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Signal Maintainer - 90240250 - Niles

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Niles, MI, US, 49120

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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  • Responsible for the testing, inspection, installation, maintenance and repair of all signal equipment and may be required to perform digging, trenching and painting duties while working independently.    
  • Must successfully complete AMT-1 exam, standard Signal Maintainer's test and standard FRA test    
  • Observes safe work performance standards and operations in completion of daily  tasks and provides prompt reports in cases of accident, injury and illness.
  • Attends safety briefings when assigned by Foreman, observes safety compliance, maintains qualifications (GCOR) and coordinates with other departments.  
  • Monitors that all tools and material necessary for completion of work are properly provided.    
  • Participates in the planning and direction of  testing and maintenance of signal equipment: relays, batteries, switch machines, signal fixtures, cable, and drag equipment detectors.    
  • Works within the guidelines of the System Safety Program by being alert to physical hazards which affect operations, including the modification of recognition of or cessation of operations when conditions exist or could develop that would conflict with a safe operating environment for Amtrak or others.


  • Conducts tests of switch machinery, batteries for plant grounds, relays and cable for specifications, track signals, circuits for route locking, crossing track, locking points and balanced air, air compressors and records findings in accordance with AMT 27.
  • Inspects test signal apparatus and systems and records the findings including the results from above in accordance with AMT 27.    
  • Maintains and repairs the above in accordance with AMT 23 and the special instructions governing the construction of Signals and Interlocking.    
  • Assists Signalman in performance of assigned duties and conducts his/her own equipment tests and records results.    
  • Works with the Foreman to maintain all small tools and equipment conducting daily inventories to ensure good working order .    
  • Responds to signal failures, answers trouble calls for signal failures and reports to the Foreman.     
  • Assist in marking out where cables are located; installation of new movementties; switch inspections; surfacing; and to provide generators for power outage.
  • Perform carpentry, plumbing and electrical tasks as needed including pipefitting and low voltage 220 voltage electrical work.     



  • Meet standards established under:    
    • FCC        
    • Labor Agreements
    • AMT 23/27        
    • Standard Foreman's test
    • FRA Test        
    • Standard Signal Maint Test
    • RWP/BWS    
  • Safety and Regulatory requirements:    
    • EPA, FRA, RWP (Equipment Operator)    
    • S.T.O.P..    
    • Rules and Procedures        
    • Lockout/tagout
    • Accident Investigation        
    • Safety Notices
    • Blue Flag Awareness        
    • First Aid/CPR
    • RWP/BWS        
    • HAZMAT    
    • GCOR  
    • Fall Protection Awareness
    • Confined Space
    • PPE training
    • OSHA, TBCM        
    • Respirator fit testing
    • Confined Space        
    • Lead Abatement
  • High School or equivalent with Journeyman qualification preferred.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.




Requisition ID:39237
Posting Location(s):Michigan
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering

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