Signal trainee position

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Ironman1769
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Signal trainee position

Post by Ironman1769 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:41 pm

Hi, I recently took a test for the metro north signal trainee position. Now, I guess on to the background check. However,at the testing site in white plains we were asked a question.. What is the function of a signal trainee. Can anybody help me with that question?

Thanks

pbass
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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by pbass » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:41 pm

When I transferred into the signal dept,Penn Central was still the operator so my memory may have lapses.As a trainee,you are to get acclimated to the safety rules,signal rules,rules of the operating department,track structure,work with experienced signal department personnel to learn how the signals & switches operate,how to maintain and trouble shoot switch & signal failures,change gears in a switch machine,adjust the switch rods so the switch points are tight on the stock rails,read schematics. Monthly,ICC switch tests are performed to see that the switches close properly. Generally speaking,you are to learn the practices of the signal department. Good luck in your endeavor.

pbass
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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by pbass » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:47 am

I said I have memory lapse:the monthly ICC tests are where a quarter inch block is inserted between the stock rail and a closed switch point to ensure that the contacts in the CC controller box remain open so a permissive signal is not allowed.A switch point open a quarter inch is considered a failure.If the contacts remain closed while doing the test,then the switch rods must be adjusted so the contacts don't make up.I think this covers your question.

Freddy
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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by Freddy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:17 pm

The maintainer carries a quarter gauge and a 1/8th. The switch should not 'lock up' with a 1/8th obstruction. In other words with a point gaped open the contacts in the circuit controler
must also be open.

Ironman1769
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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by Ironman1769 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:13 pm

Thanks guys, wish me luck.

lukegulergun
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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by lukegulergun » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:45 pm

I'm taking the signal trainee test Tuesday anyone help me please I wana get this job sp bad and wana ace the test ??

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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by matawanaberdeen » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:50 pm

lukegulergun wrote:I'm taking the signal trainee test Tuesday anyone help me please I wana get this job sp bad and wana ace the test ??
What railroad?

lukegulergun
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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by lukegulergun » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:40 pm

Metro north

matawanaberdeen
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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by matawanaberdeen » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:06 pm

Well I didn't take tests for that specific RR but another large RR. It was a 3 part math test, a Reading/Comp test, mechanical test and the big one was an Electronics test. I have no idea what exactly MNCR does though specifically. Hope i helped just a little.

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Re: Signal trainee position

Post by andrew89 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:18 pm

I know I'm bumping old threat but does anyone know what's on signal trainee exam for Mta? Is it's multiple choice ect? Thanks everyone I'm just looking for some tips

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