Interested in Traffic Controller Jobs?
The sort of person we look for;
- Has a stable work history
- Can pass a high level medical assessment
- Can pass a Drug and Alcohol Screen
- Can satisfactorily complete English literacy & numeracy tests
- Can demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills
- Can demonstrate conflict resolution skills
- Can demonstrate an ability to problem solve and show initiative
- Can demonstrate an ability to follow both written and verbal instructions
- Is well groomed and presented
As a Traffic Control Officer (TCO) you will be responsible for setting up, managing and removing temporary traffic control schemes. The job requires regular physical manual effort. You will be required to stand for 8 to 10 hours per day handling a Stop-Slow bat, or managing other similar traffic control signs and devices, regardless of weather conditions. You must be able to operate in a team environment and assist all team members in the performance of their duties. As a TCO you will work closely with a co-worker to ensure the safe management of work zones or events for all WARP customers. The hours you will work may vary from day to day, and season to season. Work is done to suit WARP customer schedules or needs and may occur on any day or at any time of the day or night and may also require emergency response calls. WARP requires all staff to present for duty in a fit and proper state a minimum of ten (10) minutes prior to the start of each shift.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a valid drivers licence
- Must have a clean criminal record and be able to pass background checks
- Must be able to read, follow and comprehend road traffic diagrams, regulations and instructions in English
- Must demonstrate an ability to clearly communicate, by radio, in English
- Must be able to repeatedly lift 10kg
- Perform all tasks associated with Traffic Management for works or events
- Must hold a Basic Worksite Traffic Management and Traffic Control accreditation
Must perform duties in accordance with:
- MRWA Traffic Controllers’ Handbook
- MRWA Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice
- Participate in professional development, including knowledge of Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Standards
Daily Tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Completing vehicle pre-start checks
- Loading and unloading WARP vehicles with Signage and associated devices
- Obey instructions from crew leaders, foremen, managers, or MWRA inspectors, auditors or officials
- Driving and towing, an arrow board or VMB (Visual Message Board)
- Care and maintenance of WARP signage and Traffic Management devices
- Filling and loading of sandbags
- Cleaning WARP vehicles and signage at the end of shift
- Perform all other duties to control traffic, pedestrians and cyclists to protect maintenance workers, work crews and members of the public
Conditions of work
- Work is generally alongside active Roads, Highways and Freeways
- Work can also be on bridges, and overpasses
- The majority of work is outdoors in all weather conditions
- Work is also performed under conditions that may expose staff to dust, smoke, electricity, railroad traffic, loud noise and uneven footing and other associated worksite conditions
- During the course of you duties you may be subject to verbal abuse of threats of violence from motorists. WARP staff are expected to act in a professional manner and not permit themselves to be provoked
- You may at times be required to wear additional PPE such as a Hard Hat on specific worksites, of safety glasses
WARP takes a serious attitude to the safety of their staff. All staff are responsible for the safe working conditions of themselves and crew members and are required to report any unsafe conditions to their supervisor.
- WARP staff are required to wear PPE including a Hi-vis shirt or vest, and steel capped boots long sleeved shirt and long trousers
- WARP staff are required to use hand protection (Gloves) when handling signs and other Traffic Management devices
TCO’s should ensure that they arrive for duty in clean and presentable clothing, clean boots and properly maintained PPE. Turn out and bearing should not only reflect pride in ones’ self but reflect favourably on WARP as a company. Your turn out and bearing also have a direct impact on your effectiveness as a TCO. The more effective you are, the safer your work site is.
QUALIFICATION: 3+ YEARS EXPERIENCE, GRADUATION
WARP Employment Standards
Criminal offences that would generally make an applicant unsuitable for accreditation as a traffic controller includes:
- Offences of a violence nature (such as serious assault, rape, attempted homicide), manslaughter, burglary, and major drug offences
- where convictions were recorded in a Magistrate’s Court in the past 5 years, or
- where convictions were recorded in a District Court or higher court in the past 10 years
- Offences such as fraud, assault, drug possession, theft, break and enter
- where convictions were recorded in a Magistrate’s Court or higher court within the past three years
Any offences that can be considered by WARP in making a decision about the person’s suitability.
WARP will also consider any similar offences (to the above) committed outside Western Australia.
A traffic controller applicant must have held a provisional or open driver license (Australian or Foreign) for at least one year within the past 5 years.
An adverse traffic history can indicate that the person is not road safety conscious or has a disregard for the road rules. Accordingly, their suitability to control traffic around road works sites in potentially dangerous situations would be questioned.
Therefore, applicants may be rejected for accreditation on the basis of an adverse traffic history.
Persons with the following history would be considered unsuitable for accreditation:
- an established pattern of serious offences such as unlicensed driving, dangerous driving, or driving under the influence
- multiple license suspensions over the past few years on account of points accumulation
In conducting an assessment of a person’s offence history record, the following factors are considered:
- The nature of offences committed, the relationship between these offences and the requirements of the accredited role
- When the offence occurred (more recent offences are generally more relevant than earlier offences)
- The type and severity of the penalty imposed (such as: prison term, community order, fine)
- If the penalty was imposed by a Magistrate’s Court, or a higher court such as a District Court or the Supreme Court
- Any pattern of re-offending / frequency of offences