signal construction signalman resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
I feel that I would be an asset to a company for many reasons. I have an undying desire to want to better my self at my profession. Hard work does not fall by the wayside for me I treat every project as if its the most important project i have worked on. I have a vast background in heavy equipment operation and some electrical work but i\'m not afraid to learn something new or take advise from someone. I am a very hard worker and enjoy rolling up my sleeves and digging into an project from every aspect from shovels breaking ground to design and wiring. I enjoy problem solving and breaking complicated things down to their basic roots to see how they work from machinery to circuitry. I enjoy working in teams as well as working independently. I have held several safety positions and feel completely comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people on familiar subjects. I am a strong confident leader in groups but never overshadow others ideas and very willing to listen. I pick up new thing very quickly but enjoy digging deeper into thing i recently learned.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • desire to learn more about set craft or position
  • familiar with efficient work place practices
  • comfortable speaker in front of large groups
  • works well as a team member
  • Safety procedures knowledge
  • Works well independently
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Basic math and measuring aptitude
  • Effective at multi-tasking
  • Valid Class Adriver\'s license with air brake, and combination vehicle endorsements
  • Project foreman
  • skilled with inventory management
  • ability to control multiple work forces efficiently and safely
  • able to complete large projects safely ,on time ,and under budget
  • desire to see projects from conception to completion
  • comfortable approaching management with ideas to better company or efficiency practices
Work History
to 10/2013 Signal Construction Signalman Florida East Coast Railway | Fort Pierce, FL,
    Using a multitude of equipment from backhoes to large cranes, dump truck to trenching machines and underground horizontal drilling machines,installed railroad crossing houses and gate mechanisms ,signal bridges ,switches ,signals ,train defect detectors. i being part of a team that consisted of anywhere from 5 workers to 12 workers would locate underground cable with cable locators ,help pull cable runs and wire up locations per standard and per blue print and test with different multi-meters before being put into service. Upon completion of installation of new equipment used cranes ,grapple trucks ,backhoes ,and mini excavators to remove retired assets. the following is break down of a few things i did as a signalman on a signal construction team:
  • Completed tear-down of existing structures and prepared for new construction.
  • Dug trenches, backfilled holes and compacted earth to prepare for new construction.
  • Mixed porridge of catch basins and poured and sawed off concrete and asphalt.
  • Consistently assumed additional responsibilities and worked extended hours to meet project deadlines.
  • Prepared and cleaned construction sites by removing debris.
  • Loaded and unloaded building materials used for construction.
  • Set ladders, scaffolds and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs.
  • Graded and maintained railroad right-of-ways and assisted in laying ties and rails.
  • Operated equipment such as backhoes ,cranes ,dump trucks ,trenchers, mini excavators ,horizontal underground drilling machine.

10/2013 to 08/2016 Signal Construction Foreman Csx Transportation | City, STATE,
    Being a signal construction foreman, Safety of the crew was number one priority. Beyond that i was in charge of the day to day planning and operation of the signal construction crews. At any give point i could have had one crew consisting of four workers to six four worker crews. i would ensure proper installation of new signaling equipment and road crossing equipment as well as modification to the existing signaling system per industry standards and federal regulations. Our construction projects could span anywhere from five miles to thirty miles that i was directly responsible for. i would computer programs including excel, outlook, word and power point to turn in progress update forms. Being safety leader of the team also meant monthly my crew would me with supervision and hold a safety overlap meeting for which i was to lead with power point presentations and motivational lectures for local crews. Some examples of tasks in this position included;
  • Accurately estimated time and materials costs for projects.
  • Provided accurate measurements and estimates for all projects.
  • Requisitioned new supplies and equipment.
  • Consistently assumed additional responsibilities and worked extended hours to meet project deadlines.
  • Monitored inventory and reported items to be restocked for each job.

08/2016 to Current Signal Maintainer Csx Transportation | City, STATE, As a signal maintainer i am responsible for the federal testing and day to day upkeep of thirty plus miles of track ,signals ,switches ,and crossings. i check to ensure that everything is properly functioning and up to federal regulations. Typically a position in which i work alone, however if another signal maintainer needs help i lend a hand. Using blue prints, analog and digital meters and hand tools i trouble shoot issue throughout the day and accept trouble calls at night and on weekends.
Expected in 2007 to to High School Diploma | Salem Community High School, Salem, Illinois 62881 GPA:
Expected in 2014 to to Skilled trade certificate | Assistant Signal Worker Program Csx Transportation Redi Center, Atlanta, Georgia GPA:
this is a 6 week program that covers from basic circuitry to trouble shooting electrical issues ,adjusting switches ,basic and advanced meter and print reading and , ohm\'s law. also i attended a week of foreman training making my training 7 weeks and I plan on attending future training to further my knowledge of our craft.

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School Attended

  • Salem Community High School
  • Csx Transportation Redi Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Signal Construction Signalman
  • Signal Construction Foreman
  • Signal Maintainer


  • High School Diploma
  • Skilled trade certificate

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