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Traffic Signals Electrician
 
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: Government and Public Sector
Job Career Level: Experienced
Year(s) of Experience: 2
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: May 3, 2013
 
POSITION ID: 4285-001                                          CALL NO. 13-033(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:               Traffic Signals Electrician 

Department:                      Roads and Works Operations   
  
Pay Grade:                         Band 9

Salary Range:                    $35.81/hour (Probationary Rate)
                                           $36.11/hour (Full-time Rate)


Reporting to the Supervisor of Traffic Operations, this position performs duties primarily related to the installation, maintenance and operation of traffic signal systems and subsystems.  Specific duties shall include:
 
Job Responsibilities:
• Completes complex, and Ontario-regulated, electrical maintenance and repair projects assigned to the traffic signal maintenance unit.
• Inspects the technical work of unit staff to ensure compliance with electrical codes, Town specifications and standards,
• Participates in the inspection of new traffic signal installations and repairs for compliance with construction plans, specifications, and electrical codes.
• Installation, maintenance and repair of all traffic signal systems and subsystems, pedestrian crossovers, streetlighting, flashing beacons and other traffic electrical devices, in accordance with the Ontario Traffic Manuals, Highway Traffic Act and the Municipal Act.
• Implementation and monitoring of traffic signal timing plans.
• Perform routine diagnostics of signal malfunctions utilizing traffic signal control systems.
• Installation, maintenance and repair of overhead traffic signage, lighting and banners.
• Completion of daily work orders, activity cards and traffic control plans.
• Maintenance of accurate records, including material inventory and diaries of daily activities.
• Scheduling and responding to utility locates with private and public sector agencies.
• Liaison with Department staff, other Town Departments, public sector agencies, contractors and Town residents, regarding signal installation, maintenance and operational concerns.
• Maintain vehicles and equipment in a clean, tidy condition, make regular inspections, report deficiencies, etc. in a prescribed manner.
• Will be frequently assigned periods for stand-by/on-call duties for overnights and weekends throughout the year.
• Accountable for all vehicles, tools and equipment assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills:
• Applicants must be a Licensed Electrician in Construction and Maintenance Electrical Trades and Certifications by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities in addition to a minimum of two years experience in municipal traffic signal operations; and/or, equivalent combination of education and work experience. 
• The successful candidate must also possess IMSA Level II Traffic Signals and Work Zone Safety.  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. 
• Demonstrated experience and/or aptitude to lead and direct the work of others.
• The successful candidate must possess superior organizational abilities and work well independently, with limited supervision. 
• Good 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 www.oakville.ca in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on May 10, 2013.

DATED: May 3, 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