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Leadhand - Traffic Signals
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Halton, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Skilled Trades and Labour ; Electrical, Skilled Trades and Labour ; Other Skilled Trades and Labour Jobs
Job Industry: Construction and Trades, Government and Public Sector
Job Career Level: Experienced
Year(s) of Experience: 5
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2013
POSITION ID: 4400-001                                              CALL NO.13-025(CUPE 136)

This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment.

Job Designation:               Leadhand - Traffic Signals 

Department:                      Roads and Works Operations   
Pay Grade:                        Band 10 (Schedule A – under review)

Salary Range:
                    $38.10/hour (Probationary Rate)
                                           $38.40/hour (Full-time Rate)

Preference will be given to qualified existing CUPE 136 employees.
The anticipated start date for the successful candidate will be mid-May 2013

Reporting to the Supervisor of Traffic Operations, the incumbent is a working leadhand delegating and assigning work to the Traffic Signal Repairperson and Traffic Signal Electrician positions as well as internal/external contractors.  The position is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repairs of all traffic signal systems and subsystems, pedestrian crossovers, street lighting, flashing beacons, overhead signing and other traffic electrical devices.  Specific duties shall include:
Job Responsibilities:
• Review and coordinate work tasks and assignments with the Traffic Operations Supervisor and other staff as necessary.  Assign and direct work to be performed during the shift;
• Oversee signal repair and maintenance work as performed by staff to ensure it is carried out effectively, efficiently and in accordance with legislative standards and best practices;
• Installs, inspects, maintains and repairs traffic signals devices, communications infrastructure, overhead signing and street lighting, prioritizing activities and allocating resources to rectify issues in accordance with the Ontario Traffic Manuals, Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Act, construction plans, electrical codes and Town specifications and standards;
• Utilizes computer systems to manage service requests and work orders, to operate central traffic signal control systems, to prepare purchase orders when ordering materials and equipment , to manage traffic asset/inventory database, to associate data with map locations where applicable, and to perform office functions;
• Performs routine diagnostics of signal malfunctions;
• Submits and records daily activities for all traffic signal operations and street lighting; handles and responds to all public inquiries and complaints; assists in the implementation of the Traffic control plans and flow charts; and provides utility locates of electrical installations;
• Conducts shipping, receiving, putting materials into inventory and preparing material orders for developers and contractors;
• Maintains, cleans, and calibrates electronic measuring devices, bucket trucks, cable locating devices, tools and other instruments;
• Assumes accountability for the operations of traffic signals and conducts speedy, safe and effective traffic signal repairs to avoid traffic congestion and collisions;
• Participates in meetings and planning sessions to discuss, investigate, coordinate and devise strategic plans regarding signal installation, maintenance and operational concerns;
• Liaison with Department staff, other Town Departments, public sector agencies, contractors and Town residents regarding signal installation, maintenance and operational concerns;
• Undertakes stand-by/on-call duties for assigned periods of overnights and weekends throughout the year;
• May perform the role of Stand-in Supervisor as required;
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Applicants must be a Licensed Electrician in Construction and Maintenance Electrical Trades and Certifications by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.   A Diploma in Transportation or Electrical Engineering Technology and IMSA Traffic Signal Level II, III, Work Zone Safety and Membership in OACETT, CETT are definite assets.
• 5 years of previous related experience, preferably in a municipal environment, in addition to completing the requisite 3000 hours of work experience in obtaining Electrical Trade certification and/or, equivalent combination of education and work experience.
• Proficiency with the Electrical Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Traffic Manuals, Highway Traffic Act and Municipal Act is also required.  Comprehensive knowledge of Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 – Temporary Conditions, including how to document and set-up traffic control plans is essential. 
• Strong leadership abilities and demonstrated experience and/or aptitude to lead, direct and assign work to others, inclusive of training and monitoring work performance. 
• Superior organizational abilities and work well independently, with limited supervision. 
• Strong verbal and written communication and analytical skills are important, as are effective interpersonal skills to enable the candidate to represent the Department in a professional and courteous manner in dealing with a wide variety of individuals (technical and professional colleagues, other Town staff, contractors, residents and the general public). 
• Current first aid/CPR and a knowledge of traffic signal computer applications preferred. 
• Candidates must be available for stand-by duty and frequent service calls on nights, weekends and holidays. 
• Must hold and provide a copy of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence Class DZ minimum (standard and automatic transmission) with a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. Note: Applicants with 6 or more points are ineligible for consideration. The successful applicant, who is a new hire, will be required to provide the Corporation with a current drivers abstract (no older than 30 days) and pass a Town administered road test as a condition of employment.

Applications will be accepted on-line at in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on April 16, 2013.

DATED: April 9, 2013

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates will abide by Ontario Health & Safety Legislation and follow Corporate Health & Safety Policies

The Town of Oakville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Personal information collected from applications and resumes is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about this collection of information should be directed to Human Resource Services, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3.