Street Light, Traffic Signal and Fiber Technician

Job Description

 

DESCRIPTION:

This position will assists with training for assigned personnel. Under general direction of the Lead Street Light, Traffic Signal and Fiber Technician, performs the skilled work including but not limited to installing, arranges, disconnects, and troubleshoots both cooper based communication cables for utility facilities and commercial customers, utilizes testing equipment to troubleshoot service disruptions and make necessary repairs.  Installs, repairs streetlights , traffic signals and associated electronic equipment. The position may require the performance of other related work as assigned. 

  Distinguishing Characteristics   Incumbents in this class are required to possess the skills and knowledge necessary to maintain and update the database of installation, repair work, service requests and work orders; maintains database of the City's dark fiber optic network. Performs tests on traffic signal electronic components; and repairs or replaces parts as necessary. Installs, repairs, and replaces street light fixtures and lighting standards. Incumbent must be qualified through education, training, and experience to work on or near energized electrical circuits and apparatus. This work is performed in the field, near overhead or underground circuits.
   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – essential and other important duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Maintains inventory of material associated with assigned work.
  • Maintains records concerning all functions of assigned work
  • Use computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Perform periodic inspections of assigned equipment and facilities and maintain appropriate records, including building, site and yard maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Test, calibrate, maintain and repair indicating and recording instruments and measuring devices.
  • Participates in policy and standards development.
  • Participates in the development of standards and specifications with other agencies and industry representatives.
  • May assume supervisory duties in the absence of immediate lead/supervisor.
  • Troubleshoots communication cables using copper analyzing equipment, and optical time domain reflectometer, power meter, light sources, and various other testing tools.
  • Installs, arranges, disconnects, and troubleshoots both copper based communication cable and fiber optical cable for utility facilities and commercial customers; utilizes testing equipment to troubleshoot service disruptions and make necessary repairs.
  • Maintains and updates database of installation, repair work, service requests and work orders; maintains database of the City's dark fiber optic network.
  • Engineers fiber optic installations, and provides technical expertise for the reconfiguration of networks for various commercial companies.
  • Maintains and repairs traffic signal standards and associated electronic equipment.
  • Programs engineering timing data into intersection controllers and other devices associated with the movement of control of traffic operations.
  • Responds to emergency complaints and locates and repairs malfunctioning traffic signal devices.
  • Performs tests on traffic signal electronic components; and repairs or replaces parts as necessary.
  • Installs, organizes splices, terminates, and analyzes communication cables, including both copper based communication, and fiber optical cables.Install, test, maintain and repair 120v, 240v, and 480v power circuits.
  • Installs, repairs, and replaces street light fixtures and lighting standards.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and
  • Completion of an accredited apprentice program and
  • IMSA level II certification is desired.


  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • General fundamentals of electrical theory
  • Ability to communicate with others, make sound decisions, and to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Understand electrical codes including NFPA 70E, OSHA Regulations and other codes as applicable.
  • Ability to use bench test equipment Megger, multi-meters and analyzers and other tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Safe work practices and procedures
  • Safety requirements and precautions necessary while working with low medium and high voltage systems.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Effectively organize information and data
  • Perform maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment commonly found in an electric utility.
  • Read, interpret, and update electrical drawings, plans, diagrams and specifications, sketch electrical drawings to reflect as built systems.
  • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze assigned systems; communicate accurately orally and written; possess the ability to read electrical and communication distribution maps.
  • Ability to keep accurate records of work using computer software when necessary.


  WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Travel from site to site; exposure to high voltage and heights; lifting, climbing and stooping.
  • Hazardous conditions are an extremely critical factor of this job, working in close proximity to energized lines and equipment up to 115,000 volts.
  • Work in small, confined areas.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body when lifting heavy electrical equipment during installation, or when climbing in and out of the truck cab or bucket.
  • Move electrical components or fixtures weighing up to 70 pounds short distances.
  • Communicate orally both face to face and using a telephone or radio when receiving or communicating status of work assignments.
  • Sit for extended periods of time with the ability to move about at will when working on ground level electrical facilities.
  • Ability to work under the conditions of a wastewater treatment plant environment and work safely around hazardous chemicals, confined spaces, electricity, gas and water


    Special Requirements
  • May be required to work on standby and/or pre-arranged or emergency situations.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License

 

Company Name:
City of Palo Alto
Approximate Salary:
38.61 - 47.00 Per Hour
Location:
Palo Alto, CALIFORNIA
Country:
United States
Industry:
Lineman/Lineworker - Journey Level
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level - Groundman
Education level:
High School or equivalent
Email:
christine.enderby@cityofpaloalto.org
ID
16308
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