Posted 2 months ago

Electrical Technician

Salary: $31.53 – $38.44 Hourly
Location: Champaign, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: ELECT TECH MAY 2024
Department: Public Works
Opening Date: 05/17/2024
Closing Date: 5/27/2024 11:59 PM Central



Are you a whiz at fixing electrical equipment? Is it your dream to create a world in which traffic signals are always working? Are you looking for a career opportunity to help improve the quality of life and safety of the residents in our community? If so, then consider applying today to be an Electrical Technician with the City of Champaign Public Works Department Traffic and Lighting Division.

Responsibilities of Position

Our Electrical Technicians are part of a skilled and high performing team that keeps traffic flowing efficiently and safely by ensuring traffic signals and street lighting are maintained in good working order. They also work on crosswalk signals, pedestrian pushbuttons, school flashers, and other specialized equipment. Since continuous signal operation is paramount, Electrical Technicians must be available as needed to respond to after-hours emergency repairs. They participate in the City’s snow & ice removal efforts and respond to other emergencies that may require working up to 16-hour shifts with little to no advance notice and may assist with the City’s yard waste collection program.

Required Qualifications

• Education equivalent to an associate degree or vocational degree or certificate in Electronic Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Computer Science, Traffic Signal Technician, or a related field.

• Experience in the installation, troubleshooting, corrective repair, and preventative maintenance of the types of electrical equipment and systems found in traffic signals and similar equipment.

• An equivalent combination of education and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, or abilities will be considered.

• Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.

• Ability to operate equipment such as a bucket truck and small crane hoist.

• A valid state issued driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

• Forklift certification and State of Illinois Class B CDL license without air brake restriction are required within a timeline approved by the Traffic and Lighting Supervisor.

• Ability to perform essential functions that require physical agility as noted in the job description, with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

• International Municipal Signal Association Traffic Signal Technician or other relevant certification.

• Experience repairing or maintaining traffic signal equipment, street lighting, crosswalk signals, school flashers, or similar equipment,

• Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems with traffic signal or streetlight system malfunctions.

• Experience with snow and ice removal.

Drug screening, driving abstract, and ongoing random drug testing will be required. The starting salary is $31.53 per hour, plus an excellent fringe benefit package. For first consideration, applications must be submitted online no later than Monday, May 27, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Other Information

The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Contact the Human Resources Department at (217) 403-8770 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if you require an accommodation to complete this application or during any phase of the application, interview, or employment process.

The following locations offer free Internet access and assistance: Champaign Public Library, the Illinois WorkNet Center and the City of Champaign City Building.

Our mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community.

These values guide our work:

Personal Integrity

We act in the best interests of the City

We behave in an ethical and legal manner

We are open and honest

We follow through on commitments

We are loyal to the City


We anticipate issues, problems, and opportunities

We take initiative

We act to prevent and solve problems

We take responsibility for the outcome of our actions and decisions

We hold ourselves and others accountable


We treat others in a fair, courteous, and equitable manner

We actively listen and seek understanding

We provide a direct response

We embrace ethnic and cultural diversity in the community and our workplace

We are positive and cooperative

We are willing to apologize


We know and respect our roles and responsibilities

We ask who needs to be involved and we involve others appropriately

We define and agree upon the goals

We collaborate to achieve organizational goals

We help others accomplish their goals

We share authority, responsibility, and credit


We take pride in our work

We complete assignments and projects on time and within budget

We evaluate outcomes and seek feedback on our performance

We learn from our mistakes

We innovate


Job Features

Job CategoryElectrician, Engineering, Traffic Signal