Signal Maintainer Helper

Assist Signal Maintainers to install and repair railroad signals.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Signal Maintainer Helpers do?

Assists SIGNAL MAINTAINER to install and repair railroad signals and signal equipment, working as member of crew: Loads and unloads equipment and supplies from trucks or flatcars. Digs holes, using post-hole digger, lines holes with wooden forms, and mixes and pours concrete to build concrete foundations. Assists SIGNAL MAINTAINER in installing signals, making electrical connections to units, and performing routine maintenance and repair on equipment. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title. May install precast concrete foundations. May climb poles or dig trenches to install wiring, conduit, and related hardware.


Should I be a Signal Maintainer Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Assistant Signal Maintainer

    How to become a Signal Maintainer Helper

    Most Signal Maintainer Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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