On the Job
Traffic Technicians work under the direction of traffic engineers. They conduct field studies to monitor the factors that affect traffic conditions. They study things like traffic volume, speed, lighting, or other conditions.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
- Record operational details of travel.
- Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
- Time vehicle speed or traffic-control equipment operation.
- Analyze traffic data.
- Plan work operations.
- Provide information to the general public.
- Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
- Arrange maintenance activities.
- Develop program goals or plans.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
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