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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.


TransitAmerica Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Communication Technician in San Jose, CA.


Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, testing, and corrective solutions to complex electronic communication systems under FCC guidelines. This includes but may not be limited to the following:
    • Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs)
    • Clipper payment systems
    • Fiber Optic Network troubleshooting
    • LAN/WAN network equipment and circuits
    • SCADA Communication systems
    • WiFi Communications systems
    • Positive Train Control (PTC) systems
    • Mobile and Portable radio equipment, transmitters, receivers, antennas, and signaling equipment for voice communications systems
    • Visual and Audio public display and announcement systems
    • Office end circuits, servers, communications equipment, and dispatch workstations
  • Responds to emergency situations and callouts under time sensitive repair constraints.
  • Document inventory, procedures, specifications, and production accomplishments.
  • Accomplishes tasks equally well both individually and within a team environment.
  • Works within the confines of strict safety-oriented guidelines.
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • FCC Radio qualification preferred
  • Proficiency with use of personal computer and fundamental knowledge of telecommunication systems (OSI model)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Railroad Signaling & Equipment, Job briefing process, Equipment/system specifications, Safety Training Requirements, Material & Product knowledge, RWP/GCOR, Electrical repair tools, Cutting/power tools, Mechanical Dexterity, understand electrical/mechanical drawing, Troubleshooting Railroad Signaling Circuits & Equipment, Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills demonstrating proficiency using the English language.


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
  • 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 is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.

  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces
  • Occasionally ascend/descend step ladders and/or stairs
  • Regularly sit and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Regularly kneel, bend, and squat
  • 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.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet).



  • 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 TransitAmerica Services, 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.