Engineering Technicians read and review project drawings and plans to determine the sizes of structures, observe project sites and evaluate contractors’ work to detect problems with a design, and help to ensure that project construction conforms to design specifications and applicable codes. Also, Technicians confer with engineers about preparing plans, evaluate field conditions, and develop plans and estimate costs for constructing systems and operating facilities. During and after projects, Engineering Technicians use computer design software under the charge of engineers, set up and help maintain project files and records, and prepare reports and document project activities and data.
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.
Road Construction Workers have duties ranging from installing the cones, signs and barricades that warn drivers and control the flow of traffic, acting as flagmen to stop or direct traffic, clearing debris from the work site, using jackhammers to break up existing pavement and tending equipment such as cement mixers or asphalt heaters. Road construction workers are typically trained by employers on the job, but some contractor associations and trade unions offer apprenticeship programs. During an apprenticeship, workers spend two to four years attending class part-time and working part-time while earning a wage. Apprentices normally need to be at least 18, and program sponsors usually prefer candidates who have graduated high school or earned an equivalency diploma.
Heavy Equipment Technician II is the journey level classification in the series. Incumbents perform skilled work in the repair and modification of diesel and gas-powered construction equipment, heavy and light trucks, and automobiles. Incumbents assist the supervisor in providing direction and on-the-job training to Heavy Equipment Technician I’s. This classification is distinguished from the higher level classification of Supervising Heavy Equipment Technician in that the latter is responsible for assigning, supervising and inspecting the work of mechanics.
A logistics intern receives or sends goods at the warehouse, ensuring that the luggage is properly or securely packed and that all the luggage in appropriate numbers is dispatched or received, learning how senior technicians handle the tasks, applying the theoretical knowledge in the area, preparing logistics report in the area, checking the reports made by others, coordinating with other departments, coordinating with drivers and workers, and performing other tasks assigned by the supervisor. A logistics intern typically reports to a logistics manager.
Traffic Technicians perform a variety of entry-level technical and administrative assignments in support of traffic operations in Public Works. Tasks are performed under the general supervision and direction of the Traffic Supervisor either independently or with a team. Technicians support maintenance activities associated with the replacement and repair of traffic signals, controllers, wiring and other field equipment as well as activities associated with all City-owned street lighting including installation, repair, testing, investigations, troubleshooting and upgrades. Traffic Technicians assist with the fabrication, installation and maintenance of traffic signs.