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Industry SectorOther Signalling jobs, Rail Systems Engineer jobs, Rolling Stock, Railcar, Depots, Plants, Signalling, Signalling Engineer jobs, Testing & Commissioning jobs
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Railroad jobs Arkansas
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted24 December 2012

Job Description


Job Summary:
Plans the training of Communication & Signals (C&S) and Positive Train Control (PTC) safety critical systems. Accountable for operational and personal safety of wayside signal installations. Responsible for determining the testing required, preparing test plans, ensuring Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and CSX compliance, and directing the testing activities of other management and contract employees. Plans and coordinates service testing with multiple departments and foreign railroads.?????

Primary Activities and Responsibilities:

Direct field testing activities of both management and contract employees by determining the testing required, approving test plans, ensuring FRA/CSX specification compliance, and communicating test plan requirements.
Independently creates safety and operational critical system integration plans to successfully test wayside signal projects. The individual is required to determine federal reporting requirements in addition to CSX reporting.
Coordinate with CSX Transportation, CSX Signal Construction, CSX Technology, CSX Design & Construction, and foreign railroads when planning and testing major signal cutovers.
Access safety and operational implications due to defects or errors found during testing and provide solutions to project management.
Document design discrepancies and perform quality reviews with signal engineering consultants and project stakeholders.
Participate in product testing and first article reviews of new signal equipment and software applications.
Identify and develop testing process improvement initiatives.
Serve as a technical liaison to field employees and signal engineering managers
Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.


Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree from an accredited institution required
5 or more years of experience required in Railroad Signaling

Equivalent Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma/GED required
7 or more years of experience required in Railroad Signaling

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to meeting the above qualifications, any of the following are preferred:

Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Electrical/Electronic Trades, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
7 or more years of supervisory experience in Railroad Signaling

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to railroad signal systems
Ability to obtain appropriate information and draw conclusions from written and oral instructions
Ability to thrive in a fast-pace and demanding work environment while remaining even-tempered and in control
Ability to communicate and work with other CSX departments for the plannning and testing of signal systems.
Demonstrated commitment to safety by abiding by safety guidelines and precautions, and proficient with identifying and avoiding operational safety risk
Ability to adapt to change and provide solutions to problems as they occur
Microsoft Office Suite

The CSX Competency Framework is the foundation of our Talent Strategy and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and develops talent based on each of the following competencies: analyze issues and make effective decisions, advance the business, engage, coach, and build a diverse workforce, build partnerships, improve service quality and processes, execute effectively, demonstrate personal leadership, and demonstrate functional and technical agility.

Job Requirements:

75% travel required.
Work hours may vary in length and schedule. Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek.
Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, steel-toe boots, safety vest, and safety glasses.
Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol.
The applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete a background check and physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position.

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.

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