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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 Crewman in Melbourne, FL.  The position of the 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:

*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • 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.
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Be on-call and prepared to travel at moment’s notice.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Travel Requirements:

  • This position will require travel to various parts of the country and the ability to work in many weather conditions. A typical work cycle for these crews is eight (8) days on and six (6) days off.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must obtain a Class A CDL License within 90 calendar days from date of hire, if a Class A CDL is not already obtained.
  • 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:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and 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 due to the safety sensitive nature of this position.
    • 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. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the Physical Requirements for this position.

  • Regularly lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Lift and transfer weight up to 70 pounds for a distance of up to 100 feet.
  • Work in extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.
  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces up to 1 mile.
  • Regularly ascend and descend an 18 step ladder with up to 25 pounds. Frequently climb on/off equipment.
  • Regularly push/pull with a body force of up to 50 pounds.
  • Use hands to regularly grasp or squeeze wrenches, switches requiring force up to 60 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Regularly kneel, bend, squat while transferring up to 25 pounds of weight.
  • Regularly sit and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Work in a confined access/space environment as narrow as 18 inches.



  • 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.