Highway Barrel Technician – Kingston

Published June 23, 2022
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Beacon Lite is one of the top providers of traffic control equipment and services. We are a fast-paced growing business with over 50 years of traffic control experience.

Locally we have locations in Ottawa, Gatineau, Kingston and Sudbury with over 300 employees between our 4 locations. In addition, we have recently merged with the Universal Group, a Traffic Control leader throughout Western Canada thus enabling us to provide greater resources and support to our clients and employees

Beacon Lite is seeking candidates for their Barrel Technician position. This position provides employees with an attractive compensation package, full – time work (with opportunities for overtime), and in – depth training so that you may grow into multiple different areas of traffic control. This is an excellent opportunity to jump start your career in a growing industry!

The Position

As a Barrel Technician you play an important role in ensuring that traffic on the roadway does not cause harm to the road crew by creating a physical barrier between traffic and workers.


  • Pre-trip inspections on the vehicle
  • Complete safety hazard paperwork as well as participate in safety meetings with clients
  • Assist in installing advance warning signs and barrels on the highway by either placing the equipment or driving behind the road crew towing an arrow board truck to alert motorists of workers in the lane
  • Perform regular inspections of the traffic control equipment to adjust any equipment that may have been moved or fallen over
  • Work with our clients in collaborative manner to uncover issues with site set – up and resolve problems
  • Complete teardown of sites once work has been completed
  • Maintain a safety awareness and work in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and policies
  • Flag roadways when needed by communicating with crew members to maintain the flow of traffic

Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive wages with a potential to earn overtime and shift premiums
  • Paid training with opportunities to learn multiple areas of a growing industry
  • An amazing corporate culture where you will feel supported and recognized for the work you do


  • Access to reliable transportation to commute to different job sites
  • Must have a valid G driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Traffic control experience and knowledge of the city an asset
  • Experience towing small trailers
  • Available for both day and night shifts
  • Able to calmly troubleshoot issues and collaborate with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to use a smartphone and enter data using computerized mobile devices
  • Comfortable working with minimal supervision
  • You will be required to provide your own 6-inch upper steel-toed boots

About Us

The Universal Group is a full-service company committed to providing outstanding service and competitive pricing in industries such as construction, industrial projects, property management, film, municipal work, event support and utilities. Our support services are tailored to specific needs creating best in class customer value. We are industry leaders in Traffic Control Personnel, Traffic Management Planning, Traffic supplies, Occupational Health and Safety Training, Landscaping, and Staffing services. We offer an entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for job advancement and continued education.

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