Railway - Communications and Signals, Railway Engineering
The Signal Technician will be responsible for the inspection, testing and diagnostic analysis of SMART’s grade crossing warning devices, wayside signal systems, rail safety communication systems, and car borne components. This position will perform maintenance on railway signal and communications equipment such as track signals, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, positive train control equipment, fiber optic links, programmable multiplexer servers, stand alone computers, power supplies and associated communications equipment.
Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. Three years of increasingly responsible electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic experience, including at least one year of experience in a railroad or rail transit environment. An Associates degree in Electronics/Electrical field from an accredited Technical or Community College may be substituted for two years of experience. Education may not be substituted for Railroad experience with the exception of a degree or certificate from a Railroad educational institution, which may be substituted for six months of railroad experience. Possession of a valid California’s drivers’ license (or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment).
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest transportation option for travel, offering passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties. SMART’s initial 43 miles of rail corridor includes 10 stations, from the Sonoma County Airport to Downtown San Rafael. Future extensions include: Larkspur, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019; Windsor; Healdsburg; and Cloverdale. The full project will provide 70 miles of passenger rail service, connecting SMART passengers with jobs, education centers, retail hubs and housing along the Sonoma-Marin corridor, and a bicycle-pedestrian pathway.