Learn More About the ALBAT Traffic Signal Apprenticeship Program
Throughout their apprenticeship, Apprentices in the American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) program are able to earn while they learn, meaning that they get paid while having on-the-job experience in their field of study.
While working toward completing their ALBAT apprenticeship, students are required to attend mandatory related training classes, complete course material and attend several certification and qualification training courses. The training they receive enhance their opportunity for success in the outside electrical construction industry.
Traffic Signal Technicians perform technical tasks to install, maintain and repair traffic signal network and street lighting systems.
Traffic Signal Technician Apprentice will develop skills through employment in the following areas:
Set up traffic control using cones, barricades, flashers, signs and related safety devices to control and maintain traffic flow in compliance with applicable roadway safety regulations
Equipment and Tools
Proper use and care of tools and equipment including: trenchers, diggers, backhoes, air compressors and related tools, trucks, loaders, and also hand tools, power tools, meters and test equipment
Foundations and Conduit
Installing foundations and cases for cabinets and poles (metal or other); pedestals, concrete work – loop sawing. All trenching, boring, utility locations and conduit installations (includes pull boxes)
Installation and alignment of poles, mast arms, signal heads, highway lighting equipment, signs, switches, programming controllers
Wire and cable pulling for electrical and communication applications, splicing coding and grounding conductors, wiring signal heads, luminaries, cabinets, installation of wire, down guys, etc.
Plan and layout work from prints, diagrams or staking sheets
Troubleshooting and upgrade of systems including general maintenance and repair of existing systems, repair and installation of temporary systems and components