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  • 1) Controls railroad or highway drawbridge over waterways to permit passage of vessels: Observes approaching vessels and listens for whistle signal from vessel indicating desire to pass.

  • 2) Moves levers that activate traffic signals and alarms, lower gates to halt street traffic, or activate interlocking railroad signals to warn oncoming railroad trains.

  • 3) Starts motors of drawbridge and moves levers to raise or turn drawbridge, giving vessels passage.

  • 4) Signals vessels to pass through opening.

  • 5) Inspects drawbridge and auxiliary equipment.

  • 6) Cleans, oils, and greases machinery.

  • 7) Writes and submits maintenance work requisitions.

  • 8) Prepares reports of accidents occurring on or to bridge.

  • 9) Records name of vessels passing and number of trains or vehicles crossing bridge.

  • 10) May relay messages to vessels in waterway.

  • 11) May make repairs and adjustments to drawbridge.

  • 12) May be required to hold Railway Signalman Certificate or similar license.




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Job Number: 3131