Salt Lake City

  • TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN II (MAY UNDERFILL TO I)

    Requisition ID
    2019-4197
    Department
    PUBLIC SERVICES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $21.34/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $29.13/Hr.
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    This classification is reserved for incumbents whose position is covered by the contract of a recognized collective bargaining unit.

     

    Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor performs skilled journey-level work in the repair, installation and maintenance, trouble-shooting, and operation of sophisticated electrical and electronic traffic signal control devices communications systems, and associated electrical hardware. Incumbent aids in the design and layout of intersection control devices and may assists in coordinating work site activities. Work will be performed in the field and shop as required.

     

    JOB WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. MAY CLOSE AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

    Responsibilities

    TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN I RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Installs and maintains traffic signal hardware, cameras, controllers, video, sonar, inductive detection systems, and communications telemetry according to specifications and established traffic signal policies. Locates, and marks signal and fiber optic lines for Blue Stakes. Installs and maintains high-voltage devices, indications and sign assemblies.  Installs, and maintains electrical circuits, fiber-optic communication circuits, ducts and wiring in accordance with National Electrical Code.
    • Performs troubleshooting, repair, testing and programming of analog, digital, and microprocessor-type equipment for traffic control systems. Analyzes repairs and/or replaces defective circuits, components, and wires using standard, and specialized test, and measurement equipment. Performs acceptance testing and programming of electronic equipment.
    • Implements and performs annual preventative maintenance programs. Maintains logs and computerized records of maintenance completed.
    • Programs, installs and maintains, signalized intersections, school flashers, time base coordinators, controllers, clocks, and systems to local and federal polices and standards.
    • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics and manufacturers technical publications.
    • Operates heavy equipment and specialized equipment such as aerial lift trucks, line/auger truck, trencher, front-end loaders, backhoes, snowplows, and other heavy equipment as required.
    • May be required to work with contractors and other agencies on minor problems encountered during the installation and maintenance of traffic signal equipment.
    • 24-hour standby, and seasonal snow fighter duties, as required.
    • Performs other duties as required.

     

     

    TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN II

    • Installs and maintains traffic signal hardware, cameras, controllers, video, sonar, inductive detection systems, and communications telemetry according to specifications and established traffic signal policies. Installs and maintains high-voltage and solar powered devices, indications and various sign assemblies.  Installs and maintains electrical circuits, fiber-optic communication circuits, ducts and wiring in accordance with National Electrical Code.
    • Performs detailed troubleshooting, repair, testing and programming of analog, digital and microprocessor-type equipment for traffic control systems. Analyzes repairs and/or replaces defective circuits, components, and wires using standard and computer based technical test and measurement equipment.
    • Assists in the preparation of as-built drawings of completed field and shop work. Makes recommendations of parts to be ordered. Maintains detailed records of work hours, and maintenance performed.
    • Assists with the layout and inspection of vehicle and pedestrian detector systems and other traffic signal equipment installed, maintained or repaired by City signal staff or outside contractors. Consults with other agencies or City divisions as needed regarding minor traffic signal construction or operational problems.
    • Ensures safety of personnel and equipment at work sites by barricading and channelization of work zones. Ensures utility clearances are received prior to entering work sites, i.e., blue stake procedures, gas, public utilities, telephone, etc.
    • Tests and evaluates new electronic and control equipment with associated hardware to ensure conformance to Salt Lake City specifications.
    • Operates heavy equipment and specialized equipment such as aerial lift trucks, line-/auger truck, trencher, front-end loaders, backhoes, snowplows, and other heavy equipment as required.
    • Assists in training level I technicians, and may supervise field seasonal workers.
    • May be required to work with contractors and other agencies on problems encountered during the installation and maintenance of traffic signal equipment.
    • Twenty-four (24) hour year-round traffic signal standby and seasonal snow fighter duties as required
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Qualifications

     

     

    TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN I QUALIFICATIONS

    • Graduation from an accredited technical college with a two-year degree in electronics related to telemetry-type devices, including microprocessors, remote sensing and operational systems or three years paid work experience in instrumentation processing, control, repair and installation.
    • Utah State Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
    • Must obtain certification as an International Municipal Signal Association Traffic Signal Technician Level I in the time frame specified by Traffic Signal Manager.
    • Must have a basic knowledge of electronic and fiber optic equipment and tools, and have the ability to troubleshoot and repair microprocessor-controlled equipment to the component level.
    • Knowledge of electrical/electronic safety practices and procedures.
    • Basic knowledge of the National Electrical Code and procedures.
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.
    • Ability to cooperate, and work effectively as a team and individually with co-workers, supervisors, and sections, as well as other divisions, contractors and the general public.

     

     

     

     

     

    TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN II QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Graduation from an accredited technical college with a two-year degree in electronics or electrical field and four years paid work experience in traffic signal or instrumentation processing, control repair and installation type of work. Work experience in the traffic signal field may be substituted for education on an equal basis.
    • Possession of Utah State Commercial Drivers License, Class A.
    • Two years paid work experience operating equipment such as aerial platform trucks, snow plows, auger derrick truck and front end loaders.
    • Must have a working knowledge of electronic and electrical trouble shooting techniques and associated testing equipment.
    • Knowledge of electrical/electronic safety practices and procedures.
    • Applicable knowledge of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association specifications (NEMA). International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA), Institute of Transportation engineers (ITE), National Electrical Codes (NEC) and procedures, and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
    • Ability to cooperate, and work effectively as a team and individually with co-workers, supervisors, and sections, as well as other divisions, contractors and the general public.
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.
    • Knowledge of personal computer operation, data entry procedures, and the use of PC based test equipment.
    • Knowledge of basic traffic signal engineering/operation principles and procedures regarding electrical and electronic detection and control devices.
    • Certification as an IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level II.

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