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Traffic Signal Technician - CDL, REQ# 502 - City of Waco, TX (ID: 318610)

Title Traffic Signal Technician - CDL, REQ# 502
Type Other
Date Posted 2018-12-12
City / Organization City of Waco, TX
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Code: 502-1


Posting Start Date: 11/01/2018 - Posting End Date: 1/30/2019

Salary: $14.51-$23.17

Hours: Monday - Friday; 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, installs and maintains traffic control signals on City streets.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Installs, repairs and replaces traffic signals according to assigned work orders; tests and cleans systems and components and replaces wiring, fuses, bulbs and other parts.
  • Inspects and maintains traffic signal hardware and electric and electronic controllers; checks schematics and diagrams and performs preventive maintenance.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
  • Driving is essential.



  • City policies and procedures. Federal and state safety rules and regulations, occupational hazards, safety precautions and work zone traffic control protocols.

Skill in:

  • Reading and interpreting plans and work orders.
  • Reading wiring schematics, using test equipment and troubleshooting electrical components.
  • Programming and monitoring electronic control systems.
  • Safe and efficient operation of tools and equipment according to operating and safety procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required; AND one year of general electrical work experience.


  • A valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License is required within 180 days from the date of hire with a Tanker Endorsement
  • International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Traffic Signal Technician certification is required within one year of hire; additional technical training and certifications may be required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical activity of this position

  • Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

The physical requirements of this position

  • Heavy work. Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being performed
  • Hardhats, gloves, eye protection, face protection, ear protection, reflective vests and proper footwear up to and including steel toed boots.
  • The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision.
  • ohe worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades, tasks of a non-repetitive nature.
  • Requires vision capacity to perform fine calibrations and differentiate between colored wires.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position

  • Work is performed primarily in a shop environment; occasional field environment with travel from site to site.
  • Exposure to hazardous traffic conditions
  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
  • The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, enclosed rooms, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.
  • The worker is subject to climbing that could exceed 20 feet in the air.

This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship.

The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.The City of Waco provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office at (254) 750-5740.

Job Post Expiration Date   January 30, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .