Traffic Signal Technician 
City of Memphis - Engineering


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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
 Works under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor in the Engineering Division to install, repair, maintain, and operate electronic and electrical traffic signal control equipment and devices:  Troubleshoots, diagnoses and corrects signal system problems; sets control switches on computer and peripheral equipment to integrate and operate equipment; tests circuits and electric components to locate grounded wires, broken connections, or defective current control mechanisms, using electrical testing instruments; replaces defective parts using electrical tools; works from bucket and aerial platform trucks; operates essential equipment, machinery, and vehicles to construct signalized intersections; and prepares reports of daily work activities.  Performs locating duties for underground Traffic Signal/Fiber Optics wires/cables.
 
OTHER FUNCTIONS:    
1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
 
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift and carry objects in excess of 70 lbs.  Requires climbing, including 12 ft. ladders, onto the back of trucks, and into Bucket Trucks.  Requires balancing, bending, kneeling, reaching, pushing, and pulling.  Requires the ability to use basic hand tools and to grasp wires.  Must be able to program controls and change components.  Requires feeling of electrical circuits and wires for overheating.  Involves standing for extended periods of time and walking sometimes over uneven surfaces.  Must be able to communicate problems and conditions to co-workers, including during high volumes of traffic noise.  Must operate a two-way radio to communicate with co-workers and supervisor.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Majority of work is performed outdoors.  Some shop work is required.  Must work in inclement weather.  Must work from bucket and aerial platform trucks.  Exposed to noise and traffic.  May be exposed to engine fumes and electrical shock.  Requires to use and wear of protective gear.  May be subject to shift work, standby and call out duty.

Minimum Qualifications:    Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering or two (2) years of Military Electronics Training/Experience and/or equivalent Electronics/Electrical work-related experience; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Must either possess a valid Class “A” Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License, or obtain such license before the end of six (6) months employment as a condition of continued employment and must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules.  International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certification as a Traffic Signal Technician and/or Traffic Signal Inspector is preferred. 

Posting Date: May 1, 2019-May 24, 2019
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) $ 62,090.34 (Yearly), $ 2,388.09 (Biweekly) 
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) $ 62,090.34 (Yearly), $2,388.09 (Biweekly)

Special Requirements:     The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. 

If you require further information on the job position, please contact the Traffic Signal Shop Manager at (901) 490-5349 or the City of Memphis Human Resources Department at (901) 636-7285.