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Railway Signalling Technicians

Descriptions & Duties

  • Railway Signalling Technicians perform technical tasks, either independently or under the direction of a qualified engineer, contributory to design, development, construction, installation, operation maintenance and repair of electronic devices and mechanical equipment in railway signalling system.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Technical knowledge and skills in electronic and mechanical engineering

Railway Singnalling Technicians must conduct the installation and operation maintenance in railway signalling systems.

Analysis knowledge and skills

Railway Singalling Technicians should understand and interpret engineering drawings and specifications to ensure the implementation of the signalling and telecommunication systems work properly.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A higher diploma or an associate degree in electronics / mechanical engineering, or equivalent

Experience

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experiences

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $12,000-$35,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$45,000

Monthly Salary $18,000-$45,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-over $60,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Railway Signalling Technicians normally work in a signal control centre, engineering workshops, outdoors or tracksides and sometimes in office. They should follow safety precautions and wear protective equipment.

Tools

  • Multimeters - Signal measuring equipment
  • Signal generators - Function generators
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Power screwguns - Power screwdrivers

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