Traffic Signal Technician Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Skilled technical work in the construction, installation, maintenance, modification and repair of traffic signals, traffic signal control mechanisms, coordinated and/or computer controlled systems, and all electrical/electronic components necessary to operate traffic control devices.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Repairs and maintains traffic signals, signal systems, telecommunications, and associated equipment throughout the City.

Trouble shoots defective traffic signals and replaces defective controllers, monitors, and system master components.

Performs preventative maintenance work on traffic signals and flashers.

Works in aerial bucket or platform truck for replacing and repairing signal lamps, overhead wiring, traffic signal assemblies, etc.

Does some signal construction work as required.

Changes timing on signal controllers as directed.

Performs emergency work on a regular basis.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma of GED. Must be ISMA Level II or Level III certified. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in traffic signal maintenance, including Closed Loop or MATS experience. Work experience should be in a comparable size municipality or other agency of comparable size and number of maintained signals. Background in coordinated system maintenance preferred.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of principles and theories of electricity and electronics.

Knowledge of standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the electrical trade.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the electrical trade and work involving high voltage.

Knowledge of microprocessors, and electric/electronic traffic controllers, overhead regulatory and advisory signs.

Knowledge of the tools and apparatus necessary for the installation, maintenance and repairs of traffic signals.

Ability to work at heights up to 35 feet.

Ability to follow oral and written direction.

Ability to work on-call on weekends and evenings.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Ability to reach overhead, climb, stand, walk, balance, push, pull, crouch, crawl and kneel.

Ability to see colors, hear and speak.

Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions including heat, humidity, rain, cold.

Ability to work while exposed to excessive wind, fumes, odors, noise, vibration and dust.

Ability to read and comprehend technical and professional manuals, procedures, periodicals, maps, wiring diagrams, schematics, instructions, safety rules, memos and letters.

Ability to write compound sentences relating information, data, and details in report or summary form.

Ability to perform shop math and basic mathematical functions.

Ability to speak clearly and concisely.



THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 8/21/07