Traffic Controller

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MarBorg Industries
Santa Barbara, California
Jun 10, 2024
Jun 21, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
JOB TITLE: Traffic Controller

LOCATION: Santa Barbaral

Full-Time/Non Exempt

Starting Pay $21.50 per hour. We set our pay based on several factors including knowledge, experience, certification and location. Combined with our rich competitive benefit package and the rewarding work we do for the environment make MarBorg a great place to work!


A Traffic Controller is responsible for maintaining a safe and efficient flow of traffic in designated areas in the Recycle Yard while successfully providing protection to employees and the public. The ideal candidate is reliable and committed to maintaining a safe work environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining safe and efficient traffic flow in the unloading area, inspecting waste received at the Recycle Yard for hazardous and unauthorized waste, sorting of waste by type, and ensuring that drivers and pedestrians are kept at a safe distance from all heavy equipment and industrial operations.
  • Direct internal/external customers in a safe and efficient manner. Assist with and provide direction(s) to backing vehicle.
  • Provide detailed information of load to rest of team to effectively place customer.
  • Maintain constant communication with Equipment Operators and other Traffic Controllers.
  • Provide adequate area for neighboring vehicles to offload safely.
  • Watch for overhead clearances while trucks are dumping to avoid building repairs.
  • Make sure the tip floor is clear of debris to avoid equipment and property damage.
  • Strictly adhere to safe work practices
  • Determine traffic flow and vehicle placement locations based on current conditions.
  • Assist with and provide direction(s) to backing vehicles using approved hand signals.
  • Never leave the position until relieved, communicate any issues to team lead.
  • Know where fellow employees and equipment are, be aware of changes, and never stand among workers and equipment and always remain clearly visible to traffic.
  • Attend daily safety meetings.
  • Be positioned to compensate for limited sight distance, to provide maximum advance warning and always remain clearly visible to traffic.
  • Maintain continuous communication with any customer by being courteous, yet authoritative.
  • Establish eye contact with drivers to whom must be given direction
  • Ensures that all work zone areas are clean, safe, secure, and well maintained.
  • Follows proper radio policy and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to understand traffic signals/signs, traffic plans and customer requests.
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust work activities to be effective and efficient.
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to give clear instructions.
  • Keen attention to detail and situational awareness to maintain the safety of the work environment.
  • Maintain accuracy and composure while under pressure.
  • Bilingual English & Spanish preferred.


High school education or equivalent preferred but not required.


Attention to detail, Customer Service, Problem Solving, Safety Conscious


Class C driver's license preferred


A Traffic Controller must have the ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions in English. Additionally, a traffic controller must have the ability to speak English and effectively present information in one-to-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization. Spanish speaking is preferred bu tnot required,


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


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.

  • Must have strength sufficient to lift and move items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must have the ability to continually stand and/or walk over variable terrain for the work period.
  • Must have the ability to wear and support PPE requirements weighting a minimum of 1 lb. on the head, 2 lbs. on the body and 1 lb. by hand for the work period.
  • Must have ability to complete repetitive tasks (twisting, turning, bending/stooping, reaching above and below shoulder, grip
  • and/or grasping) for the work period.
  • Must have specific vision abilities (close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision),
  • Must have the ability to hear unaided.
  • Must safely manage traffic control through active work areas while gripping and/or grasping a traffic-control wand and utilizing radio communication for the work period.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is generally performed indoors at a designated construction and demolition (C&D) facility. A Traffic Control Lead is exposed to and works with organic material and general debris and is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, physical hazards from heavy equipment, potentially dangerous tools and equipment, traffic, fumes or airborne particles, paints, solvents, loud noise(s). The position may include outside weather conditions. Required to put on protective outfits, like gloves, safety footwear, safety eyeglasses, earplugs, hardhat with flashing warning lights.