SIGN TECHNICIAN 1
Under close supervision of a Crew Supervisor, Signs in the Department
of Transportation, performs various duties in the fabrication, reconditioning,
installation, replacement and repair of traffic signs; including sign support
structures for various types of highway signs; 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
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Performs the installation, maintenance and repair of highway signs; sign
structures and the equipment and machinery required for the fabrication
of highway traffic signs.
Works from heights up to 75 feet from an aerial platform truck or similar
Repairs, replaces and installs signs and sign support structures and assists
in the performance priority repairs.
Lays out various signs for the application of electronic-cut reflective letters
backgrounds and/or die stamped metal letters.
Operates and maintains machinery necessary to cut and apply reflective
letters and backgrounds.
Operates hydraulic power sheers to cut materials to appropriate size.
Performs the proper safety and operation of a plasma cutter.
Enlarges scale-sized drawings from standard highway manuals.
Spray-paints various types of surfaces.
Operates and maintains the equipment used in the screen printing of
signs; mixes inks to the proper consistency for screen process printing.
Fabricates silk screens and cuts screen stencils by hand from several
types of stencil film.
Fabricates vinyl banners.
Maintains the shop, tools, and equipment in an orderly and safe condition.
Drives automobiles, trucks, or other equipment as required.
Maintains records of work completed and materials used.
Operates and maintains the computer assisted and electronic sign
making equipment used in the design of signs.
Performs snow removal and ice control work at any time of day or
night as required.
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 assembly, installation, replacement,
reconditioning and repair of highway signs, including sign support
structures; and the fabrication, reconditioning and assembly of highway
signs 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:
Applicants must possess and maintain a current certification as
a Powered Industrial Truck Operator issued by the New Jersey
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Applicants must possess a 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 use of basic hand tools, including power actuated
and pneumatic tools.
Knowledge of taking measurements and utilization of measuring devices.
Knowledge of appropriate safety precautions, especially work zone safety
Knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques used to layout traffic
and highway signs.
Knowledge of screen process printing techniques.
Ability to understand screen process printing techniques.
Ability to understand appropriate safety precautions, especially work
zone safety measures.
Ability to understand the methods, materials, and techniques used to l
layout traffic and highway 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 sign support structures.
Ability to work from an aerial platform truck or similar equipment, up to
a height of 75 feet, and to fabricate, erect, and recondition signs, support
structures and effect repairs.
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
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable
accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it
would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.