Signal Maintainer – Great Western Railway of Colorado, LLC

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Loveland, CO


The Signal Maintainer is responsible for repair, inspection and maintenance of all grade crossing warning, train control devices, and communication facilities located along the Railroad system as well as documenting and reporting of work and inspections in accordance with Railroad, State DOT, and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements.  The Signal Maintainer will work with regional management teams and VP of Signals and Communications to prioritize work, establish performance expectations, establish performance metrics and measurements, evaluate performance to plan and the improvement of overall activities in this vital function.


  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the FRA and support the railroad safety program.
  • Ensure cooperation, communications and interactions with all teams within the organization.
  • Operate signal maintenance truck along track route and stop to inspect and test active warning device locations, wayside signals/devices, and communications equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain grade crossing warning devices, wayside signals, and communications equipment.
  • Operate both powered and non-powered hand tools. Examples are; digging bars, shovels, crimpers, wrenches, hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, grinders, power drills, and brush cutting equipment.
  • Work hours are generally an 8-hour, five-day week, Monday-Friday. Position is subject to the possibility of working 12-hour days and 16 hours in an emergency.
  • Develop an understanding and knowledge of the business and service needs of internal/external customers.
  • Performs other duties as requested or required.


  • Must have a certification from a Class I railroad signal training school or a minimum of five years of on-the-job training.
  • Working knowledge of 49 CFR Parts 234 and 236.
  • Certified on Roadway Worker Safety Training and Railroad General Operating Code.
  • Must have Valid CDL A driver’s license or be able to attain within 90 days
  • Know and understand railroad signals and be able to apply the knowledge in the field to repair malfunction signal devices.
  • Document items of non-compliance.
  • Use Volt / Ohm meters and interpret circuit schematics.
  • Read and understand circuitry drawings, schematics and construction plans.
  • Read and comprehend published rules, procedure and manuals, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information.
  • Effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and business associates in a clear, concise, courteous and professional manner.
  • Competent in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent communication skills (in English), verbally and in written form.
Physical Requirements: % of Work Time
Must have the ability to see near, far, all color, have depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 100%
Must have the ability to speak and hear clearly to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, and section leaders. 100%
Must have the ability to continuously stand or walk on level or uneven ground. 100%
Must have the ability to ascend and descend railcars and ladders. (Steps/ladders used to enter and exit equipment). 25%
Must have the ability to bend/crouch/kneel at waist or knees between locomotive and cars. 50%
Must have the ability to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 150lbs. 50%
Must have the ability to exert up to 150lbs. 50%
Must have the ability to exert up to 125lbs. 75%
Must have the ability to exert up to 100lbs. 75%
Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather (snow, rain, heat, and sub-freezing temps). 100%



  • No supervisory responsibilities.



  • The position primarily involves field activities related to management of signal inspection, repair and maintenance, with some office work. Field activity is a routine part of this position’s duties, which at times will expose the individual to on-track equipment, loud noise, moving mechanical parts, diesel fumes, grease and oil smells; weather elements, and other conditions common to an operating railroad environment. Must be able to wear safety equipment and be capable of walking up steep inclines and on uneven surfaces.


We are an EEO Employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status.


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