|SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION TECH I|
|Performs skilled journey level work in the installation and maintenance of traffic signal equipment (including school and fire warning signals.), overhead traffic signing, overhead internally lighted street name signs, and computerized signal system communication cable. Work may involve lead responsibility for the application of electrical/electronic traffic signal controls. Required to stand duty at night and weekends on a rotating basis. Assist house moving contractors with house moves and other contractors with moving oversized loads through City streets.|
|May serve as lead worker and participates in the installation and maintenance of traffic signal equipment (including school and fire warning signals), overhead traffic signing, overhead internally lighted street name signs, and computerized signal system communication cable.
Reads blueprints of proposed signalized intersections.
Positions and installs vehicle detector loops in roadway using concrete saws.
Assists utility companies in the installation of concrete poles and metal masts and arms.
Installs span wire, signal disconnects, signal cable and signal heads. Mounts pedestrian signal heads and push buttons.
Installs controller cabinet bases by forming and pouring of concrete.
Digs trenches for conduit either by hand, back hoe or powered trencher.
Installs conduit (PVC or metal) and pulls cable as needed.
Uses air compressor, jack hammer and meters to drive the required number of ground rods to achieve accepted grounding.
Wires all equipment per MUTCD, FDOT, and City requirements (i.e. cabninets, heads, etc.).
Operates a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment as needed (dump truck, bucket truck, platform truck, backhoe, various electrical and hand tools, etc.).
Assists contractors with house moves and other oversized loads through City streets.
Performs other related work as assigned.
|Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, equipment, tools and materials used in the installation of all traffic signal control devices.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work, including maintaining traffic through work area.
Knowledge of the principles of trouble-shooting traffic controlling equipment in the field.
Skill in the use and care of electronic traffic signal control repair tools and equipment.
Skill in the operation of a dump truck, bucket truck, platform truck, combination backhoe/trencher, loop truck, and street saw.
Ability to lift and install materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
Ability to perform duties outdoors, working in confined areas at heights up to 50 feet, sometime suspended over moving traffic, with exposure to inclement weather, traffic fumes, and noise.
Ability to read and understand plans, blueprints, and sketches of traffic control equipment.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally.
Career Promotional Path:
Certification by the International Municipal Signal Association as a Traffic Signal Technician, Level II, required for promotion to Signal Construction Technician II.
|High school graduate plus one (1) year experience in various phases of traffic control equipment installation, or commercial electrical work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Florida C.D.L. Class "B" required.|