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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.

Herzog Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking Signal Crewman in Melbourne, FL.  The position of the Signal Crewman is responsible for the physical labor and the assistance in installing, inspecting, testing, and maintaining train control systems and grade crossing warning device equipment at railroad signal projects with direction from Signal Foreman.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the installation and repair of railroad signal and communication structures and components.
  • Construct forms and foundations for signal equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Lubricate moving parts on mechanical equipment such as switch machines.
  • Set up barricades to isolate potentially dangerous situations.
  • Prepare and paint signal equipment.
  • Install, inspect, test, repair, and maintain signal, train control, and electrical equipment.
  • Provide contractor support as directed.
  • Load and unload supplies, dig holes and trenches for cable, climb poles and signal masts. Handle cable and wire to make electrical connections.
  • Use non-power tools (shovels, picks, axes, sledgehammers); high precision measuring tools (micrometers, voltmeters, amp meters, recorders); hand tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, tape measurers); power tools (drills, wrenches, power saws).
  • Cleans and maintains work areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Preferred railroad experience or construction labor, farming, landscaping, etc.
  • Preferred past electrical/communication background.
  • Mechanical comprehension and experience interpreting schematics and diagrams preferred.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others.
  • Must provide steel toe boots (safety vest, glasses and hardhat provided).
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must be reliable, organized, and flexible.
  • Must submit daily activity logs.
  • Ability to work on a computer daily to complete tasks.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • Experience with Word and Excel.
  • Basic email etiquette.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Pass and maintain e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check and safety certification. 
  • Subject to motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Pass pre-employment DOT physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen
    • This position requires you to pass and maintain a DOT medical evaluation to drive a Herzog commercial vehicle. 
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.


Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This position will be physically demanding at times.
  • Work in extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment
  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces over sometimes great distances; frequently climb on/off equipment; climb ladders frequently
  • Use hands to perform activities involving grasping, turning, holding and pulling
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear and distinguish auditory signals
  • Able to work in conditions with loud noise; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand and sit for extended time; and use hand tools
  • Exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.



  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.



  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.


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It is the policy of Herzog Technologies, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.