Traffic Signal Technician

Salary: $22.23 - $33.25 per hour (Non-Exempt)
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent. One year technical or vocational school training in electronics preferred.  Two years of signal repair experience preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Licenses and Certifications:  Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.  Selected applicant must obtain Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License, Class B within one (1) year of employment (depending on class/testing availability). Ability to obtain ATSSA or OTEA Work Zone Traffic Control Supervisor Certification.   

Knowledge: General electricity, wiring principles, and the operation of traffic control signals preferred.  Practices, methods, materials, and equipment used in electronic equipment installation, maintenance, and repair. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  City geography and street locations. 

Skills: Care and use of power tools and heavy equipment necessary in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic signals, and related equipment.  Installation, maintenance, and repair of traffic control signals, and related equipment. Interpersonal skills necessary to be courteous of fellow employees, citizens, and businesses while performing duties. 

Essential Functions: Installs, maintains, and repairs new and existing traffic control signals; replaces signal indications; removes limbs from around signal heads; cuts signal loops; installs, maintains, and repairs new and existing video detection systems; etc.  Installs, maintains, and repairs new and existing school beacon assemblies.  Installs, maintains, and repairs new and existing emergency vehicle preemption systems.  Installs, maintains, and repairs lighted crosswalk systems.  Operates pickup truck, bucket truck, backhoe, front end loader, ditch witch, dump truck, and various power tools including drills, welder, jackhammer, and concrete saw.  Works in a manner safe to the individual and other people; follows safety rules and safe work practices; uses safety equipment as required.  Purchases parts, tools, and equipment needed for repair and maintenance of traffic control signals and related equipment.  Operates computer and software programs for control of traffic signals and programming time clocks for school beacons.  Conducts minor maintenance on equipment including lubricating and adjusting or tightening parts and checking fluids.  Locates and marks underground utilities associated with traffic signals, street lights, and communication.  Performs other related duties as required.

Mental and Physical Abilities: Ability to learn to diagnose equipment malfunctions and determine necessary repairs.  Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) materials and equipment frequently.  Ability to lift and carry heavy (50-75 lb.) materials and equipment occasionally.  Work requires continued walking, stooping, standing, and climbing.  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance and ability to pay close attention to detail. 

Working Conditions: Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, extremes of temperature, noise, and noxious fumes and odors.  Exposure for up to 50% of work time to moderate hazards when climbing ladders or working on live electrical equipment.  On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies.

Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.

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