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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 looking for qualified a Superintendent - Communications and Signals in Menlo Park, CA. The Signal Superintendent plays a critical role with respect to on-time performance and safety.  This position is responsible for leading the Communications and Signals Maintenance and/or Capital Support division.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to create a vision and strategy for the future and inspire others to follow this vision.  He/She will also be able to show passion for the vision and build enthusiasm, optimism, and ownership.  The work is performed primarily outdoors with a portion admin related.


Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Manage construction, maintenance, inspections and repair of the company’s signal and communications infrastructure
  • Manage material acquisition, inventory and production costs
  • Coordinate engineering activities with transportation operations
  • Supervise work crews, including 2nd-level supervisors
  • Execute action plans to achieve quality business objectives
  • Coordinate and plan daily activities with respective functional areas
  • Monitor work force levels to ensure all jobs are covered, including day, night, weekend, vacation, and holidays
  • Create and implement processes including the monitoring and follow up on those processes with the goal of making the system function at a higher quality level
  • Knowledge in railroad signal/communication practices
  • Knowledge and qualified on GCOR and physical characteristics of the property
  • Ability to troubleshoot any rail signal/communication problem and provide advice on how to repair the same
  • Ability to address any safety-related issue to verify a safe work environment
  • Ability to make accurate cost-efficiency evaluations of work situations
  • Ability to install, modify, upgrade, repair and test any signal/communication equipment
  • Ability to assess the need for and provide an accurate accounting for any material ordered for work
  • Ability to review and verify the legitimacy of all labor and material cost documents
  • Ability to create detailed technical records of proposed and completed work
  • Ability to implement a proactive maintenance program
  • Ability to read, understand and direct work based on signal plans
  • Ability to develop and mentor the team with the use of succession planning
  • Signal Maintenance, Tests and Inspections
  • Compliance with the Test & Maintenance Manual
  • Audit to ensure proper maintenance is being done on signal appliances
  • Required reports of tests and inspections are completed and inputted on time
  • Manage ordering of maintenance tools, parts and repairs
  • Investigate signal failures
  • Investigate alleged false clears, improperly displayed signals and activation failures
  • Train rides
  • Service bulletin completion
  • FRA signal inspections (State & CPUC)
  • Work a minimum of 50 hours per week
  • Work varied shifts, holidays, nights and weekends
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience supervising 5 or more employees
  • Job briefing process
  • Safety Training Requirements
  • Material & Product knowledge
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing using the English language.
  • Maintain a valid driver's license


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain a 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 of this job.

  • Exposure to outside/inside environments, medium lighting and high noise levels.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions including extreme cold, snow and rain.
  • Will be required to bend, stoop, stand, and climb in performing daily tasks and activities.
  • Works in an environment with many distractions.
  • Required to wear safety apparel and equipment while performing job duties.
  • Must be able to work safely around loose materials, uneven surfaces and equipment.
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear and distinguish auditory signals
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull loads in accordance with all applicable safety rules and regulations.
  • Oversight of contracts for construction and/or maintenance, reading and understanding prints and technical specifications, rules and regulations, inspecting signal and communications associated with railroad maintenance, and review of track safety and quality assurance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • 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.