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Signals Maintainer

Published
Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Succession Planning for Railroads Investing in the Next Generation (SPRING LLC) – FASTPORT, Inc.
O*Net Code
49-9097.00
Rapids Code
0947HY
Req. Hours
4000
State
DC
Created
Aug 27, 2021
Updated
Aug 27, 2021

Time-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 72 total skills
Job Orientation - 200 req. hrs
Overview of Signaling and Train Control
Roadway Worker Protection and On-Track Safety
Relays and Relay Logic
Signal System Components
Print Reading
Preparation for Inspection and Maintenance
Guidelines and Recommended Practices
System Familiarization
Introduction to Railway Signaling
Third Rail Safety
Tool Requirements
Rail System Safety
Basic Electronics Test
Right of way access and flagging
FRA Rules and Regulations
Expectations of Training
Policies and Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures
Power Distribution - 800 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Power Distribution Theory
Power Distribution Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
Print Reading/Symbols/Nomenclature
AC Power Distribution Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
DC Power Distribution Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
General Power Distribution Troubleshooting and Repair
Track Circuits - 700 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Track Circuits
Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
DC Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
AC/PF Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
AF Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
Coded and Electronic Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
Print Reading, Symbols, Nomenclature
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Track Circuits
Switches and Derails - 700 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Switches and Derails
Switch and Derail Specific Print Reading, Symbols, and Nomenclature
General Inspection and Maintenance of Switches and Derails
Manual Switches and Derails Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Electric Switches and Derails Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Electro-Pneumatic Switch and Derail Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Electro-Hydraulic Switch and Derail Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Electric Switch Locks Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Circuit Controllers Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
System Familiarization
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Switches and Derails
Tools
Train Stops (optional) - 200 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Train Stops
Train Stop Specific Print Reading, Symbols, and Nomenclature
Electric Train Stops Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Electro-Pneumatic Train Stops Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Train Stops
Tools
Grade Crossings (optional) - 300 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Grade Crossings
Theory of Operation and Circuits
Warning Devices and Systems
Crossing Gates and Mechanisms
Grade Crossing Inspection and Maintenance
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Grade Crossings
Tools
Cab and Wayside Signaling - 700 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Cab and Wayside Signaling (including safety)
Automatic Block Signaling
Intro and Overview to Automatic Train Control
Communication Based Train Control
General Inspection and Maintenance of cab and wayside signaling
General Troubleshooting and Repair of cab and wayside signaling
Centralized Traffic Control
Nomenclature, Symbols, Print Reading
Microprocessor Based Signal Equipment
Interlocking’s - 200 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Interlocking’s
Interlocking’s and Relay Logic
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Interlocks
Control Panels - 200 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Control Panels
Functions and Lock Diagram Reading
General Inspection and Maintenance of Control Panels
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Control Panels

Technical Instruction

Orientation - 28 req. hrs
Overview of Signaling and Train Control
Roadway Worker Protection and On-Track Safety
Relays and Relay Logic
Signal System Components
Print Reading
Preparation for Inspection and Maintenance
Guidelines and Recommended Practices
System Familiarization
Introduction to Railway Signaling
Third Rail Safety
Tool Requirements
Rail System Safety
Basic Electronics Test
Right of way access and flagging
FRA Rules and Regulations
Expectations of Training
Policies and Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures
Power Distribution - 40 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Power Distribution Theory
Power Distribution Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
Print Reading/Symbols/Nomenclature
AC Power Distribution Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
DC Power Distribution Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
General Power Distribution Troubleshooting and Repair
Track Circuits - 40 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Track Circuits
Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
DC Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
AC/PF Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
AF Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
Coded and Electronic Track Circuit Inspection and Maintenance
Print Reading, Symbols, Nomenclature
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Track Circuits
Switches and Derails - 40 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Switches and Derails
Switch and Derail Specific Print Reading, Symbols, and Nomenclature
General Inspection and Maintenance of Switches and Derails
Manual Switches and Derails Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Electric Switches and Derails Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Electro-Pneumatic Switch and Derail Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Electro-Hydraulic Switch and Derail Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Electric Switch Locks Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Circuit Controllers Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
System Familiarization
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Switches and Derails
Tools
Train Stops (optional) - 40 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Train Stops
Train Stop Specific Print Reading, Symbols, and Nomenclature
Electric Train Stops Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Electro-Pneumatic Train Stops Inspection and Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Train Stops
Tools
Grade Crossings (optional if not installed) - 20 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Grade Crossings
Theory of Operation and Circuits
Warning Devices and Systems
Crossing Gates and Mechanisms
Grade Crossing Inspection and Maintenance
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Grade Crossings
Tools
Cab and Wayside Signaling - 20 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Cab and Wayside Signaling (including safety)
Automatic Block Signaling
Intro and Overview to Automatic Train Control
Communication Based Train Control
General Inspection and Maintenance of cab and wayside signaling
General Troubleshooting and Repair of cab and wayside signaling
Centralized Traffic Control
Nomenclature, Symbols, Print Reading
Microprocessor Based Signal Equipment
Interlocking’s - 40 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Interlocking’s
Interlocking’s and Relay Logic
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Interlocks
Control Panels - 20 req. hrs
Overview and Safety of Control Panels
Functions and Lock Diagram Reading
General Inspection and Maintenance of Control Panels
General Troubleshooting and Repair of Control Panels

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