JOB TITLE:          Traffic Signal Technician

LOCATION:          Milwaukee, WI with some travel to Madison, WI


FLSA STATUS:    Exempt


SUMMARY:         The Traffic Signal Technician will be a direct report to the Onsite Project Manager from TranSmart. Their daily report will be to the Engineering Specialist from the client Traffic Systems Supervisor. Job flexibility is negotiable – from retired and wanting to work 20 hours per week, to full-time (40 hours per week).



  • This position maintains business hours (Monday – Friday).

  • Travel within region of responsibility.

  • Troubleshoot traffic signal cabinets and components.

  • Test traffic signal equipment prior to implementing in the field.

  • Coordinate with client staff to ensure proper programs and firmware are provided and used.

  • Test firmware/software as it becomes available from authorized vendors.

  • Coordinate effectively with agency staff, contractors, and other consultants.

  • Adhere to signal timing plan protocols, protocols in task execution, and established timelines.

  • Other ad-hoc initiatives as assigned by the client management team.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Signal systems technician or signal electrician experience or related engineering or technology industry experience.

  • State of Wisconsin driver’s license in good standing.

  • Geographic familiarity with regional freeway system and arterial roads.

  • Radio and telecommunications experience.

  • Implementation and maintenance of traffic signals and timings.



  • Customer service – the individual is responsive to employee and customer requests and is proactive in preventing potential schedule issues.

  • Attention to detail – this individual achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved.

  • Problem solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.

  • Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.

  • Planning/organizing – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality control – the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality.

  • Dependability – the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Ability to interact with employees and customers in a professional manner and with strong communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Detail oriented, professional attitude and reliable.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Self-motivated team player with a customer service orientation.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Safety related activities are performed primarily in the field. For design and engineering phases of safety work, a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions is to be expected.



  • Work is performed in a standard workshop and/or office environment.

  • May occasionally crawl, reach above shoulder level, and carry equipment; frequently balance, bend/stoop, kneel, crouch, squat, sit, stand, finger/enter data/keystroke, feel, smell, and perform repetitive motions; and continuously climb steps, walk, push/pull, lift, carry, talk, hear, and drive.

  • Use right hand and left hand for simple handling or grasping, firm handling or grasping, and fine handling or manipulation.

  • Use right foot and left foot for repetitive motions.

  • The employee is expected to lift up to 80 pounds occasionally and up to 20 pounds frequently.

  • Vision – See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

  • Hearing – Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties. This job description may be revised from time to time and does not constitute a contract for employment.


TranSmart is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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