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Signal and Track Switch Repairers
(SOC Code : 49-9097)
in California

Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Install, inspect, maintain, and repair various railroad service equipment on the road or in the shop, including railroad signal systems.
Inspect and test operation, mechanical parts, and circuitry of gate crossings, signals, and signal equipment such as interlocks and hotbox detectors.
Inspect switch-controlling mechanisms on trolley wires and in track beds, using hand tools and test equipment.
Drive motor vehicles to job sites.
Tighten loose bolts, using wrenches, and test circuits and connections by opening and closing gates.
Inspect electrical units of railroad grade crossing gates and repair loose bolts and defective electrical connections and parts.
Record and report information about mileage or track inspected, repairs performed, and equipment requiring replacement.
Replace defective wiring, broken lenses, or burned-out light bulbs.
Inspect, maintain, and replace batteries as needed.
Lubricate moving parts on gate-crossing mechanisms and swinging signals.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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