Traffic Signal Technician, McKinney, Texas

Created 01/13/2021
Employer City of McKinney, TX
Reference 393872
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City McKinney
Salary $38,143.70 - $56,071.65 Annually

Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.

City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment.

Under direct supervision by the Traffic Signal Supervisor, the purpose of the position is to ensure proper function of traffic signals, school zone flashing beacons and street lights in the City. Employees in this classification perform semi-skilled, manual level work. Position is responsible for conducting field installations, testing, repair, and maintenance of traffic signals and other traffic related equipment. The position requires the employee to be motivated to work in the field by themselves. Employee will be given adequate instructions and have radio communication with the supervisor. The supervisor will review the completed tasks as necessary. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Drives to and from assigned work locations.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs new and existing traffic control signals; replaces signal indications; removes limbs from and/or around signal heads, etc.
  • Troubleshoot signal systems in order to locate all malfunctions such as shorts, open or grounded circuits, and reason for equipment failure.
  • Operates computer and software programs for control of traffic signals and programming time clocks for school beacons.
  • Maintains daily work records and prepares reports, i.e., technical studies and diagnostic reports.
  • Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with projects and work activities, which may include a bucket truck, utility vehicle, measuring instruments, meters, scopes, testing equipment, mechanic tools, hand tools, hydraulic tools, or two-way radio.
  • Refers to electrical diagrams for repairing signals.
  • Responds to after-hours traffic related issue calls from dispatch.
  • Installs regulatory signs.
  • Complies with all written City policies and procedures.
  • Works in a manner safe to the individual and other people; follows safety rules and safe work practices; uses safety equipment as required.
  • Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Computer knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, and the GIS/GPS databases.
  • Requires the ability to calculate, compute, summate, and/or tabulate data and/or information. Includes the ability to perform subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.
  • Requires the ability provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as electrical diagrams and policy manuals.
  • Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
  • Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.
  • Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating a bucket and dump truck, trencher and backhoe, diagnostic instruments, and mechanic tools.
  • The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving electrical work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

Two (2) to three (3) additional years of service involving street lights and traffic signals would be beneficial.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Texas Class B CDL Driver License required or ability to obtain within 12 months from date of hire.
  • Work Zone Safety Certification required or ability to obtain within 6 months from date of hire.
  • Level I IMSA Traffic Signal Certification required or ability to obtain within 12 months from date of hire.
  • Level I IMSA Roadway Lighting Certification required or ability to obtain within 12 months from date of hire.

Physical Demands/Supplemental

Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Some tasks require visual and odor perception and discrimination.

There is exposure to environmental conditions. Tasks may require exposure to strong odors and/or smoke, radiation, electrical shock, traffic hazards, extreme heat/cold or extreme weather conditions.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Closing Date/Time: 1/26/2021 5:00 PM Central

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