City of Garland, TX

  • Associate Traffic Signal Technician

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/6/2018 12:37 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Job Family
    Technical Services
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on qualifications
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for assisting Traffic Signal Technicians with constructing, maintaining and repairing traffic signals, school zones, emergency vehicle safety flashers, traffic video monitoring equipment and automated alleys. The position is also responsible for conducting various traffic and pedestrian studies. Also, maintains 24/7 emergency on call program to ensure proper operation of the City’s traffic signals.


    Target Hiring Range: $15.03/hr - $18.14/hr

    Essential Job Functions


    1. Perform preventative maintenance on traffic signal equipment. Maintain traffic monitoring equipment by performing routine testing and repair.
    2. Assist Traffic Signal Technicians in repair and maintenance for signal equipment malfunctions and equipment damaged by accidents and storms including electronic equipment, signal heads, poles, school flashers, alley gate and video monitoring equipment.
    3. Perform turning movement counts, pedestrian, delay and travel studies.
    4. Perform volume counts by installing counters and road tubes at predetermined locations in the city to conduct 24 hour and multiple day counts of vehicles using the roadways.
    5. Place and maintain the speed trailer and then download data to the computer for analysis


    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
    • 1-2 years experience in an electrical or electronic field


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


    • Basic knowledge of electricity and electrical wiring, basic electronics theory as it relates to traffic signal equipment
    • Basic knowledge of personal computer and Microsoft Office programs, such as Outlook and Excel
    • Basic knowledge of safety hazards and safety practices utilized in the traffic industry and conforming to the MUTCD
    • Ability to read, write and understand the English language, and read and work from schematics and detailed construction drawings
    • Ability to use various electronic test equipment, such as, amperage meter, volt/ohm meter, megger, NEMA conflict monitor tester and traffic counting devices
    • Skill to operate motorized hand tools, drills and aerial lift equipment


    Licenses & Certifications

    Valid Class C Texas Driver's License
    IMSA Work Zone Certification or ability to obtain within one year of employment

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Job requires working from an aerial device at heights up to 40 feet.


    Customer Service
    Personal Organization
    Problem Solving/Analysis

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    Up to 1 year related experience
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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