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Become A Traffic Control Technician

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Working As A Traffic Control Technician

  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • $34,480

    Average Salary

What Does A Traffic Control Technician Do At Wright Traffic Control

* Setup, maintain and remove work zones including warning signs, traffic cones and rumble strips according to ATSSA and DOT regulations.
* Load and unload work zone equipment to and from the company vehicle.
* Drive the company vehicle to and from job sites in a safe manner.
* Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner.
* Keep company vehicle clean and orderly, informing management of any safety concerns or vehicle problems.
* Wright is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is continually and rapidly growing.
* This allows for the opportunity of advancement and promotion.
* At Wright, we respect our employees' hard work and dedication to safety.
* In return, we offer competitive wages, paid vacation, paid classroom training and on the job training.
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What Does A Traffic Control Technician Do At Altus Traffic Management LLC

* Maintain a consistent and unrelenting focus on SAFETY throughout all job functions.
* Manage day to day work zone set up, maintenance and tear down.
* Lift, carry, place and assemble traffic control signs, barrels, barricades and cones in the proper order to manage work zone traffic.
* Lifting may be up to 80 lbs.
* Follow Company and state guidelines for effective, safe well managed work zones.
* Must have dependable transportation.
* Drive Company vehicles as needed.
* Develop advanced knowledge of Work Zone design/setup and professional flagging responsibilities.
* Obtain ATTSA Flagging Certification

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How To Become A Traffic Control Technician

State laws require pest control workers to be licensed. Most workers need a high school diploma and receive on-the-job training, usually lasting less than 3 months.

Many pest control companies require that employees have good driving records.


A high school diploma or equivalent is typically the minimum qualification for most pest control jobs.


Most pest control workers begin as technicians, receiving both formal technical instruction and moderate-term on-the-job training from employers. They often study specialties such as rodent control, termite control, and fumigation. Technicians also must complete general training in pesticide use and safety. Pest control training can usually be completed in less than 3 months.

After completing the required training, workers are qualified to provide pest control services. Because pest control methods change, workers often attend continuing education classes.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Pest control workers must be licensed. Licensure requirements vary by state, but workers usually must complete training and pass an exam. Some states have additional requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent, completing an apprenticeship, and passing a background check. States may have additional requirements for applicators.


Pest control workers typically advance as they gain experience. Applicators with several years of experience often become supervisors. Some experienced workers start their own pest management company.

Important Qualities

Bookkeeping skills. Pest control workers must keep accurate records of the hours they work, chemicals they use, and payments they collect. Self-employed workers, in particular, need these skills in order to run their business.

Customer-service skills. Pest control workers should be friendly and polite when they interact with customers at their homes or businesses. 

Detail oriented. Because pest control workers apply pesticides, they need to be able to follow instructions carefully in order to prevent harm to residents, pets, the environment, and themselves.

Physical stamina. Pest control workers may spend hours on their feet, often crouching, kneeling, and crawling. They also must be able to withstand uncomfortable conditions, such as heat when they climb into attics in the summertime and cold when they enter crawl spaces during winter.

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Traffic Control Technician Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


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Top Skills for A Traffic Control Technician


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Top Traffic Control Technician Skills

  1. Traffic Control Devices
  2. Safety Regulations
  3. Heavy Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided technical supervision regarding traffic control devices to other traffic technicians and laborers.
  • Maintained constant communication with heavy equipment to ensure the safest time for traffic to pass through road construction.
  • Placed temporary construction signs, arrow boards, traffic cones, and other safety devices prior to and inside work area.
  • Drive the company vehicle to and from job sites in a safe manner.
  • Monitored traffic flow of construction sites.Ensured safety and flow of commuters.Security Officer

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