The City of Torrance Public Works, Traffic and Lighting Division is looking to add a self-motivated and career minded individual to their team. Under general supervision, the Traffic Signal Technician maintains, repairs and performs modifications to traffic signal control equipment, wiring systems, outdoor overhead lighting and other electrical devices and performs other related work as required.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would have provided the knowledge and skills required is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Two years of experience in the maintenance, repair, and installation of electrical and electronic equipment that includes at least one year of experience in the maintenance and repair of traffic control equipment. Satisfactory completion of college level courses in electronics and/or computer programming may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.
LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.
Level One International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Traffic Signal Certificate within six (6) months of appointment (once obtained, must possess and maintain).
International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level II Signal Electrician – Field Certificate is desirable.
In addition to the minimum requirements, the most successful candidate will possess:
Experience with signalized traffic control devices, preferably Econolite type controllers in a municipal setting;
Knowledge of Traffic Management Operations;
Excellent written and oral communications skills;
Ability to establish effective working relationships;
Strong technical experience in electrical and electronics;
Good understanding of OSHA guidelines, safety procedures, rules and regulations;
Good interpersonal skills, time management skills and strong customer service skills;
Ability to read, understand and interpret specifications, diagrams and schematics;
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; and
Ability to operate an aerial lift and crane and perform duties at considerable heights.
Possession of a Class B license is highly desirable.
HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESS
Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental available at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs. The application filing period closes Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Only those candidates most qualified will be invited to participate in the examination process, which will consist of: Written Exam: Qualifying (Test date to be determined) Performance Exam: 60% (Test date to be determined) Oral Exam: 40% (Test date to be determined)
Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources. As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination. In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between TME-AFSCME and the City of Torrance, new employees covered under that memorandum shall become members in good standing and pay the required service fee to said Local. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.