City of Carrollton

Posted 1 month ago

JOB TITLE:  Signal Technician


REPORTS TO:  Traffic Operations Supervisor

SUMMARY:  Responsible for assisting in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electronically controlled traffic control devices; responds to emergency situations regarding signals, flashers and downed stop signs; assists in training signal crew members. Work is performed with limited supervision.


  • Assists in the installation and repair of traffic signals, school zone flashers, and City-owned and maintained street lighting.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of record related to division repairs and operational activities.
  • Participates in training signal crew members on work procedures and practices.
  • Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, and/or other applicable groups to receive and/or convey information.
  • Responds to emergency and on-call situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of basic electronic principles;
  • Knowledge of safe work methods;
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting schematics and blueprints;
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and resolving problems related to traffic signals;
  • Skilled in applying independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness in interpreting and applying guidelines;
  • Skilled in operating applicable tools and equipment of the trade;
  • Skilled in performing routine repair and maintenance activities;
  • Skilled in performing basic construction activities;
  • Skilled in performing manual labor;
  • Skilled in observing safety rules and regulations;
  • Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications;
  • Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • One year of related traffic signal installation experience 
  • Work Zone Safety Certification or ability to obtain certification within 1 year of employment
  • IMSA Signals Level I Certification or ability to obtain certification within 1 year of employment
  • Class A CDL or ability to obtain within 63 months of employment


  • Frequent climbing, balancing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, talking, seeing, hearing, driving and manual dexterity.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying of over 100 pounds.
  • Work is typically performed in standard office and outdoor environments, with potential exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Work is performed in high and precarious places and near moving mechanical parts.
  • Potential exposure to risk of electrical shock, vibration, fumes and airborne particles.
  • Subject to Emergency after hours call back as needed.
  • Considered an Essential employee


  • Must pass pre-employment drug test.
  • Must pass criminal history check.
  • Must pass motor vehicle records check.


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