Your job could include
Keeping the traffic flowing safely by watching, setting up barriers, signs and cones.
Talking to the public, explaining the works being done.
Providing safe work spaces for road workers, helping pedestrians and answering questions from local residents
- Navigating the traffic and pedestrians around sites
- Gain a NZ Transport Agency Level 1 Basic Traffic Controller (TC) qualification
- One day Course – valid for 3 years
- Employer may pay for your training to upskill you to a STMS (Site Traffic Management Supervisor)
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Marque ‘Kelly’ Barnes – Traffic Controller (TC)
How did you get to be a Traffic Controller (TC)?
I found it difficult to get a job so went to Work and Income. They put me on a Limited Service Volunteer Course a motivational and training six week programme, run by the New Zealand Defence force. It gets you engaged and fit. I then got in touch with I-Traffic through the Ministry of Social Development.
What have you achieved since being a Traffic Controller (TC)?
Kelly has achieved her Truck License, the NZ Transport Agency Level 1 Basic Traffic Controller (TC) qualification and is currently working on Level 2 and 3 to become a Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS). This is been completed through I-Traffic.
What are your favourite aspects of the job?
Traffic Coordinator (TC) is cool you can later on say you helped contribute to that site. I'm happy as long as we can all go home safely at the end of the day. If you’re hard working you can do anything and really make a difference for the clients.
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