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Corporate Headquarters

500 Water Street, 15th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202

CSX Transportation, Inc.

500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202


Communications Maintainer - Technician

Job Summary

Install, maintain, replace and repair electrical and electronic communications equipment.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Install, maintain, replace, and check communication equipment including cables, computers, printers, monitors, radios, telephones, modems, wireless components, security cameras, batteries, connectors, various parts and testing equipment.
  • Cut, splice, and pull cable on ground and on pole
  • Use trenching equipment to bury equipment and cables in ground
  • Receive and record inventory delivery
  • Retrieve parts from inventory to install and maintain equipment
  • Transport tools and equipment to jobsite by truck
  • Install wiring in offices and field locations

Pay Rate

Pay rate information is subject to change based on Collective Bargaining Agreement and, if applicable, may vary by location.

You may be required to attend three weeks of paid training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Two year technical degree or equivalent experience in radio, voice PBX systems, and/or data/networking troubleshooting and repair

Preferred Qualifications

  • FCC License
  • Network Management
  • CDL license required for some positions

Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and trouble shooting skills)
  • Basic Math

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis
  • Climb ladders and poles up to at least 40 feet to make repairs, tests and installations
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

Employment Conditions

  • Ability to obtain FCC license prior to starting work
  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hats, hearing protection, safety-toe boots or safety glasses
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination
  • Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • May require a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test
  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; membership is required
  • Active employees must complete one year in current position or craft before applying for positions
  • An active or furloughed employee who changes to a new craft may be required to permanently relinquish his/her seniority in the former craft unless otherwise provided for in the applicable collective bargaining agreement or other governing agreement.  Active employees desiring to transfer or change crafts must bring a transfer form properly completed and signed by a supervisor to the hiring session.  This form along with the transfer policy can be accessed at CSX Gateway > My Work > Careers > Contract Employee Transfer Policy and Form.  Furloughed employees do not need to complete the transfer form.

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions, and on occasion in confined spaces or at elevated heights.
Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.
This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.
Company Profile

CSX Corporation, a Fortune 250 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company.  These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.
CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing 34,000 management and union employees.  CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.
Closing Statement

At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.
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