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Job Standard for Sign Fabricator

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Sign Fabricator Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06254
  • Pay Grade: H
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Publications & Graphics


This classification may be used to design, lay out, and fabricate traffic control and informational signs for state highways or be used in a sign and graphics shop to produce a variety of signs; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: the characteristics and uses of various materials for sign fabrication.


Experience: using hand and power tools and equipment associated with sign fabrication.


Physical ability to: frequently bend and stoop; lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds; stand on concrete floor for up to 4 hours during a normal shift.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience operating PC or Mac based design software and digital wide-format printers and plotters

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Sign Fabricator must:

  • Designs, lays out and fabricates a variety of signs for business use; applies and ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal signage guidelines; operate hand and power tools such as saws, punches, knives, grinders, routers, drills, and other equipment; provides sign installation services.
  • Operates and maintains PC- or Mac-based computer-aided design/manufacturing systems for sign fabrication to include various software and database programs, scanners, digitizing tablets, printers, plotters and engravers; provides digital proof for customer review and approval.

35% of Time the Sign Fabricator

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Sign Fabricator

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Incumbents in a sign and graphics shop environment are exposed to noise, dust and power tools and may be required to wear protective equipment.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Sign Fabricator

Career Path

Sign Fabrication Coordinator

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.