Traffic Signal Technician Apprentice
City of Longview, TX - Longview, TX

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Serves in a training capacity to observe, learn and assist experienced Signal Technicians and the Traffic Engineer in a variety of skilled technical work in the inspection, installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signal and control devices for the Public Works Department (PWD).

Examples of Duties:

Observes and assists in the installation, inspection, maintenance and repair of traffic signal devices. This may, include control cabinets, traffic signals, detectors, actuators, intersection controls, signal transmitters, and other electrical and electronic systems in accordance with City standards and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Acquires knowledge and experience observing and assisting with repair, replacement, and troubleshooting damaged or malfunctioning traffic signal equipment in the field; assists with testing devices and making necessary repairs; assists with testing and programing microprocessor- based controllers and conflict monitors. Assists in performing preventive maintenance inspections; studies blueprints and schematics to acquire knowledge in determining the accuracy or malfunction of traffic signal equipment by use of testing devices. Assists in maintaining necessary records of inspection, installation, maintenance and repairs of traffic signal and alert/warning devices; assists with completion of daily work log, incident and accident reports. Observes and assists in inspections of contractor installation of traffic signal equipment. Follows all safety rules and regulations on the job site. Operates equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair. Responds to questions from residents and provides information and customer service; assists in the response to emergencies and coordinates work activities as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate's Degree in Electronics or Computer Science, and two year's electrical/electronic system maintenance experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License. Must be capable of acquiring an International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level 1 Traffic Signal Technician Certification within one year of employment.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

Work is performed indoors in a shop environment and outdoors in City traffic; required to perform moderate physical work, and lift and carry up to 50 pounds.