About This Career Path
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.
Analyze data related to traffic flow, accident rates, or proposed development to determine the most efficient methods to expedite traffic flow.
Prepare work orders for repair, maintenance, or changes in traffic systems.
Plan, design, and improve components of traffic control systems to accommodate current or projected traffic and to increase usability and efficiency.
Compute time settings for traffic signals or speed restrictions, using standard formulas.
Prepare drawings of proposed signal installations or other control devices, using drafting instruments or computer-automated drafting equipment.
Study factors affecting traffic conditions, such as lighting or sign and marking visibility, to assess their effectiveness.
Gather and compile data from hand count sheets, machine count tapes, or radar speed checks and code data for computer input.
Measure and record the speed of vehicular traffic, using electrical timing devices or radar equipment.
Lay out pavement markings for striping crews.
Provide technical supervision regarding traffic control devices to other traffic technicians or laborers.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Public Safety and Security
Computers and Electronics
Engineering and Technology
Complex Problem Solving
Transportation, Logistics & Distribution