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Signal Maintainer

Job Application

White Pass & Yukon Route (WPYR) based in Skagway, Alaska is seeking a Signal Maintainer.  WPYR is a 110-mile common carrier operating in Alaska, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory.

Signal Maintainer Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Install, inspect, and repair wayside signals
  • Performs skilled work in connection with the inspection, testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, operation, alteration and repair of wayside signal systems
  • Detect signal deviations and defects, and implement remedial action or mitigation efforts
  • Use and operate the tools, computerized diagnostic equipment, and field equipment as required 
  • Mechanically adjust switch gears, mechanical throws, spring rods, electrical cams, and related switch hardware.  
  • Make minor repairs, supervise crews to repair defects, or coordinate repairs with others
  • Inspect completed work to verify conformance to standards
  • Prepare inspection reports for management and federal regulators
  • Know and apply applicable rules, regulations, and policies
  • Perform other tasks necessary to the efficient operation of the railroad
  • Manage other projects and perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills and/or Experience

  • Knowledge of FRA Track Safety Standards
  • Knowledge of Roadway Worker Protection rules
  • Ability to learn and understand WPY track safety standards
  • Ability to learn and understand WPY operating rules including CROR
  • Willingness and ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including freezing temperatures
  • Willingness and ability to work holidays, days, and nights
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds.
  • Carry and use tools such as spike mauls, claw bars, lining bars, track jacks, spiking guns (jackhammers) & other tools normally associated with track work and other right of way maintenance.
  • Valid driver’s license and a willingness to obtain CDL

Required Education and/or Credentials:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum three years of railroad track work experience, electrical system experience, or combination thereof

Those interested in this opportunity should inquire with the WPYR Human Resources Department at:

Becky Jensen, Manager of Human Resources & Employee Benefits, (907) 983-9803, bjensen@wpyr.com

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad is a World Class shore excursion annually carrying over 500,000 passengers through Alaska, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory.  WPYR is a Class 2 railroad federally regulated in the United States and Canada. WPYR is a passenger railroad with 30 passenger train movements per day over heavy mountain territory.