Install, inspect, maintain, and repair various railroad service equipment on the road or in the shop, including railroad signal systems.
Inspect and test operation, mechanical parts, and circuitry of gate crossings, signals, and signal equipment such as interlocks and hotbox detectors.
Inspect switch-controlling mechanisms on trolley wires and in track beds, using hand tools and test equipment.
Drive motor vehicles to job sites.
Tighten loose bolts, using wrenches, and test circuits and connections by opening and closing gates.
Inspect electrical units of railroad grade crossing gates and repair loose bolts and defective electrical connections and parts.
Replace defective wiring, broken lenses, or burned-out light bulbs.
Record and report information about mileage or track inspected, repairs performed, and equipment requiring replacement.
Inspect, maintain, and replace batteries as needed.
Maintain high tension lines, de-energizing lines for power companies when repairs are requested.