Assistant Signal Person

Company Name:
Union Pacific
Assist in the installation, repair and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing warning devices. Physical duties require the ability to do the following: make quick and accurate movements; maintain exact and steady arm/hand positioning movements; perform a rapid, horizontal hand torque action; lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing 25 lbs. to 75 lbs; climb poles, ladders and large structures and maintain balance while working on equipment; dig holes and trenches; set poles; sweep between rails and switches; walk for varied distances on uneven terrain (typically 3-5 miles per week); maintain muscular exertion over time; perform occasional overhead work for short periods of time; perform occasional bending, stooping and kneeling; and stand for more than half of a work day with break periods.
Inspect and test signal circuitry, equipment, and systems for problems and defects.
Maintain, repair, and replace signal communication circuitry, systems, and components.
Work with information in print or on a computer.
Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
Operate company vehicles and drive throughout geographic territory
Must have a valid driver's license.
Computer literate and have basic keyboarding skills
Applicants must be able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations.
Applicants must have the ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and extract relevant information from tables, charts, graphs, and text.
Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. Click here to see a sample of the Skilled Craft Battery test.
Applicants must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test
Applicants receiving a conditional job offer must pass a color vision assessment to ensure that they are able to perform the essential functions of the job by adequately discerning different colors.
Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
Previous construction experience.
Electronic/electrical background or education.
Previous railroad experience in signaling.
A certificate in electricity or electronics or equivalent education.
The Engineering team is charged with a crucial role - maintaining 32,000 miles of track to keep America moving. Engineering employees inspect, repair and maintain infrastructure such as track, bridges, facilities and signals. Using the latest tools and technology, the Engineering team provides safe and efficient construction for all facets of the railroad.
Union Pacific is one of America's premier transportation and logistics companies, linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serving many of the fastest-growing U.S. cities. Generations of Americans have built successful careers at Union Pacific and in the process, they've helped build a nation - delivering lumber for our homes, food for our tables, energy for our power plants and the countless raw materials and finished goods that supply the American way of life.
Location: Gering, NE
Closing Date: Apply early as this job may be removed as soon as there are sufficient applicants.

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