Area Wide Protective Traffic Control Specialist - Hampton Roads in Hampton, Virginia

Overview

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE AWP TEAM?

  • Enhanced SAFETY bonus program.

  • No experience necessary. We will train you!

  • Training is offered to all employees to maintain our high safety standards and provide advancement opportunities.

  • Job stability! We are America’s traffic control leader.

  • Professional development and promotions with increased pay.

  • Ability to transfer to another facility. We are located in 18 states and are still growing!

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

Job Locations US-VA-Hampton

Posted Date 7/15/2017

Category *Flagging

Pay Rate USD $10.50/Hr.