Traffic Signal Specialist

Hamilton, ON

If you’re an experienced, certified Construction and Maintenance Electrician with strong troubleshooting skills, here’s your opportunity with the City of Hamilton’s Roads and Traffic Division to play a key role in supporting road safety through effective maintenance of traffic signal systems and equipment.

Reporting to the Traffic Signal Supervisor, you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of various electronic traffic control devices and equipment. Your primary duties as a Traffic Signal Specialist will include, but are not limited to, installing, maintaining and repairing overhead and underground wiring, signal heads, poles, vehicle detection, cabinets, and controllers.

This position will involve operating an aerial bucket truck, and responding to trouble calls during normal business hours and while on stand-by.

Your qualifications as a Traffic Signal Specialist must include:

  • Possession of a valid Certificate of Qualification as a Construction and Maintenance Electrician under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 309A and/or 442.
  • Possession of a Class “G” driver’s licence and a point-free driving record and/or a record found to be satisfactory to the City of Hamilton. Applicants with a "DZ" driver's licence will be preferred. All applicants must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a “DZ” licence in order to continue employment in this position. Said licence must be obtained within 90 calendar days of hire.
  • Ability to work in all outdoor environments and seasons.
  • Ability to climb into, and out of, aerial buckets with a maximum lifting capacity of 300 lbs and operate from an aerial device at heights ranging from 3 to 10 metres.
  • Experience installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing analog and digital equipment as well as installing and maintaining 120 VAC field wiring and connections.
  • Previous experience with the installation and maintenance of electronic traffic control equipment as well as Certification with IMSA considered assets.

This CUPE Local 5167 Inside permanent, full-time position offers a wage range of $33.415 to $37.972 per hour (based on a 38.75-hour work week schedule).

Hamilton. A city of progress.

At the City of Hamilton, our vision is “to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully.” With our rich history, culturally strong and diverse communities, blend of urban and rural attractions, and ideal location in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton is a vibrant community of neighbours. We are also a leading employer, with many opportunities to grow and excel. We invite you to share in our vision as part of the Roads and Traffic Division in the Public Works Department.

For full details and to apply

If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit for details on this Traffic Signal Specialist position, Job ID #14846, and to apply online, by Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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