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Traffic Control Specialist - Panama City

Responsibilities:

WHAT DOES A TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST/FLAGGER DO?

  • Safely control the movement of vehicular traffic through work zones using a Stop/Slow paddle.
  • Protect the lives of motorists, pedestrians, customers, co-workers and themselves in work zones.
  • Maintain a consistent and unrelenting focus on safety throughout all job functions.
  • Warn workers when approaching vehicle fails to heed signals to prevent accident and injury to workers.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip vehicle/equipment inspections.
  • Position temporary work zones using advance warning signs, traffic cones, barrels and other equipment.
  • Load and unload AWP company truck with equipment.
  • Drive the AWP company truck to and from the work sites.
  • Keep equipment and AWP company trucks well organized and in working order.
  • Be professional and courteous treating customers, including agitated drivers, as if each is a member of our family.
  • Provide on-time arrival and a safe work zone.
  • Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with difficult people under high stress situations.
  • Maintain constant communication with work crew and co-workers using 2 way radios or other means of communication.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including hard hat, eye protection, reflective vest, gloves and steel-toed boots.
  • High level of stamina to drive constant physical effort, including standing on cement and various surfaces for extended periods of time, possibly as much as 8-12 hours per day.
  • Sitting is NOT permitted in active work zones.
  • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions and environments with exposure to dust, dirt, and loud noises.

Qualifications

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME A TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST/FLAGGER?

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Provide and maintain valid Driver s License with acceptable driving history
  • Negative drug test as well as acceptable criminal background check
  • Willingness to complete and successfully pass 1 week of classroom training to include, but not limited to, ATSSA Certification, CPR/First Aid Certification, Drug-Free Workplace, defensive driving
  • Positive, safety-conscious attitude
  • Ability to recognize what a driver is going to do, how he/she will react to being stopped or slowed down, whether or not he/she intends to speed up in defiance of the flagger
  • Ability to calm rather than pour gasoline on frustrated drivers hot tempers
  • Flexible availability
  • Team player


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