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Electric Track Switch Maintainer

Install, inspect, and repair systems, following blueprints and work orders.

What does an Electric Track Switch Maintainer do?

Installs, inspects, and repairs electric-railway track switches, section lines, and intercommunication systems, following blueprints and work orders: Installs switch-controlling mechanism on trolley wire, using handtools. Connects wiring to switch in track bed, and inspects electrical switch system to ascertain that system functions according to standards. Maintains high tension lines, deenergizing lines for power company as repairs are requested. Installs and maintains section lines and intercommunication systems. May install and maintain mechanical parts of track switch.