Posted 2 months ago

Traffic Signal Technician

Salary: $25.09 – $28.24 Hourly

Location: Grand Junction, CO

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 202301414

Department: Engineering and Transportation

Division: Transportation/Traffic

Opening Date: 02/09/2024

Closing Date: Continuous


HIRING RANGE: $25.09 – $28.24 PER HOUR


New to the City of Grand Junction Team? Receive 40 Hours Paid Time Off upon hire!


About the Position:

As a Traffic Signal Technician, you will perform a variety of electronic repairs and maintenance on traffic control units and equipment including traffic controllers, vehicle detectors, and traffic signal control computers. You will maintain, repair, modify, and install traffic signals, street lights, electrical systems ranging from 120/208 volts, and related apparatus. If you are someone who wants to be part of an essential role in maintaining safe and efficient traffic flow while understanding the traffic engineering principles, make sure to apply today!

About Our Traffic Operations Division: 
The traffic operations division is responsible for installing pavement markings and striping the City of Grand Junction roadways. We fabricate, install, and maintain all the signs within City limits. We build and maintain the traffic signals and some of the street lighting. Members of our team are self-starters with a positive attitude and a dedicated work ethic. If this sounds like you, consider joining us for this opportunity to work outdoors and contribute to the safety of our community.

What We Offer:
We know that a healthy and happy workforce is a thriving workforce, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including 32 days of paid annual leave to be used for holiday, personal, and/or sick days, health insurance options, employer-matched retirement, a City employee health clinic, wellness program, and an Employee Assistance Program. Of equal importance, we offer an opportunity to serve the community you love and live in. Our employees find their work rewarding and fulfilling, knowing that their day job makes a positive impact.

About Our Culture:
At the City of Grand Junction, we lead the way with continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exemplary service. Our core values are demonstrated by our willingness to challenge the status quo, ability to work together using all areas of expertise to achieve a common goal, and commitment to fulfilling the needs of our community through thoughtful interactions. We welcome new employees who share and embody our Core Values.


What You’ll Do:

  • Perform repair, inspection, maintenance, and installation of assigned traffic signals and school clocks; replace bulbs, wiring, fuses, circuit breakers, ballasts and signal head parts; program and maintain electrically operated flashing school zone clocks and signs.
  • Operate a variety of equipment including dump trucks, loaders, backhoes, cranes, boom trucks, power and hand tools, and other specialized maintenance equipment including volt meters, locators, and laptop computers.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of traffic signal plans, schematics, and signal timing specifications; update records as maintenance is performed.
  • Repair and install pedestrian fixtures, traffic signal fixtures, optically programmable fixtures, and inductive vehicle loop detectors at intersections.
  • Respond to regular and emergency calls for service as appropriate; assist sign crew as needed.

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This position is a safety position, which means you will be subject to random drug screens due to the nature of the work performed.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible traffic signal maintenance or electronic experience.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by college-level coursework in electronics, fiber optics, or a related field.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire, a valid Colorado Class “A” Commercial driver’s license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain appropriate valid certifications from the IMSA.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid ATSSA Worksite Supervisor certification.

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. 

Supplemental Information

Explore the Area:

Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver, CO (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City, UT (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land. Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest. Grand Junction has a robust downtown and hosts multiple art, music, food, and market events annually. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic and trail congestion. With an average of 245 days of sunshine, Grand Junction is the perfect place to work and play.


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Job CategoryTraffic Signal