City of Sammamish

Posted 3 weeks ago

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If you’re looking for your next electrical role, this is your signal! The City of Sammamish is looking to fill our Apprentice Traffic Signal Technician position. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to learn from our experienced Traffic Signal team including the Lead Technician. We look forward to your application if: you have a year of electronics repair, have the ability to drive safely, and your brain speaks signal circuitry.

Under the supervision of the City’s Traffic Engineering Manager and guidance of the Lead Traffic Signal Technician, this position is an apprenticeship to learn how to perform technical work relate to the installation, construction, maintenance, repair, and inspection of traffic signals, video, and street lighting systems and various other electrical and electronic systems and equipment. Work may be performed under the City’s Lead Traffic Signal Technician’s direction; work may be required during inclement weather, nights, holidays or weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

● Assist in diagnosing malfunctioning traffic signal equipment, make electrical repairs, and/or replace modular electronic equipment as required.
● Assist in inspecting traffic signal and street light installations made by contractors for conformance to city specifications and codes.
● Locate and mark traffic signal, street lighting, and underground communication equipment.
● Assist in investigating and responding to complaints and requests related to traffic signal or street light maintenance and repair.
● Assist in installing, maintaining and repairing new and existing traffic signal equipment, including but not limited to controllers, cabinets and associated wiring, signal heads, vehicle loops, vehicle detection amplifiers, emergency pre-empt equipment, video equipment, and microwave detection devices.
● Assist in installing underground conduit, wire, junction boxes, cabinets, switchboards, controllers, and electrical power for controllers.
● Interpret engineering drawings, sketches and other specifications.
● Respond to emergencies involving traffic and pedestrian signals, street lighting, and traffic signs.
● Drive a bucket truck, may operate city owned equipment such as compressors, jackhammers, and man-lifts.
● Perform routine labor functions such as stocking of inventory and basic preventative maintenance of vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

● Industrial practice and standards in data communication maintenance.
Techniques for troubleshooting and repairing of data communication equipment and cables.
● Facilitating cooperation, trust and integrity with all customers and staff.
● Perform troubleshooting and repair work on malfunctioning traffic equipment both in the field and on bench.
● Install and test fiber optic cable.
● Demonstrate a high level of initiative, effort and commitment.
● Ability to read and interpret electrical plans and knowledge of electrical circuitry including three-phase wiring.

Required Qualifications

● Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record free of serious or frequent violations.
● Must be able to obtain State of Washington Flagging Card within 6 months of hire.
● Possession of the International Municipal Signal Association (I.M.S.A.) Level I Certification for Traffic Signal Technician, or the ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.

Education and Training

● High School Diploma or GED.
● One year of electrical trade work or equivalent training in electrical circuitry and equipment or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Physical Demands and Environment

Manual dexterity to utilize a computer and standard office equipment. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., stoop, bend, reach overhead, walk and move over rough and uneven surfaces, balance in high or narrow places. Ability to perform work at heights up to 50 feet. Visual acuity to read written and numerical materials. Ability to distinguish color coding on electrical wiring. Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Work is performed in an office and an outdoor environment in all types of weather. Hazards include working at heights, exposure to traffic, fumes and electricity.

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Job CategoryElectrician, Traffic Signal