Traffic Technicians


Conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.
Also called: Engineering Technician, Traffic Signal Technician (TST), Traffic Technician, Transportation Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Python

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    some college
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