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  • 1) Inspects, tests, and repairs electric gate crossings, signals, and signal equipment within division of railroad system: Drives truck along track route and stops truck to inspect and test gate crossings, signals, and signal equipment, such as interlocks and hotbox detectors.

  • 2) Inspects batteries to ensure that batteries are filled with battery water or to determine need for replacement.

  • 3) Tests signal circuit connections, using standard electrical testing equipment.

  • 4) Replaces defective wiring, broken lenses, or burned-out light bulbs.

  • 5) Cleans lenses of lamps with cloths and solvent.

  • 6) Lubricates moving parts on gate crossing mechanisms and swinging signals.

  • 7) Inspects electrical units of railroad grade crossing gates to detect loose bolts, defective electrical connections and parts.

  • 8) Tightens loose bolts, using wrench, and tests circuits and connections by opening and closing gate.

  • 9) Compiles reports indicating mileage or track inspected, repairs made, and equipment requiring replacement.

  • 10) May inspect mechanical gate crossings and repair defective cables on hand-operated gates and test air lines and air cylinders on pneumatically operated gates.




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Job Number: 9376