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Assistant Signal Person

at Union Pacific Corporation in Topeka, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Description
Join our team of Assistant Signal Workers! These employees provide support with the installation, repair, and maintenance of railroad signals and grade crossing warning devices. You'll work with several types of equipment to help ensure Union Pacific can continue to safely and efficiently transport goods to customers across North America! We are powered by our people, will you join our team?
Accountabilities
Inspect and test our signal circuitry, equipment, and systems for problems and defects
Build and dismantle our signal crossing warning device equipment; troubleshoot and fix malfunctions
Construct, install, maintain, repair, and replace signal communication circuitry, systems, and components
Work with machines, tools, vehicles, and equipment while maintaining clean work areas
Operate company vehicles and drive throughout the geographic territory
Open to change, take initiative, make meaningful contributions, and take command of the quality and timely completion of one's tasks
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and efficiently handle controversy
Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications Required

Basic computer skills
Able to assist and direct work of others
Able to plan, organize, and track information and activities
Able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations
Able to perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and conversion of fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions to solve practical problems. In addition, applicants must be able to extract relevant information from tables, charts, graphs, and text
Able to understand and apply basic mechanical principles to solve mechanical problems
Able to communicate and work well both independently and with others
Valid driver's license
Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs. Click here to see a sample of the .
Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Preferred

An Associate's degree in electrical engineering or electronic technology or higher
Completed a formal electrical training program (e.g. training or certificate presented by a community college, trade/vocational school, or military)
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or Class B
Experience operating heavy equipment such as construction, farm, etc. (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience working in an environment that requires you to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection
Experience installing and/or maintaining railroad signaling devices
Experience working in a construction-type setting (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Department
Company
Physical Requirements
Able to safely walk and maintain balance on uneven surfaces
Able to remain standing for more than one-half of every work day with an opportunity to periodically change position for comfort
Able to make frequent coordinated hand movements to grasp, place, or move objects
Able to occasionally bend, stoop, and kneel
Able to frequently walk to access work site
Able to perform physically strenuous work
Able to occasionally lift and carry objects weighing up to 65 lbs
Able to occasionally push and pull objects weighing up to 119 lbs
Must have normal color vision
Work Conditions
Benefit information can be found under the Benefits section on up.jobs (https://up.jobs/why/benefits/index.htm)
Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work
Willingness to practice safe work habits
18 years of age or older
Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires
Work at heights of 20 feet or more
May require relocation during employment
Travel Requirements: Travel 95-100% of the time
Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Willing to work in confined and/or small spaces
Willing to work on-call, overtime,... For full info follow application link.

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Job Posting: 12395451

Posted On: Jan 25, 2023

Updated On: Jan 25, 2023

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