Toll Equipment Technician


Department: Information Technology

Location: Topeka

Salary Range: $19.000 - $26.300/ hour

Posted: Dec 5, 2019

Definition and Examples of Work

  • Installs, removes, diagnoses common problems, repairs and adjusts electronic devices and equipment including toll equipment, lane controllers, treadles, loop detectors and associated equipment, digital microcomputers, test equipment, batteries and associated circuits, weather monitoring equipment, bill note dispensers and acceptors, dynamic message boards, building access and alarm equipment, cameras and network hardware, and other electronic equipment and devices.
  • Monitors the performance and conformance of toll terminals to specifications of equipment used for toll audit purposes
  • Operates test and measuring equipment to evaluate performance and locate malfunctions
  • Diagnoses common problems, repairs, replaces, adjust to specifications, cleans and lubricates electronically controlled mechanical devices.
  • Maintains necessary records of work performed and records of parts requirements
  • Uses technical manuals and complex test equipment under established guidelines
  • Additional duties may be assigned as business needs require.

Latitude and Impact of Position

This position works independently on a regular basis with the employee arranging his/her work tasks for completion of assigned work. Problem solving requires technical knowledge and is done independently or within a team, which may require researching information or working with others to obtain information. The position provides information and formal coaching and training to others. Decision making is done independently or in conjunction with the supervisor. Purchases may be made up to $100, and all other purchase requests require supervisory approval. Makes recommendation regarding write-off, waiver of charges, or contractual commitments. Negotiation, persuasion and diplomacy are used regularly with customers and vendors. Successful completion of job tasks impacts internal systems, operating costs, company liability, customer satisfaction, and external relationships.

Work Environment

The work environment described here is representative of the general work environment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Primarily works in warehouse or outdoor settings or driving to and from work sites to complete work tasks, with exposure to all weather elements that may include heat, cold, humidity, and dust (frequently).
  • May be exposed to moderate to loud noise, fumes or airborne particles and chemicals due to traffic proximity (frequently) and personal protective equipment may be required.
  • Occasionally accesses enclosed, confined spaced, underground spaces, and high places, including working from lifts and bucket trucks.
  • Occasionally works in a general office setting using computers, electronic devices, phones, and related office equipment.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of electronics and electronic equipment including digital microcomputers, interface devices, electronically controlled motors and servos, relays, printers, and power supplies.
  • Basic knowledge of maintenance including proper methods for cleanliness, lubrication, and adjustment.
  • Ability to read and interpret all types of electronic circuit diagrams including computer logic, digital, AC and DC circuits.
  • Ability to recognize, diagnose, and correct common malfunctions in electronic systems and electro-mechanical equipment and devices.
  • Basic understanding of RF theory and calibration and alarm and access systems
  • Basic fabrication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and devise technical solutions
  • Ability to use power and hand tools such as drill, grinder, soldering iron, oscilloscope, RF meter, spectrum analyzer, multimeter, etc.
  • Ability to operate scissor and bucket lifts
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communications
  • Proficient use of computers and other electronic media devices  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel, Linux, and OS/2

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Associates degree in electronics

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year of trade, vocational or military electronic technical education
  • Two years of experience servicing electronic devices and equipment

Certification, License, Registration

  • Valid driver license and good driving record

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to stand, walk, walk, bed, twist, turn, kneel, squat and reach overhead on a daily basis (frequent)
  • Occasionally must climb or balance on stairs or a ladder and work from lifts or a bucket truck
  • Must be able to speak with and hear others (frequent)
  • Uses hands to touch, handle, feel, grip, grasp, pinch or squeeze (continuous) and occasionally uses vibratory tools
  • Must be able to see up close and at a distance and identify and distinguish colors and/or shapes (continuous)
  • Must be able to adjust focus, use peripheral vision and depth perception (frequent)
  • Must occasionally distinguish between sound tones
  • Must lift or carry up to 50 pounds (frequent) and occasionally lift or carry up to 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to push or pull weight up to 100 pounds (occasional)
  • Must be able to pull large volumes of wire (occasionally)

Other Requirements

  • On call 24/7 during the week and every third weekend
  • Weekly overtime hours may be required  
  • Must pass background and credit check
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