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Line & Signal Technician


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


May 15, 2024



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Job Summary

Performs inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of traction power substations, overhead catenary system, and assists Line and Signal A-Level Technicians with inspection, troubleshooting and repair of wayside and onboard signal systems for all UTA rail systems.      

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associates degree preferred and/or two years verified education in Electrical or related field OR must possess a one year certificate in Electrical and one year of verified experience in related field.
  2. Must successfully pass the Rail Maintenance Qualification exam – Line & Signal Technician.
  3. Ability to perform the duties of the job safely, efficiently and in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations without direct supervision, including the ability to operate required vehicles or equipment.
  4. Knowledge or ability to learn first aid and appropriate safety practices and be able to demonstrate same.
  5. Be able to acquire and maintain a DOT Medical card.
  6. Have a valid Utah Driver’s License.
  7. Have a current or be able to acquire a valid Class “A” CDL permit prior to the start date.
  8. Be a safe driver with no more than 2 moving violations in the past 3 years.
  9. Have no violations of driving under the influence of alcohol, any drug, or the combined influence of any alcohol or any drug within the last 10 years.
  10. Ability to perform physical requirements of the job to include walking long distances in a quick manner on uneven surfaces, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs regularly and over 51 lbs occasionally on uneven surfaces, prolonged periods of standing, crawling, and laying on uneven surfaces, able to work in tight and awkward positions, work outside in all weather conditions, able to safely and comfortably work at heights, and constantly aware of surroundings.
  11. Candidates must provide required tools (initial tool list on day of hire with more extensive list to be acquired by the end of the probationary period).

This job requires regular and predictable attendance.      


  - OR -      
An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]


UTA’s benefits package for full-time maintenance employees includes:      

  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts.
  • Health and Wellness Clinics for on-site medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
  • 13 days of paid time off (9 personal days and 5 vacation days). Increase in paid time off with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for both bachelor’s and master’s degree.
  • Apprenticeship programs available as well as other training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.


For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit:      

9:00 pm to 7:30 am with Days Off:  Sun/Mon/Tue OR Thur/Fri/Sat*
           Please note that the initial training schedule will be on various shifts
                * Shifts & Days Off Subject to Change

Pay Rate:
$30.89 - 31.89 per hour, plus $1.00 to $1.50 shift differential depending on shift, if applicable. This is a one year wage progression.



* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.   
*Utah Transit Authority is a drug-free workplace, subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations under 49 CFR Part 40655, and 219. All offers for employment are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug test. If a pre-employment test returns a non-negative result, an application for employment may be rejected. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing for drug and alcohol use. All safety sensitive employees are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use.    



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