Will “Traffic Control Technician” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
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“Traffic Control Technician” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #537 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 53-6041.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 48,650.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 23.00
- Currently, there are 6,410 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Traffic Technicians”.
Also Known As…
- Traffic Technicians
- Transportation Technician
- Transportation Planning Technician
- Traffic Technician
- Traffic Survey Technician
- Traffic Signal Technician (TST)
- Traffic Investigator
- Traffic Analyst
- Field Traffic Investigator
- Engineering Technician
- Traffic Monitor Specialist
- Traffic Engineering Technician
- Traffic Control Technician
- Survey Field Technician
- Permit Technician
- Highway Traffic Control Technician
- Collection Technician
Tasks for “Traffic Control Technician”
- Provide technical supervision regarding traffic control devices to other traffic technicians or laborers.
- Review traffic control or barricade plans to issue permits for parades or other special events or for construction work that affects rights of way, providing assistance with plan preparation or revision, as necessary.
- Prepare graphs, charts, diagrams, or other aids to illustrate observations or conclusions.
- Visit development or work sites to determine projects' effect on traffic and the adequacy of traffic control and safety plans or to suggest traffic control measures.
- Study traffic delays by noting times of delays, the numbers of vehicles affected, and vehicle speed through the delay area.
- Analyze data related to traffic flow, accident rates, or proposed development to determine the most efficient methods to expedite traffic flow.
- Compute time settings for traffic signals or speed restrictions, using standard formulas.
- Prepare work orders for repair, maintenance, or changes in traffic systems.
- Study factors affecting traffic conditions, such as lighting or sign and marking visibility, to assess their effectiveness.
- Establish procedures for street closures or for repair or construction projects.
- Maintain or make minor adjustments or field repairs to equipment used in surveys, including the replacement of parts on traffic data gathering devices.
- Develop plans or long-range strategies for providing adequate parking space.
- Place and secure automatic counters, using power tools, and retrieve counters after counting periods end.
- Lay out pavement markings for striping crews.
- Prepare drawings of proposed signal installations or other control devices, using drafting instruments or computer-automated drafting equipment.
- Gather and compile data from hand count sheets, machine count tapes, or radar speed checks and code data for computer input.
- Monitor street or utility projects for compliance to traffic control permit conditions.
- Plan, design, and improve components of traffic control systems to accommodate current or projected traffic and to increase usability and efficiency.
- Operate counters and record data to assess the volume, type, and movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic at specified times.
- Time stoplights or other delays, using stopwatches.
- Interact with the public to answer traffic-related questions, respond to complaints or requests, or discuss traffic control ordinances, plans, policies, or procedures.
- Measure and record the speed of vehicular traffic, using electrical timing devices or radar equipment.
- Provide traffic information, such as road conditions, to the public.
- Interview motorists about specific intersections or highways to gather road-condition information for use in planning.
Related Technology & Tools
- Pavement cutting saws
- Traffic counters
- Total stations
- Data collectors
- Digital plotters
- Desktop computers
- Digital cameras
- Portable two way radios
- 35 millimeter cameras
- Notebook computers
- Electric timing devices
- Ramp meters
- Radar guns
- Drafting instruments
- Portable weight scales
- Pneumatic traffic counters
- Dynamic message signs
- Personal computers
- Computer aided design and drafting software CADD
- ESRI ArcView
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- JAMAR Technologies PETRAPro
- Microsoft Excel
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Pd' Programming Intersection Magic
- Microsoft Access
- Dowling Associates TRAFFIX
- Microsoft Word
- Traffic signal software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Trafficware SimTraffic
- Microsoft Office
- Traffic control software