ITS - Traffic Signal Technican Helper - ULCS Region 102

Utility Lines Construction Services, LLC - 102 - West Columbia, SC

Full-time
We are currently seeking an Intelligent Transportation Systems / Traffic Signal Technician Helper to join Utility Lines Construction Services, Inc. team in the ITS / Traffic Signal Maintenance and Construction Department.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and maintain a high standard of work with minimal supervision. He/She will be a creative team player with the ability to problem solve. The candidate must have good communication and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize. He/She must always provide excellent customer service and be decisive with a good sense of judgment.

We offer excellent opportunities for career oriented individuals that want to be a part of our team. Our goal is to provide a safe work environment for all of our employees to perform quality work with our many clients. ULCS employees share in Productivity and Safety Incentive programs, as well as an excellent compensation package that includes a competitive benefits package, paid holidays, and paid vacation. Flame Retardant clothing is provided for all employees at no cost to them. Various work locations do offer employee payroll deduct programs for work boots and tools for the job.

Our company performs work within the South Eastern Region of the United States. Many projects have immediate openings. Our region offices are located in Indian Trail, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. We offer year round employment with a company that values the team approach toward building quality projects. If you are looking for your next career advancement and are a goal oriented person that wants to work for a company that values safety and appreciates good employees, please apply today.

JOB PURPOSE:
Under the general supervision of the Technician, serves as a member of a specialized technical work force engaged in the installation and maintenance of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Signalized Traffic Intersections. Assists in the installation, testing and maintenance of the Intelligent Transportation Systems for the operation of closed circuit television systems, dynamic message signs (DMS), traffic count stations (ATR), fiber optic infrastructure and network to ensure proper operation of intelligent transportation systems, signalized intersections and signal systems.

ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
Trains in routine maintenance and inspection of ITS and Traffic Signal components. (20%)
Trains in the installation of ITS and Traffic Signal elements. (20%)
Trains in the maintenance of CCTV, DMS, ATR, Traffic Signal equipment, Electrical and Fiber Optic systems to include repairs and replacements as needed. (20%)
Trains in troubleshooting of communication networks including fiber optic cable, copper and related components. (20%)
Perform other job related duties as assigned, including on call after hours emergencies. (20%)

COMPETENCIES:
Employee must possess knowledge of the following:
On-the-job safety practices and accident prevention
Basic electrical troubleshooting
Preventive maintenance of ITS and Traffic Signal components
Entry and data collection for required systems
Customer service principles, guidelines and concepts
Principles of effective human relations and dealing with the public
Time and attendance policies and procedures
Environmental principles, concepts and practices
Industrial standards and specifications
Meaning of common English words
Traffic maintenance, signals, and signs

Employee must have skill in the following:
Working with new material or information to grasp its implications
Operation of machines, electrical systems and tools as needed
Equipment selection to determine the kinds of tools and equipment needed to do job

Employee must have the ability to perform the following:
Use light equipment, hand and power tools safely
Mobile, manual dexterity and satisfactory vision due to working in close proximity to moving traffic
Safely drive a motor vehicle
Practice on-the-job safety and accident prevention
Basic computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Access
Maintain equipment
Determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
Obtain and see to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
Collect and organize information
Work in groups in a way that encourage participation

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Class A CDL driver s license (preferred or must obtain within one year of hire date)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma and one (1) year experience directly related to the area of employment or an acceptable equivalent.
Must maintain a high standard of work with minimal supervision.
Must have the ability to think creatively and problem solve.
Must have good organizational skills and be able to prioritize.
Must be a team player.
Must provide excellent customer service.
Must be decisive and have a good sense of judgment.
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and the requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
Must be able to inspect/wear necessary PPE as necessary.
Must be able to safely drive an approved company vehicle.
Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.
Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.
Must be able to traverse various terrains.
Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.
Must possess strong communication skills both written and spoken.
Must be able to communicate and handle confrontations professionally.
Must have transportation to and from the show up location.
Must be able to maintain attention during dangerous tasks.
Must be able to lift, move and maneuver 50 pounds or more on a frequent basis.
Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies (including holidays, weekends, etc. Subject to call out work).
Must have sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.
Must be able to install poles and anchors.
Must be capable of working heights or confined spaces.
Must have proven understanding of trenching and shoring.
Must have proven understanding of basic rigging, hand lines, and knot tying.
Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.(i.e., backhoe, boring machine, excavator, trencher)
Must be willing to travel out of state for emergency storm work.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Must have a valid driver s license.

Physical Requirements:
Activity: R O F C Activity: R O F C
Standing X Seeing X
Walking X Reading X
Sitting X Reaching X
Stooping X Range of Motion X
Kneeling X Hearing - Speech Range X
Squatting X Depth Perception X
Body Twisting X Color Vision X
Crawling X Lifting X
Sense of Touch X Carrying X
Manual Dexterity X Pushing X
Speaking Clearly X Pulling X
Seeing Distant X Climbing Ladders
X

Climbing On/Off Truck X Climbing Stairs X
Climbing Poles X Balancing X
Gripping X Lifting up to 10 lbs X
Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs X Lifting up to 50 lbs X

Key:
Rarely = less than 10%
Occasionally = up to 33%
Frequently = up to 66%
Continuously = 67% to 100%

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.