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Electrician - Traffic EngineeringCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #11-02 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Electrician – Traffic Engineering Department: Public Works Division: Streets & Traffic Engineering Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent of Streets & Traffic Engineering Job Summary Under general direction, installs, repairs and maintains City traffic signal and street light equipment. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Inspects and performs preventive maintenance; maintains and repairs traffic control hardware, devices and wiring. Performs operational checks on traffic control and street lighting systems; uses technical equipment applications and software applications specific to equipment. Observes functions of installed equipment or systems to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement. Maintains and repairs street lighting hardware and wiring. Installs new traffic and pedestrian signal heads and modules, poles, conduit, wiring and traffic signal controllers. Maintains accurate records of work performed including maintenance, charge-backs, accidents and purchases. Operates computer to perform various tasks including traffic control, recordkeeping and email. Assists with other divisional electrical needs. Performs emergency sign repair. Performs general housekeeping, shop and vehicle maintenance. Performs utility locations for Traffic Engineering infrastructure. Ensures that electrical work on behalf of the City is done in compliance with local, state and national codes. Answers public questions. Orders supplies and stocks items to maintain inventory, orders replacement items. Job Class #11-02 Streets &Traffic Engineering Page 2 Updated 06/13/2022 Reviews proposed plans for traffic and street lighting. Performs on-call duties, as assigned; responds to emergency calls for repairs of traffic signals and streetlights. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, fine finger and motor manipulate, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, darkness or poor lighting and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school degree or equivalent required. Three years of electrical experience or experience in a related field required. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa commercial driver’s license instruction permit required within 60 days of hire. Valid Iowa Class A commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsements required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug test is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification State of Iowa Certified Journeyman Electrician License preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of the theory, practice and equipment used in electrical trade. Knowledge of City codes and the rules and standards pertaining to the electrical construction and the maintenance of electrical equipment. Skills in the use of a platform lift truck, a utility truck and various hand and power tools. Job Class #11-02 Streets &Traffic Engineering Page 3 Updated 06/13/2022 Ability to read electrical schematics, technical manuals and training materials. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, measure and calculate electrical formulas. Ability to prepare written records and time sheets. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.