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Job Specification 41842

SIGN TECHNICIAN 3

 

DEFINITION


 Under direction of a supervisor in the Department of
 Transportation, fabricates and reconditions various types of
 highway signs; makes, layout and applies die cut reflective
 letters and backgrounds and metal letters; performs silk screen
 process printing; prepares and spray-paints types of surfaces;
 installs, replaces and repairs traffic signs including sign
 support structures; operates, adjusts, and maintains the
 necessary equipment; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only.  A particular position using this title may not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK:


 Lays out various signs for the application of reflective letters
 and/or die stamped metal letters.

 Operates and maintains the machinery necessary to cut and apply
 reflecting letters and backgrounds.

 Fabricates silk screens and cuts screen stencils by hand from
 several types of stencil film.

 Enlarges scale-size drawings from standard highway manuals.

 Operates and maintains the equipment used in the screen printing
 of signs; mixes inks to the proper consistency for screen process
 printing.

 Maintains the shop, tools, and equipment in an orderly and safe
 condition.

 Works from an aerial platform truck or similar equipment.

 Drives automobiles, trucks, or other equipment as required.

 May be required to repair, replace and install signs and sign
 support structures.

 Maintains records of work completed and materials used.

 May be required to learn to operate and maintain the computer
 assisted and electronic sign making equipment used in the design
 of signs.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and / or manual recording and information systems used by the
 agency, office or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EXPERIENCE:

      One (1) year of experience in the fabrication of varied
 types of signs, including utilizing large-scale production
 techniques.

      NOTE: Satisfactory completion of thirty (30) semester
 credit hours in Graphic Arts, Drafting or Computerized Assisted
 Drafting Design may be substituted for one (1) year of
 experience.

      LICENSE: AND CERTIFICATION

      In accordance with the New Jersey Occupational Safety and
 Health Administration regulation 29 CFR 1910.178 (1) (1),
 appointees will be required to obtain and maintain a current
 certification as a Powered Industrial Truck Operator issued by
 the New Jersey Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
 Appointees may be required to successful complete refresher
 training.

      Appointee must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License
 (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and type of
 vehicle being operated.

      NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees
 possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the
 class and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the
 Appointing Authority.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques used to
 layout signs.

 Knowledge of screen process printing techniques.

 Knowledge of appropriate safety precautions.

 Ability to lay out signs.

 Ability to cut screen stencils by hand.

 Ability to operate and maintain tools, equipment and machinery
 used for the large-scale production of signs and repair of
 support structures.

 Ability to work from an aerial platform truck or similar
 equipment and to fabricate, erect, and recondition signs and
 support structures.

 Ability to mix and thin inks for screen process printing.

 Ability to maintain records.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
 English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
 acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as they can perform the essential functions if the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If
 the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
 employer undue hardship, such person may not be eligible.

 CODES:  11/C12 - 41842             MCK            2/24/01