Assistant Signal Worker - Construction
CSX 257 reviews - Frederick, MD

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Job Summary

This position will require 100% travel away from home, often times in excess of 300 miles.

Assist in the installation, repair and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing protection equipment.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Construct forms and foundations for signal equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Install signal/communication structures and components

Lubricate moving parts on mechanical equipment such as switch machines, car retarders and controllers

Set up barricades to isolate potentially dangerous situations

Prepare and paint signal equipment

Inspect, test, repair and maintain communication/signal and electrical equipment

Pay Rate

Entry Rate $19.40/hour

  • Pay rates may vary by location
Pay rates are progressive upon completion of all required apprentice training


Initially, you will attend three weeks of paid training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA., and three (3) additional training sessions that will be scheduled approximately 130 days apart. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma/GED

21 years of age or older

Valid Driver's License

One year experience in interpreting schematics and diagrams

Preferred Qualifications

Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

One year outside work experience (construction labor, farming, landscaping, etc.)

One year experience using Volt / Ohm meters

One year experience interpreting circuit schematics

One year training or experience in electronics, electrical, or electromechanical

Basic Competencies

Verbal comprehension (understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)

Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)

Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)

Basic Math

Physical Requirements

Heavy Work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally

Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Climb ladders and poles up to at least 40 feet to make repairs, tests and installations

Walking over uneven terrain and getting on and off equipment

Equipment restrictions mandate that an incumbent must not exceed the 300 lb equipment capacity limits (including 15 lbs of required tools) to safely perform the job duties

Employment Conditions

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) must be obtained immediately upon being hired

Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries

Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses

Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work

Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination

Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol

Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required

100% travel away from home

Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test that entails a 1.5 hour strength and cardiovascular fitness test. You will be required to travel up to 4 hours to testing center at your expense.

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions, in confined spaces and/or at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

Company Profile

CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.

Closing Statement

At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Primary Location


United States-MD-Frederick




Relocation Available



Tax Status


Railroad Retirement

Overtime Status



Closing Date


May 29, 2013, 10:59:59 PM

Number of Openings



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CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. Our...