Job Specification 41842
SIGN TECHNICIAN 3
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
Maintains the shop, tools, and equipment in an orderly and safe
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
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
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.
One (1) year of experience in the fabrication of varied
types of signs, including utilizing large-scale production
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
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
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
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques used to
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
Ability to work from an aerial platform truck or similar
equipment and to fabricate, erect, and recondition signs and
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