About the Job

April 2023

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for Certified Signalpersons or Trainees. They will assist the Signal Maintainer in inspection, testing and maintenance of batteries to insure proper operation, inspection and testing of signal circuitry, replacing defective components, wiring, broken lenses or light bulbs, cleaning signal equipment including signs and lenses with cloths and solvents, lubricating moving parts on mechanical equipment, inspection, testing and maintenance of signal equipment such as grade crossing devices, power switches and switch air unit controllers, installing testing and maintaining retarder systems, performing a wide range of construction, installation, maintenance and repair activities requiring frequent use of hand tools, general labor duties as assigned. Must be able to work in a safety-sensitive, construction-oriented environment.

Must have a HS diploma or GED.

Must be 18 years or older.

Electrical or Electronics experience preferred. Computer literacy is also strongly preferred. Experience working outdoors year round and be available to work 24/7. Must be able to meet full-time employment requirement. Ability to work overtime as needed to support business operations is a requirement. Experience in construction or cable installation a plus. Class A CDL preferred, or ability to obtain Class A CDL within 90 days of hire date. Previous experience operating heavy machinery a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must pass a physical, background check, and a post-offer drug test if offered a position. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Signing bonus incentive is available for existing certified signal maintainers who are selected for employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Workforce diversity is an essential part of the Belt Railway’s commitment to quality and to the future. We encourage you to apply, whatever your race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The BRC is proud to be a smoke-free and drug free workplace. Employment is contingent on the passing of our pre-employment physical to ensure that all applicants can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.