Union Pacific Assistant Signal Person in Glenwood Springs, Colorado


Assist in the installation, repair and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing warning devices.


  • Inspect and test signal circuitry, equipment, and systems for problems and defects
  • Troubleshoot and fix malfunctions
  • Build and dismantle signal crossing warning device equipment
  • Construct, install, maintain, repair, and replace signal communication circuitry, systems, and components
  • Work with machines, tools, vehicles, and equipment
  • Clean and maintain work areas
  • Operate company vehicles and drive throughout geographic territory
  • Open to change, take initiative, make meaningful contributions, and take responsibility for the quality and timely completion of one's tasks
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Miscellaneous tasks as assigned by supervisor



  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to read and understand all instructions including operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents
  • Able to assist and direct work of others
  • Able to plan, organize, and track information and activities
  • Able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations
  • Able to perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and conversion of fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions to solve practical problems. In addition, applicants must be able to extract relevant information from tables, charts, graphs, and text
  • Able to understand and apply basic mechanical principles to solve mechanical problems
  • Able to communicate and work well both independently and with others
  • Able to effectively and accurately understand, interpret, reference, evaluate, organize, and record non-technical and technical information
  • Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. If you have taken this test and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this position. Click here to see a sample items on the Skilled Craft Battery test.
  • Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test


  • Certificate in electronics, electricity, or equivalent education
  • Experience working in an environment that requires you to wear personal protective equipment such as shock and arc flash clothing, safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats and hearing protection
  • Experience in railroad signaling
  • Experience in construction
  • Experience operating construction equipment such as a backhoe, trencher, crane, etc.
  • Completed a formal electrical training program (e.g., training presented by a community college, trade/vocational school, or military)
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Closing Date: None at 11:59 PM Central Time

Job Open To: Internal and External Candidates