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Toll Equipment Technician, (B214010-2), R36, Bridge System

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Please note that due to the recentCOVID-19impact, there may be delays in the selection process.

Plans, coordinates and monitors the day-to-day activities of the installations, operations, preventive maintenance, repairs, and testing of the bridge toll system, security surveillance system, and test equipment; ensures training and quality inspections. Job Description


  • Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of computer/electronics technology.
  • Knowledge of principles of electrical circuitry.
  • Knowledge of testing equipment and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Knowledge of personal computer hardware, networks, peripherals, Microsoft Windows operating systems and Microsoft Applications (Windows 7, 10 Server 2012, 2016, 2019 and Microsoft Office suites).
  • Ability to organize, install, and support the Bridge Department computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets and other data communication systems.
  • Ability to use power tools and perform strenuous work.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
  • Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.


Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, computer room, or stockroom. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive heat, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, dust, constant noise, fumes, smoke, gases, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, and traveling by car or van 10% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to moderate carrying and occasional lifting (under 15 pounds up to 50 pounds), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all toll collection equipment, automatic barrier gates, loop detectors, printers, video enforcement equipment, and computer equipment at the bridges.
  • Responsible for the repair of circuit boards to component level.
  • Responsible for the shipping, receiving, and inventory control of spare parts.
  • Responsible for the repair and maintenance of electrical, electromechanical, and electronic toll collection equipment.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting all overhead or underground cables for electrical problems; should be knowledgeable in electrical and electronic schematics.
  • Monitors and maintains security video equipment on both the toll system and the security systems; also adjusts the time in the video system to be synchronize with the toll system.
  • Monitors and maintains security operations that include the program of access cards, query card holders, edit readers, define time codes, reader groups, monitor points, control prints, personnel readers, through addition, activation, modification, and deletion.
  • Contacts vendors that install communication, electronics, electrical, and related equipment.
  • Conducts user training classes for new employees.
  • Inspects all toll collection equipment devices, cleans, adjusts, rewires, solders, tightens screws, bolts, clamps, etc.
  • Tests and checks master control boards and controllers; repairs and replaces switches, fuses, electronic form boards or keyboards.
  • Checks and replaces treadles as needed.
  • Assists in the formulation of the budget in the area of all bridge toll equipment, repairs, installation, etc.
  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree or technical school degree from an accredited college or university with a major in computers/electronics technology, electronics, mechanical engineering, or a related field.

  • AND-

At least four (4) years of experience maintaining, repairing, or replacing toll equipment, computers, electronics, video, or mechanical equipment.

Valid Licenses and Certifications

Valid Texas Driver License*

  • If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable


Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Toll Equipment Technician, (B214010-2), R36, Bridge System, Other , Laredo, Texas

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