The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an exciting opportunity for a Journey-level electrician who has the ambition and skills to support the vast electrical infrastructure of Washington State's Olympic Region. The Signal Shop in Tumwater is currently seeking to hire a Signal Technician to perform skilled journey-level electrical and electronic work operating, maintaining, repairing, and installing traffic signal systems, highway illumination systems, and highway electrical control systems. This position is critical in ensuring that our traffic signals and electrical equipment are operating at their best to keep our highways free of hazards and open to the traveling public year-round.
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- Work-Life Balance - We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this this excellent opportunity.
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Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the TST will:
- Perform preventive maintenance, installation, and repair on illumination systems, electrical services, traffic signals, ramp meters, flashing beacons, rest areas, and bridges.
- Troubleshoot, repair, and install electrical services and highway related electrical systems using power tools and various electrical test equipment standard to the electrical industry.
- Safely operate motor vehicles up to and including equipment that require a Class B CDL, this license can be obtained within 6 months of hire.
- Perform work zone traffic control.
- Work at heights up to 100 feet in a bucket truck, and/or other lift equipment and at various heights on a ladder.
- Read, interpret, and work with complex electrical drawings, plans, manuals and other technical documents within the electrical industry.
- Assist with inspection of contract work related to electrical services, traffic signals, flashing beacons, highway lighting systems, and other electrical systems to ensure contract compliance.
- Implement WSDOT safety methods and procedures, wear proper PPE and Arc Flash rated apparel in daily work.
- Maintain records of maintenance activities, equipment use, and inventory consumption.
- Traverse various ground surface conditions, including kneeling, bending, pulling, lifting, and reaching (i.e. slopes, ditches, gravel, guardrails etc.)
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This position may be filled at the Transportation System Technician B, C, or D level, depending on qualifications. Candidates are required to have at least one of the following:
- Four (4) years of electrical construction/field experience; or three (3) years as a TSTA Electrical.
- Five (5) years of electrical construction/field experience, which must also include two (2) years of experience within the traffic signal field; or two (2) years as a TST B (Electrical).
- Six (6) years of experience in the electrical/electronic construction field, or an equivalent Traffic Signal Technician classification in another state, county, or city government, this experience shall be within the traffic signals, and illumination fields; or two years as a TST C (Electrical).
In addition to one of the above, candidates are also required to have:
- High School Graduation or GED equivalency.
- A Class B CDL without air brake restriction or be capable of obtaining a Class B CDL within 6 months of hire. (In house training).
- Working knowledge of the Federal and Washington State codes (i.e. electrical, safety, traffic, etc.)
- The ability to move and transport up to 50 lbs.
- The ability to work at heights up to 600 feet over water while installing aviation, navigation, and channel marker lights on Olympic Region bridges.
- The ability and willingness to travel as needed, and be subject to a 24-hour stand-by shift on a rotational basis, emergency call out and shift changes as needed.
- The skills to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
- The ability to interpret, understand, and work with computer hardware and software for various applications and equipment.
- The ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions at all times of the day and night during the year.
- The ability to work as a team with other technicians.
Preferred qualifications include:
Possess any of the following licenses: EL01, EL02, EL07, ME01.
An offer of permanent employment will be contingent upon passing the appropriate TST Electrical exam as indicated below:
If you are an external candidate, you will be required to serve a non-permanent appointment until you pass the TST Signal electrical exam within the nonpermanent appointment period. This non-permanent period will not exceed 12 months to become a permanent TST employee.
If you are a current WSDOT TST employee and have not attained the TST D level or the TST B/C Signals Electrical discipline, you will be required take and pass the appropriate TST electrical exam for the Signals discipline.
(Transportation Systems Technician Electrical examination study materials are available at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Employment/SystemTechStudyGuide.htm).
Condition of Employment:
The Department of Transportation is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing. If you are selected for an interview, you may be required to provide your driving record from the Department of Licensing.
How to apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically.
To be considered for this position, please attach the following to your online application:
- Answer the supplemental questions completely.
- Attach a cover letter and resume.
- Attach a minimum of three (3) professional references.
For inquiries about this position, please contact Robyn Lovely at 360-357-2665 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-OR-30736.
Location: Tumwater, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $60,924 - $81,936 YR