City of Burlington, NC

North Carolina
Posted 2 months ago

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Traffic Signal Systems Technician II

Salary: $39,998.40 – $65,998.40 Annually

An employee in this class is responsible for maintenance and repair of the City’s traffic signals, traffic control systems, traffic signs, and traffic markings. Emphasis of the work is on providing manual labor and senior technical work as part of a traffic signal crew engaged in installation of new traffic signals, routine signal maintenance, and responding to signal malfunctions. An employee in this class also serves as a lead worker and trainer for less experienced staff. Work is performed under the guidance and direction of a traffic lead technician and the traffic supervisor or engineer, but many work assignments are completed without on-site supervision. Work is performed under the supervision of the Traffic Lead Technician and is evaluated for compliance with instructions and adherence to safety rules and objectives and is checked by visual inspection, review of reports, and functionality of equipment. The employee also serves in a safety-sensitive occupation and is subject to work after hours “on-call” rotation as a primary contact for emergency response. This classification is considered non-exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Examples of Duties:

  • Ensures traffic signals are installed, repaired, and maintained according to NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)  standards
  • Troubleshoots signal control systems and makes on-site repairs
  • Utilizes various test equipment
  • Installs new signal equipment including overhead, pole, and ground mounted equipment
  • Performs signal-related work such a installing traffic counters, emergency repairs, and cabinet preparation
  • Participates in the cleaning of the shop and maintains adequate inventories of equipment and parts for services
  • Makes emergency and scheduled repairs to all traffic related equipment
  • Performs other related duties as required
  • Inspects work completed by private contractors
  • Performs yearly traffic signal maintenance
  • Installs and maintains traffic signs and traffic markings

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalency and considerable work experience in traffic signal and signs installation, maintenance, and signal electrical work, or an equivalent combination of education and electronics experience.

Special Requirements

  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Certification as IMSA Level II Field Technician (International Municipal Signal Association) or ability to obtain within a year
  • Availability for 24 hour on-call status and respond to emergencies
  • NC Electrical License desirable
  • Journeyman Electrician desirable

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Work in this class is described as medium and frequently requires physical exertion to complete tasks and move objects. Work typically involves the ability to physically perform the basic life operational functions of kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, fingering, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. This employee must have the visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned. The employee is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to heat, cold, vibration, oils and noise. Working conditions include both inside and outside environmental conditions.

Inclement Weather Classification: Essential

Job Features

Job CategoryElectrician, Signs & Pavement Markings, Traffic Signal