City of Boston

Traffic Signal Repair Person

Req ID
Traffic Division
Regular Full-Time
Btd Oper Support
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Salary Max
Posting End Date
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This is a Labor Service position.


In addition to applying via the City of Boston Career Center, individuals wishing to be considered for this position must also complete the civil service labor service registration process for the position at  


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Under general supervision, performs maintenance, installation, repair and inspection work on traffic signals and signal posts; repairs damaged equipment in the shop, including replacing of parts and repairing of relays;


  • Assists in the installation and replacement of Traffic Signal Mast Arms when necessary;
  • Operates various motor vehicles necessary for the installation and repair of all traffic signal equipment;
  • Loads and unloads necessary tools and equipment on trucks;
  • Operates hydraulic platforms and buckets Operates hydraulic crane with wire rope on truck.
  • Works in stock room.
  • Assists in the receipt of goods and equipment.
  • Assists in maintaining a neat and orderly work and grounds area.
  • May be required to work any five consecutive days including evening or weekend shifts.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Required to work any emergency as directed by the Commissioner. 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Applicants must have two (2) years of experience in the trade requiring electrical skills.

Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.


Certificate Requirement:

  • Must have and maintain a current and valid Massachusetts driver's license.
  • A current driving record from the RMV must be submitted with application.
  • Preferred: Current and valid Massachusetts Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B with air brake endorsement. MA Dept. of Public Safety hoisting engineers license Class 1B.


Civil Service Applicants Preferred

Boston Residency Required



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: AFSCME/RA1-13

Hours per week: 40


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