install signal system, electrical wiring and electronic installation, maintenance, trouble-shooting, foreman directional boring.Training & Skills
  • Construct, install, and maintain railroad signal equipment, software, and electrical components.
  • Maintain Class A CDL safework, H2S
  • Inspected and documented FRA federal regulations on transportation items: * 234 Highway Grade Crossings.
  • Display ensigns and personal flags during salutes and colors.
  • Install and maintain signal equipmentTroubleshoot and locate faulty equipment/wiringRead/interpret construction blueprintsRead/interpret wiring schematicsOperate heavy equipmentLead Signalman-5 man crew
  • Worked with signal construction crews Completed signal school.

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Signalman Demographics

Gender

Male

90.4%

Female

7.9%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

81.1%

Hispanic or Latino

9.7%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

1.7%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.5%

Carrier

25.0%

Dakota

12.5%

German

12.5%

Persian

12.5%
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Signalman Education

Schools

Johnson County Community College

12.5%

Saint Leo University

8.3%

University of South Florida

6.3%

Strayer University

6.3%

Community College of the Air Force

6.3%

University of Phoenix

6.3%

Liberty University

6.3%

Madison Area Technical College

6.3%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.2%

Coastline Community College

4.2%

Sierra College

4.2%

Holmes Community College

4.2%

American University

4.2%

Wichita Technical Institute

4.2%

Tidewater Community College

4.2%

Georgia Driving Academy

4.2%

ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville

2.1%

Lake Technical Center

2.1%

Spokane Community College

2.1%

Western Technical College

2.1%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering Technology

12.3%

Electrical Engineering

12.3%

Business

9.8%

General Studies

9.0%

Criminal Justice

7.4%

Automotive Technology

6.6%

Industrial Technology

4.9%

Nursing

4.1%

Education

4.1%

Psychology

3.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.3%

Communication

3.3%

Management

2.5%

Finance

2.5%

Computer Science

2.5%

Accounting

2.5%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

Project Management

2.5%

Health Care Administration

2.5%

Environmental Science

2.5%
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Degrees

Other

38.4%

Associate

23.7%

Bachelors

23.7%

Certificate

7.6%

Masters

2.5%

Diploma

2.0%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

1.0%
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Top Skills for A Signalman

EnsureSafetyInstallSignalSystemVisualSignalEquipmentBoomTruckHeavyEquipmentVisualCommunicationsBackhoeFRACDLHandToolsSignalConstructionTroubleCallsBnsfVoiceRadioPersonalFlagsMedalGradeCrossingsRepairSignalFlagsFlagHoistVisualRecognitionSignals

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Top Signalman Skills

  1. Ensure Safety
  2. Install Signal System
  3. Visual Signal Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Bury cable; install signal system, electrical wiring and electronic installation, maintenance, trouble-shooting, foreman directional boring.Training & Skills
  • Drive and operate boom truck to install propane tanks along the track, and to stand signal towers.
  • Install and maintain signal equipmentTroubleshoot and locate faulty equipment/wiringRead/interpret construction blueprintsRead/interpret wiring schematicsOperate heavy equipmentLead Signalman-5 man crew
  • Established visual communications with personnel on other ships.

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