National Railroad Passenger Corporation Electronic Technician 90184281 Jackson in Jackson, Michigan

Your success is a train ride away.Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America's workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.Are you ready to join our team?SUMMARY OF DUTIES:The scope of work to be performed by the Electronic Technician includes, but is not limited to, testing, inspecting, installing, maintenance and repair of all signal equipment and may be required to perform digging, trenching, and painting duties while working independently. Observes safe work performance standards and operations in completion of daily tasks and provide prompt reporting in cases of accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Attends safety briefings when assigned by Foreman, observes safety compliance, maintains qualifications (GCOR) and coordinates with other departments. Monitors and ensures that all necessary tools and materials for completion of work is provided. Participates in the planning and directing of testing and maintenance of signal equipment such as relays, batteries, switch machines, signal fixtures, cable, and drag equipment detectors. This position works within the guidelines of the System Safety Program by being alert o physical hazards which affect operations; including the modification of recognition or cessation of operations when conditions exist or could develop which that may conflict with a safe operating environment for Amtrak or others.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Conduct testing for switch machinery, batteries for plant grounds, relays and cable for specifications, track signals, circuits for route locking, crossing track, locking points and balanced air, air compressors and record findings in accordance with AMT 27.* Inspects test signal apparatus and systems and records the findings including the results from above in accordance with AMT 27.* Maintains and repairs the above in accordance with AMT 23 and the special instructions governing the construction of Signals and interlocking.* Assists Signalman in performance of assigned duties and conducts his/her own equipment tests and records results.* Works with the Foreman to maintain all small tools and equipment conducting daily inventories to ensure good working order.* Responds to signal failures, answers trouble calls for signal failures and reports to the Foreman* Assist in marking out where cables are located; installation of new movement ties; switch inspections, surfacing and to provide generators for power outage.* Perform carpentry, plumbing, and electrical tasks as needed including pipefitting and low voltage 220 voltage electrical work.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:* Applicants will be required to qualify for the position by passing the electronic technician examination for communications prepared by System Communications Engineering Department.* The technician must be familiar with the division reporting structure, possess knowledge of data and voice circuit electronics, and have general knowledge of electronics. Must be capable of learning, understanding, and maintaining Amtrak's cable plant.* Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a high school graduate. Applicants must have a valid driver's license on the date of hire. Must be able to read and understand job information written in English. Applicants must be able to perform basic mathematical computations including fractions and decimals.* Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats and reflective vests.* Outside work with exposure t