Job Posting #22004

Certified Signals Electrician

Closing Date:Tue., Mar. 26, 2019
Department:Public Works
Location:Service Centre - Traffic
Type:Temporary Full-Time
Duration:3-12 months
Union:CUPE 1287
Salary:$31.11 - $33.22 per hour
Work Hours:40 hrs / week

Temporary Duration

Approximate Duration: 3-12 months


Perform the installation, maintenance, and repair of pedestrian and vehicular traffic signal equipment. 

Perform the installation, maintenance, and repair of roadway lighting equipment. 

Perform continuous preventative maintenance programs. 

Maintain applicable records and prepare reports. 

Provide functional guidance to other signal staff regarding the Electrical Safety Code.

Utilize trade certificate during connection of electrical devices. 

Operate truck over 11,000 kg.

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) with special attachments such as aerial devices, according to the Highway Traffic Act, Public Commercial Vehicle Act (PCVA) and Regional guidelines.


  • Completion of Grade 12 plus trade schooling as required for the completion of a Certificate of Qualification as Construction and Maintenance Electrician (309A).
  • Additional education in electrical/electronic technologies an asset.
  • Additional education and training in the operation, installation and maintenance of the Traffic Signal control devices.
  • Additional education or training with computer applications relevant to this position. i.e.  PLC training    


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience or five 1800-hour terms as specified under the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act, plus
  • International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certification in Traffic Signals requires 1 year experience in the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices environment.


1. Operate truck over 11,000 kg. Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) with special attachments such as aerial devices in the vicinity of over head and underground cables, gas lines, and other utilities.
2. Perform pre-trip inspection (circle check) on vehicle and aerial devices to ensure compliance with legislation.
3. Keep a daily diary of work activities.
4. Prepare a daily activity report including equipment used, materials list, and billing account.
5. Prepare Traffic Control Plan to ensure work area protection in compliance with MOL regulations.
6. Place temporary traffic control devices at work site to protect workers and public.
7. Create and apply proper W.H.M.I.S. labels for materials used in the traffic signal operation, as needed.
8. Identify and obtain materials required to perform the installation and maintenance of traffic signals and roadway lighting.
9. Perform installation and maintenance of pedestrian and vehicular traffic signals equipment.
10. Perform the installation and maintenance of roadway lighting equipment.
11. Perform visual inspection of signal and lighting hardware, and maintain associated records.
12. Conduct continuous preventive maintenance programs and maintain associated records.
13. Clean and disinfect vermin debris from electrical installations.
14. Maintain accurate maintenance management records, used to write reports regarding liability claims.
15. Operate and/or assist other workers in an aerial device in the vicinity of overhead electrical cables.
16. Assist in traffic control (flagging) when required.
17. Direct the flow of traffic and assist operator of Regional vehicles to maneuver around work site.
18. Fabricate and assemble traffic signal control equipment and/or devices.
19. Perform in-shop tasks such as clean-up and repairing, refurbishing, cleaning and overhauling Signals related equipment.
20. Carry out assigned work and other related duties.
21.  Perform emergency maintenance on a callout or scheduled stand-by basis as required.
22. Work with the Signal Technician in resolving or performing repair tasks of unusual difficulty.
23. Plan and review work to ensure availability of materials and safety equipment for each job at the particular work site.
24. Update Supervisor and/or Lead Hand daily regarding progress and needs related to the installation and maintenance of traffic signal control and roadway lighting operations.
25. Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair problems with electrical and electronic devices to ensure the safe operation of traffic signals and roadway lighting.
26. Interpret blueprints, drawings, and operational manuals.
27. Maintain current technical knowledge of traffic engineering principles and related practices, accepted standards and guidelines.
28. Keep track of corporate credit card purchases of parts and materials up to $50,000 monthly.
29. On an emergency basis, erect and/or install regulatory traffic control signing and temporary traffic control devices (i.e. stop signs, keep right, hazard markers) related to a signalized intersection.
30. Furnish locates on Regionally maintained traffic signal controls for utility, construction companies, and agencies, completing request sheets for future reference and application.
31. Provide functional guidance and advice to other traffic signal staff and contractor staff in areas such as equipment operation, electrical code requirements etc.
32. Inspect traffic control device wiring prior to energizing to ensure current electrical code is met or exceeded.


  • Must possess and maintain a Certificate of Qualification under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act as Construction and Maintenance Electrician (309A).
  • Must possess and maintain a Level II, International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Signals certificate.
  • Must possess and maintain Level I, International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Roadway Lighting certificate.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) certificate for Electrical Utility Safety Rules, Electrical Safety - High Voltage, Hydraulic Aerial Equipment, and Rescue Techniques.
  • Must posses and maintain a valid certificate for WHIMIS, First Aid, and C.P.R., Materials Handling and Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
  • Must be competent in operating tools and equipment related to traffic signal maintenance.
  • Must be able to interpret blueprints, drawings, and operational manuals.
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights in various weather conditions.
  • Must be familiar with the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM).
  • Must possess advanced knowledge of electronics, and hydraulics.
  • Must successfully complete aerial bucket evacuation training.
  • Must be capable of working without direct supervision
  • Must possess advanced PLC and computer skills.

Special Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted specified “DZ” license for the class of the vehicle operated
  • Must be willing and able to perform emergency maintenance on a callout or scheduled stand-by basis.
  • Must be willing able to take additional training as required.
  • Travel is required to perform maintenance.

Shift Information

This position is subject to overtime and standby, including weekends.

Closing Statement

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Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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