University System of Maryland
Job Class Specification
TITLE: SIGNAGE TECHNICIAN II JOB CODE: N10STW
FLSA: NONEXEMPT JOB TYPE: SYSTEMWIDE
EEO6: H60 JOB FAMILY/SERIES: PHP MNT
APPROVED BY: Chancellor Designee: EFFECTIVE DATE: 01/09/2003
James Sansbury, Acting Director of Human Resources
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Under general supervision, designs, fabricates and installs signage
using a computer-assisted design software package according to
regulatory requirements, standardized procedures or oral instructions.
1. Uses computer-assisted design hardware and software to design,
layout, fabricate and assemble text and Braille signage and
banners using related equipment, such as saws, router table, paint
air brush and other power equipment.
2. Examines specifications, plans and drawings to lay out proper
dimensions of signs. Lays out signage using prescribed procedures
in computer-assisted design software.
3. Estimates job requirements, such as quantity of material, time and
cost. Maintains records and inventory of supplies and equipment.
Orders materials and supplies.
4. Maintains and repairs tools and equipment used in sign-making.
5. May lead or train others on projects.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Four Years related experience which included graphics,
computer-assisted design or signage technician work.
General knowledge of and ability to use applicable automated equipment
such as engraving machines, personal or laptop computers, and
applicable computer software such as wordprocessing and sign-making
applications. Thorough knowledge and skill in the principles and
practices of sign-making including preparing surfaces, the techniques
involved, and the various tools used in sign-making. Working knowledge
of safety precautions and occupational hazards associated with
sign-making. Skill in use of small hand or power tools used in
sign-making, such as computer-driven and controlled router table and
vinyl letter cutter, and paint air brush. Skill in measuring, cutting,
and installing signage materials. Ability to read, interpret, and work
from drawings and specifications. Ability to prepare summaries and
reports and to maintain records of jobs completed and in process.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions, to communicate orally
and in writing, and to establish effective working relationships.
Ability to plan, organize, lay out work and prioritize assignments;
and to estimate and to effect economical usage of materials and
supplies; and to act as a lead worker. Ability to maintain production
standards for regulatory requirements, such as American Disabilities
Act (ADA) and OSHA, and other campus signage requirements. Ability to
work in, or, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery, to
work from ladders and scaffolding, to manipulate heavy equipment,
tools, and supplies, and/or exert force up to 70 lbs., to concurrently
manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery; to work in
hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces and adverse
weather or temperature conditions, to wear and work in personal
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be required to
be trained to work with asbestos.