Job Description and Jobs
- 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: 4427