Traffic Signal Technician I/II
City of Longmont - Longmont, CO

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Post by Jobing - DEFINITION: Under supervision of the Traffic Engineering Administrator performs technical work related to the installation, operation, maintenance, testing and repair of the City‚s traffic signal system/school flasher and airport lighting system. Performs inspection of contract work on signal and lighting projects. PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Technician I: Performs preventive maintenance on the traffic signal, school flasher and airport lighting systems. Responds to emergency traffic signal, school flashers, airport lighting system failures and performs repairs.

Performs troubleshooting of traffic signal, school flasher, and airport lighting systems. Performs testing, troubleshooting and repairs on the opticom system. In addition to the above duties, programs and calibrates a variety of equipment for the traffic signal, school flasher and airport lighting system. Assists in parts/materials inventory stocking and ordering.

Maintains the communication system for the signal system. Technician II: Work is distinguished from the Traffic Signal Technician I class by the greater complexity of the assignments and ability to independently perform most maintenance, repair and installation work. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in office, shop and field environments, construction sites, and in roadway during heavy traffic conditions. Work requires continuous detailed work, multiple concurrent tasks, and frequent working at heights of 10–35 feet above ground on a platform lift truck, bucket truck, on a ladder, bending, stooping, walking, standing, sitting, reaching, exposure to electrical energy, intermittent traffic noise, inclement weather, daytime and nighttime conditions, extreme temperatures, walking on slippery/uneven surfaces.

Extended or irregular work hours and on–call assignment as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Technician I: Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Experience equivalent to one of the following: 1–2 yrs of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of traffic signal components and systems; OR 1 year of college level course work in basic electrical or electronic theory and principles; OR 1–2 yrs of experience in work involving basic electrical schematics and wiring diagrams. License or Certificate: Level I IMSA traffic signal certification OR ability to obtain within 6 mo.

of hire. Technician II: Any combination of experience and education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and 4 yrs. of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of traffic signal components and systems. License or Certificate: Level I IMSA Traffic Signal Technician certification required, Level II required within 6 months of hire.

Both levels require possession of a valid Colorado Driver‚s License.

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