This position is responsible for supervision of daily crew work for the Traffic Signals group in the Charlotte Department of Transportation Engineering & Operations Division. Work includes installation and routine maintenance of overhead traffic signals, wires, control cables, pedestrian signals and other related duties. Accountable for operating specialized equipment and a variety of different hand tools in the electrical trade.
This position reports to the Field Operations Supervisor and oversees a crew of 3 positions. The Traffic Signals Labor Crew Chief II is responsible to maintain performance and production of the crew. The Traffic Signals Labor Crew Chief II is required to prioritize, schedule, coordinate, inspect, and maintain quality control for the installation and maintenance of crew work. Position is also responsible to ensure safe work zones/traffic controls on all projects to safeguard worker, pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist safety.
Position is required to provide effective communication and to provide direct supervision to crew; work collaboratively with other Signals and other teams; provide continuous improvement of business best practices/processes; evaluate new technology or equipment; and use independent judgement and initiative in daily work.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide direct leadership by coaching, counseling and leading by example. Facilitate an effective and efficient work and team environment.
Provide supervision and support to install, maintain or repair traffic signal heads, pedestrians’ signals, connect loops detectors, video detectors, observation cameras and communication cables.
Provide supervision and support to perform a variety of preventive maintenance tasks including changing LED traffic signal indications, cleaning signal heads and inspecting wires.
Provide supervision and support to operate a variety of specialized equipment and tools: (i.e. bucket truck, hydraulic drills, chain jacks, strap jacks, lashing machines, air compressor, core drill, bucket buddy, volt meter, voltage tester, soldering irons, heat guns)
Provide supervision and support by actively working in the Emergency On-Call program. Meet response requirements pertaining to signal and sign emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Maintain work records including maintenance forms, inventory forms, vehicle inspections forms, daily work logs and other documentation.
Set up temporary traffic control, safety cones and signs according to the CDOT WATCH handbook, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and specialized training.
Maintain a safe work environment by following appropriate procedures, utilizing personal protective equipment and recognizing and reporting unsafe conditions and actions.
Load and unload materials, supplies, and equipment for Aerial Section.
Work on-call and extended hours during special projects, emergency situations, inclement weather, or as required.
Interpret blue prints and work orders to determine and confirm proper placement of traffic control devices.
Attend field meetings as required, including but not limited to weekly pre-construction, daily safety tailgate and daily job briefings. Facilitate or lead meetings as required.
Act as the first point of contact for all emergency calls and make decisions on how to resolve issues and take appropriate action within the established guidelines.
Evaluate crew performance through the Performance, Review and Development (PRD) system.
Use excellent customer service skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and all members of the general public.
Assist with construction activities including the installation of underground conduit, pull boxes, concrete pedestrian pedestals and control box bases as needed.
Work with other Department Staff to define, discuss and outline responsibility areas for projects.
Perform related duties and work as required.
Preferred Qualifications Include:
- High School Diploma/GED with 5 years of related experience
- Must have a valid Driver’s License at time of hire
- Must have ability to obtain City Driving permit at time of hire.
- Class B CDL, or ability to obtain within one year of hire
- IMSA Signals Level I or higher Certification, or ability to obtain within one year of hire
- Electrical knowledge for work involving the maintenance and installation of overhead traffic signals, wires, communication cables, and pedestrian signals.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
- Experience with work hazards, work zones, safety precautions, 811 Locates procedures, OSHA regulations, ground construction, specialized equipment and hand tools, traffic signal control, wires, communication, read and interpreting prints, and traffic systems.
- Computer experience preferred; including but not limited to: typing, word documents, spreadsheets, and work order management system.
- Ability to lead a field crew and work as a team to complete various types of signal work or projects.
- Ability to read and write.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems related to the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices with limited supervision from Field Operations Supervisor.
- Skilled in electrical work involving the maintenance and installation of overhead traffic signals, wires, control cables, and pedestrian signals.
- Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, sometimes under unfavorable weather conditions.
- Ability to use specialized equipment (i.e., bucket truck, hydraulic drills, chain jacks, strap jacks, lashing machines, air compressor, core drill, bucket buddy, volt meter, voltage tester, soldering irons, heat guns) and hand tools used in traffic operations.
- Ability to read and interpret prints provided by traffic engineers.
- Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and standard practices for the installation, operation and maintenance of traffic signal and supporting systems
- Knowledge on the MUTCD and Nationals Electrical Manufacturer’s Association and National Electric Code (NEC) standards for signal equipment
- Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions involved with working with electricity
- Climbing (10 ft.)
- Walking (< 3 miles)
- Lifting (3 ft., 20-100 lbs.)
- Shoveling (10-30lbs)
- Carrying (3 ft., 20-100 lbs.)
- Work with and around electrical and power lines
- Work in heights (periodic, up to 40 Ft)
- Work outside exposed to all weather conditions, chemicals, fumes, solvents, dust, slippery/uneven surfaces, machinery, moving object/vehicles, and excessive noise.
- May climb ladders, work on slippery and uneven surfaces, work in confined spaces, and use vibrating machinery or tools.
- Work in traffic; walk in and around moving vehicles and equipment.
- Work involves sitting periodically, including riding in vehicle, attending trainings or meetings, or during use of office equipment such as computer for administrative or supervisory tasks.
- Vision (distance, near, and peripheral)
- Depth perception
- Color distinction
- Work shall require shift or irregular hours determined at the discretion of the supervisor.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Plan: Non-Exempt Pay Plan (NEPP)
NEPP Range: 11
Hiring Rate FY18 : $46,263