Supervisor, Signals


The person in this position plans, coordinates, and supervises activities of workers engaged in repair, inspection, and installation of systems, apparatus, and components of railroad signaling systems, communication systems, and highway traffic-control devices by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate employees.


  • Supervise the maintenance of signaling and traffic control devices; analyze operational malfunctioning with testing devices to locate, diagnose, and ascertain repairs to be made
  • Supervise the installation of railroad signaling equipment and highway traffic-control devices according to layout plans and/or FRA regulations
  • Plan work assignments and manage materials and schedules for signal-maintenance projects
  • Investigate accidents and issue restorative work orders
  • Provide technical assistance and training for subordinate employees
  • Manage written records of all tests, inspections, and repairs per¬formed; ensure conformance to all company, state, and federal regulations
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the or¬gani¬za¬tion’s policies and applicable laws
  • Directly supervise employees in a maintenance section
  • Train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; appraise per¬for¬mance; and address complaints and resolve problems
  • Manage other projects and perform other duties as assigned


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, per¬cent¬ages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several ab stract and concrete variables
  • Must have thorough working knowledge of FRA regulations governing rail¬road-signal and train-control systems
  • Proficiency in Micro¬soft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook)
  • Ability to stand, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell; ability to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and climb or balance
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to one hundred pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, dis¬tance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), associate degree, or equivalent from two year college or technical school in electrical field; or high school diploma or general education degree (GED), and five years of signal-maintenance and signal-construction work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CDL (no less than Class B)

This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws

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