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Industry SectorElectrical, Power Supply, Electrification, IT, Other IT jobs, Other telecommunication jobs, Rail Electrical Technician jobs, Rail Electronics Technician jobs, Telecommunications, Telecoms Technician jobs
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LocationsRail jobs in USA, Railroad jobs New York
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted03 January 2013

Job Description


Job Summary
This position is 100% travel away from home, five days a week, often times in excess of 300 miles. You will work as a member of a team away from home five days a week to install, maintain, replace and repair electrical and electronic communications equipment.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Install, maintain, replace, and check communication equipment including, but not limited to, cables, antennas, computers, printers, monitors, radios, telephones, modems, wireless components, security cameras, batteries, connectors, various parts and testing equipment
Cut, splice, and pull cable on ground, poles and towers
Use trenching equipment to bury equipment and cables in ground
Receive and record inventory delivery
Retrieve parts from inventory to install and maintain equipment
Transport tools and equipment to jobsite by truck
Install wiring in offices and field locations

Pay Rate

USD 27.37/hour
*Pay rates may vary by location

You will be required to attend up to three weeks of paid training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma/GED
Valid Drivers License
21 years of age or older
Ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A with Airbrake Endorsement prior to start date
Ability to obtain and maintain a FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License prior to start date
Two years experience in radio, voice PBX systems, and/or data/networking troubleshooting and repair or technical degree in communications related field

Preferred Qualifications

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A with Airbrake Endorsement
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License
Two years experience operating heavy equipment such as back-hoes, line/bucket trucks, excavating and aerial type lift equipment, etc.
Two year technical degree or equivalent experience in network management

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 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis
Climb ladders, poles, and towers as well as perform work from a bucket truck to make repairs and perform tests and installations
Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

Employment Conditions

100% Travel Required
Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
Wear protective equipment such as hard hats, 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 background screening
Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; membership is required
Ability to obtain or maintain state or regulatory requirements or certifications as needed

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions, and on occasion in confined spaces 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.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

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