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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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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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