Traffic Senior Technician
Hobbs, NM 

Performs labor involved in installation and maintenance of traffic signs traffic signals. Fabricates and replaces street names signs, stop signs, and other signs both for traffic department and other departments. Troubleshoots programming, electrical and circuitry problems and restores operation to traffic signal control devices. Tests traffic signal control equipment and related devices to identify defects. Programs configuration data for various types of computerized traffic signal controllers. Operates and interprets readings from various diagnostic test equipment. Performs all duties in conformance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for the maintenance of traffic control signal systems, sign standards, and all other applicable safety and security standards. Operates a computer and associated hardware in the field and in the office. Interprets plans and performs work from engineering drawings, electronic schematic diagrams and work orders. Performs labor to install controller cabinets, bases, conduit, junction boxes, and related wiring and circuitry to traffic signal and street light equipment. Monitors daily operations of controllers, collecting data regarding traffic flow patterns, traffic count, and traffic signal timing. Performs in-house projects for upgrading traffic signals. Performs a variety of maintenance and repair duties on traffic signal and street light equipment including emergency repairs after normal duty hours, weekends, and holidays. Ensures the safety and protection of public and city employees by setting and removing work zone traffic control devices according to MUTCD guidelines. Maintains an accurate daily work log documenting the maintenance of traffic control devices. Locates streetlight, signal, and traffic signal wiring for contractors and utility companies. Assists with the installation and maintenance of traffic signs, crosswalks and other control markings. Performs duties of Traffic Technician as needed or as required. Maintains an accurate daily work log documenting the maintenance of traffic control devices. Assists with monitoring minimum inventory levels and preparing equipment, material, and supply order information as needed. 

Responds to complaints regarding traffic signal problems, damaged or missing signs, taking appropriate action in repairing or replacing item, makes note of findings and reports to supervisor. Operates pickup trucks and elevating bucket trucks in the installation, maintenance, and repair of various equipment and facilities. Operates a variety of power construction equipment used in traffic department such as paint machines, tamper, jackhammers, cutting equipment, solder tools, detection devices, and electronic troubleshooting and repair devices. 

Education and Experience: 
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, with three years of experience working with traffic signal control devices, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Electrical background preferred. Any equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Additional education may be substituted for experience at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education. For more information, please visit: