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Traffic Control Technician

Job Location: Chesapeake, VA

Job Summary:

The Traffic Control Technician will be responsible for placing, maintaining, and removing traffic control operations per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and/or according to local and state regulations.


Essential Duties:

  • Respond to Dispatch Center calls in a timely manner for availability – no later than 30 minutes if between the hours and 8am and 5pm and no later than the next day if after 5pm unless specifically assigned to On-Call list.

  • Maintain all equipment in a safe and working condition

  • Perform pre-job inspection and inventory utilizing the Vehicle and Equipment Checklist (VEC)

  • Check inventory and inspect equipment needed for job

  • Load all required equipment into vehicle

  • Navigate safely to and from office to jobsite utilizing all aspect of the Smith Driving System to ensure safety

  • Setting up devices: cones, signs, barricades, water-filled k-rail, etc. on job site per MUTCD guidelines

  • Flagging of traffic to ensure safe work zone for TMI customers, TMI employees, and the public

  • Coordinating with customer and/or TMI dispatcher ensuring a safe, efficient and problem-free service provided to TMI customers

  • Completing required paperwork, receipts, and time-sheets on or before mandatory deadlines

  • Report any and all unsafe conditions to supervisor as soon as possible

  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) information to customers, TMI employees and the public

  • Other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and write in English proficiently

  • MUTCD knowledge

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment

  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) information to customers, TMI employees and the public

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Requires travel outside of the branch location. Generally within county limits but may require occasional overnight travel in all areas of Virginia.

  • Requires standing for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to perform full deep squat

  • Full range of motion of arms and legs

  • Requires lifting and carrying of up to 50lb from floor to chest level carrying horizontally for 25ft

  • Requires lifting and carrying of up to 25lb from floor to shoulder level carrying horizontally for 25ft

  • Requires using hands to handle, control or lift objects with a strong grip

  • Requires the ability to raise the arms over the shoulders to lift and place objects of up to 50lbs carrying horizontally for 25ft

  • Requires stepping at least 33 inches onto tailgate of a truck

  • Requires being outside and exposed to environmental conditions

  • Requires being in construction environment and exposure to reasonable noise levels

  • Requires repetitive movement

  • Requires bending at the elbows, at the knees, at the hip and bending forward

  • Exposure to work near moving mechanical parts, heavy equipment and moving vehicular traffic

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)

  • Must have valid driver’s license with clean driving record (must be insurable through company insurance policy)


  • Medical Insurance (full coverage for employee & family), Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Employer Sponsored Life Insurance

Spivey Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or military status. 

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