ABOUT There’s a lot more to this job than just flipping a sign from Slow to Stop. Your job is to keep workers safe.
You need to be aware of everything going on, while you keep traffic and construction moving.
GUARDRAIL INSTALLER In this job, you’ve got a lot of responsibility riding on your shoulders. Not to mention the shoulders along
winding roads, cliff edges and bridges. You’ll install the guardrails on either side of the highway at these
critical points to protect motorists. You will need a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in order to
drive an equipment truck and trailer to transport equipment and material to and from job sites. Training
is mostly on the job.
FENCE INSTALLER In highway construction, safety is first, second and third. So you may be surprised by how much fencing
is required. Which means you’ll stay busy installing wire fencing on overpasses; plastic mesh during construction
and along medians; metal mesh along rocky cliffs; sound barriers – as well as any other fencing
required to protect the free flow of traffic.
SIGN ERECTOR Roads have to communicate with drivers – to let them know where they are, where they’re going, not to
mention how fast they can go to get there. In this job, you’ll erect all the signage along and over roads and
highways. You’re responsible for deciding where best to place each type of sign, from mile markers to the
large structures that stretch across all lanes, then making sure each is securely installed.
STRIPING INSTALLER Put your sharp eyes and steady hands to valuable use. You’ll operate the equipment that places marking
material on pavement. You’ll also transport materials and equipment to the job site, so a Class A Commercial
Driver’s License (CDL) is required. Plus, you’ll load and unload pavement-marking supplies and signs;
prepare the work area; grind off old lines and pavement markings, if necessary; set up and remove construction
signs and traffic control items at the job site; clean, maintain and repair all equipment; plus perform
other work-related duties as assigned. Training is mostly on the job.
ATTENUATOR INSTALLER Accidents can happen. Your job as an attenuator installer is to make sure that if they do, they aren’t bad
ones, in order to protect the other workers. You’ll install attenuators that deflect or absorb the energy
of any errant vehicle that crashes into them. You must be trained in the proper methods of installation,
transporting, setup, operations and preventative maintenance of all types of attenuators. Training is on
TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN Keeping traffic moving is priority number one for a traffic signal technician. No one likes to wait for a red light to turn green when there is no one else at an intersection. Many times, situations like this are caused by a malfunctioning traffic signal controller that allocates the time for signals at an intersection. As a traffic signal technician, you are responsible for the repair, maintenance and installation of traffic signals as well as highway lighting systems. On-the-job training is provided.