Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The Traffic Technician performs daily work in the operation and maintenance of traffic regulatory devices. 

Typical Starting Salary:   $21.25

This is a full-time temporary position for approximately 5-7 months.  The position includes medical insurance. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs skilled work in the construction, installation, and maintenance of traffic signal control equipment.
  • Fabricates, installs, and maintains traffic signs, sign posts, and other City signs using computer-aided design software and pressure sensitive sheeting according to regulations and specifications contained in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
  • Installs and applies crosswalk markings, lane markings, symbols and street curb markings from an initial layout of the markings using a template and chalk markings or cold tape.
  • Diagnoses and repairs vehicle detection problems, load switch malfunctions, and completes minor wiring changes, as necessary, inside the traffic signal cabinet and the UPS battery backup system.
  • Operates a street striping truck to apply paint that serves as markings for traffic lane separation, turn lane pockets and bicycle lanes and operates and performs regular maintenance on paint truck.
  • Assists traffic engineer with special projects including quarterly traffic signal surveys, vehicle counts using counters and other traffic duties as required, such as the installation, repair, or replacement of traffic loop wires, cameras, clearing visual obstructions surrounding traffic signs, tree trimming, constructing and maintaining solar and hard-wired signals, and locating underground wires at intersections.
  • Street maintenance activities include, but are not limited to, operating a utility or single or tandem axle dump truck to plow snow, applying sand and salt to roadways, and hauling materials and supplies.
  • Performs operator's maintenance daily, or as otherwise required, for all assigned vehicles and pieces of equipment.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED,  and
  • The possession of a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) preferred. 
  • Previous Traffic Control experience preferred.
  • Previous experience in equipment operation, preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic signal and traffic sign installation, operation, maintenance, and repair.  
  • Advanced knowledge of traffic control devices as regulated and specified in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) published by the United States Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration.
  • Expert knowledge of the principles and practices of hand and power tool operation and the skill and ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Advanced knowledge of record keeping and the ability to create and maintain traffic signal operation and maintenance records, work activity logs, and related documents to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Requires the ability to effectively operate assigned vehicles and equipment,

  • Requires the ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Outdoor work activities include exposure to dusts, vehicle fumes, and exhausts; occasional exposure to mists, gases, poor ventilation; equipment vibration; vehicle and equipment noise occasionally reaching 125 decibels of unprotected noise exposure (the use of hearing protection devices to reduce noise exposure to permissible OSHA levels is mandatory); exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards; working on high, exposed worksites; exposure to radiant energy and burn hazards; exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals; exposure to paints, thinners, epoxy compounds, and glues.  The wearing of protective gloves and eye safety goggles is mandatory while operating equipment or performing job duties that present eye and hand injury hazards.
  • Other physical activities include lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects weighing up to 75 pounds with or without assistance

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