A Traffic Signal Technician installs and repairs traffic control equipment, and maintains electrical systems and microprocessor-based controllers including relays, wiring, conflict monitors, signal suspension cables, poles, communication modules, underground conduits, related lighting, and vehicle detectors. Technicians also handle calibration, troubleshoot circuit boards, run diagnostic tests, analyze data of traffic flow and design timing of signal control devices. Lastly, Traffic Signal Technicians review inventory to ensure you have the tools and replacement parts needed. Technicians usually work independently and reports to administrative management.
High school diploma or GED required
TMC Technicians provide daily traffic management activities in the TMC consisting of operating traffic management systems, tunnel control systems, and radio communications as well as perform advanced traffic management activities and analysis. Technicians’ role is to manage daily traffic, accidents, construction, and maintenance closures in their area of jurisdiction. Decisions made by Technicians directly affect the safety and traffic flow on the freeway and the adjacent arterial system. In addition, this position includes data retrieval and analysis for traffic engineering studies, and traffic flow analysis.
TMC Operators/Dispatchers are responsible for the Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS) and utilize ATMS to help coordinate event and incident responses and manage traffic to make the most efficient use the regional transportation facilities. Operators and Dispatchers work closely with the Traffic Engineers, maintenance and emergency response personnel by collecting and consolidating real time incident and event details that are captured through Customer Service, CCTV images, radio, phone and the ATMS. This position also involves entering event and incident information into the ATMS and generates response plans, reviewing, approving and implementing responses as appropriate in accordance with LCDOT policies and procedures. Finally, TMC Operators and Dispatchers implement pre-approved planned event response, monitor planned events to ensure that they are progressing as planned, and perform routine equipment status checks and monitors equipment for potential operational problems.
Diesel Mechanics are responsible for performing diagnostic tests on diesel vehicles to find faults, analyzing diagnostic test results and repairing or replacing engine, steering, transmission, braking or lighting system components. Diesel mechanics need to be highly organized and communicate effectively, as they will be expected to maintain detailed records of serviced vehicles and interact with customers on a daily basis.
Diesel mechanics or technicians are responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on fleet vehicles and heavy equipment in transit and freight. They are fluent in the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and diesel systems. Diesel mechanics or technicians also complete repair or service reporting, order and inventory necessary parts, fabricate necessary parts or equipment, develop and execute service or repair processes, and provide road call or emergency service calls.
Transit operators or drivers are responsible for the safe and efficient transport of passengers by operating transit vehicles and following traffic laws and applicable regulations. Transit commercial drivers operate buses or other revenue service vehicles to transport customers over routes with specified stops. The main objectives of a transit driver are to safely operate transit vehicles according to an established schedule and route, collect fares from passengers, perform inspections of vehicles before and after operation, and complete relevant incident report. Transit operators might also sometimes be required to assist senior passengers or passengers with disabilities aboard transit vehicles.
Commercial freight drivers operate trucks or tractor trailers to make deliveries or transport goods according to a schedule and assigned route. Freight drivers should operate a commercial vehicle in a safe and efficient manner, and they must do so in accordance with applicable laws for commercial vehicle operations. Freight operators might also be asked to determine the condition of the truck or vehicle before and after use and to report any issues.