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Signal Maintainer-Commuter Rail at Regional Transportation District - Denver

Signal Maintainer-Commuter Rail

Regional Transportation District - Denver Denver, CO Full-Time
$30.74/ hour
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Position Demographics

This position is within the bargaining unit under the
RTD-ATU 1001 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
RTD is an equal employment opportunity employer.  RTD is a Drug-Free Workplace.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
The Regional Transportation District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
RTD participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Description of Work

The role of Signal Maintainer is an important link between ensuring compliance to FRA regulations and customer satisfaction while achieving the safest most efficient railroad operations.

This position is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, repair, installation and alteration of the signal system; which includes CTC, ATC and PTC systems.

Signal Maintainers are primarily responsible for performing FRA regulatory test and inspection of the signals systems. He / she will also install, repair and maintain various equipment such as signals lights, switch machines, electrical switch locks, switch circuit controllers as well as crossing warning devices.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to the rules and regulations of the RTD FRA Drug and Alcohol policy.

Duties & Responsibilities

Conducts self in appropriate manner as an RTD representative working effectively in a diverse work environment and complies with RTD & Regulatory Rules and Policies.

While using standard test equipment and tools, the Signal maintainer will troubleshoot, perform diagnostic analysis, repair and maintain the signals system, crossing gates, track switches and equipment and the train to wayside communication system. Work includes but not limited to digging, cable repair, housekeeping, assembly of signal equipment, wiring of signal equipment, pole line work, and report problems, failures or unsafe conditions.

Performs required safety inspections and tests of signal system components and train control equipment in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Performs preventive maintenance of signal system components and train control equipment in accordance with state and federal regulations. Further includes conducting inspections, testing, and verification of correct operations of Signals and Communications systems, equipment, and devices.

Complies with all safety rules and instructions including the use of proper personal protective equipment and Roadway Worker Protection.

Ensure there is enough material on hand to permit work or repairs to be completed without undue delay.

Conducts regular inspections of work areas in order to ensure clean and safe working conditions

Responds to emergencies, accidents, snow storm support, special event support and special assignments required from operations.

Documents and reports work and inspections in accordance with railroad, state, and FRA requirements.

Maintains up to date and accurate records of inspections, repairs, calibrations, and tests in company systems.

Will operate all types of company vehicles and equipment in the performance of their duties.

Will assist co-workers as directed and coordinate it with the work of others.

Will serve as a flag or switch-person for the protection of the public, fellow employees, trains and equipment during emergencies and rerouting of trains.


All job-related duties as assigned.


Two year vocational certificate, or AA degree in Electrical Electronic or Electro/Mechanical Technology.

FRA Qualified Signal Maintainer preferred but Certified Signal/Power, Signal or Traction Power, or Track Maintainer from other rail modes will be considered.

Prior FRA-regulated railroad operating experience preferred with a work history that demonstrates the ability to maintain alertness, awareness and vigilance, as well as clear, effective verbal communication skills in the performance of work.

In accordance with FRA regulations, applicant driver's license must provide a certified copy of motor vehicle driving record and must be void of any drug and alcohol violations within the previous 36 months.

Ability to obtain and retain a thorough understanding of all the Regional Transportation District Commuter Rail's Roadway Worker Protection procedures which are in effect.

A minimum of five years of experience working with Micro-Processors with proficiency in electrical technology for a high voltage system.

Successful completion of a Signal Training Program provided by RTD or sponsored by a qualified organization and ability to re-certify on a periodic basis.

Demonstrated ability to read and understand plans, blueprints, schematics, operation and service manuals, and other written instructions.

Must be physically capable of performing all job functions. Must have knowledge of first aid and safety practices.

Must pass a mechanical/electrical skills examination with a minimum score of 80%.

Demonstrated ability to maintain a high performance level of dependability, reliability and safety.

Must have or be able to obtain a Colorado Driver's License (Commercial Driver's License, Class B with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement) with an acceptable record in order to work in the Commuter Rail Warehouse facility.

Valid Colorado Motor Vehicle Driver License.

Ability to work under tight schedules and deadlines while maintaining system quality and reliability

Ability to pass a required Physical Ability Assessment (PAA) related to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the job.


An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities.

At RTD we believe happy employees make happy customers. That's why we offer a complete benefits package with a lot of extra perks.

  • A competitive salary
  • Paid in-house training programs
  • Professional training/education allowances
  • Growth potential
  • Several medical, dental and vision plan coverage choices
  • An excellent retirement savings plan
  • A fitness/wellness center
  • and so much more!
Benefits may be available on a pro-rated basis to some part-time positions.

For more information on Benefits, please click [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Signal Maintainer-Commuter Rail.

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