Production Technician

DESCRIPTION

OCC:   Production Technician Sign Maker

JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE:  Under the direction of the Owner of Signs for San Diego, the Sign Maker will be responsible for creating the signs needed for customers, promotion and internal use. This requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to engage the internal and external customers. The duties include interfacing with vendors, consultants, and other employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Duties will include:

  • CNC routing
  • Aluminum Welding
  • Cutting, shaping and general sheet metal fab
  • Interpret customer requirements in the form of drawings to “make” to the drawing
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Clean the shop and keep the shop in good condition
  • Maintain equipment
  • Inspect jobs for accuracy, photograph the results
  • Maintain accurate records of WIP and completed jobs
  • Minimize waste through efficient use of materials
  • Signage installation on occasion

Additional Experience a Plus:

  • Experience in aerial lifts a positive
  • Accubend and design work a plus
  • Cyrious software experience

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires education generally equivalent to an AA or  Bachelor’s degree in a graphic design or similar study area and 3 – 7 years hands on experience in a sign manufacturing environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years sign industry experience, including vinyl application, wide-format digital printing and graphic design
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficient
  • Working knowledge of color management concepts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for providing exceptional customer service
  • Passion for efficient process capability

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret client documents, graphic files and all aspects of the Adobe graphics software. Ability to create customer proofs, write emails, letters and reports, and procedure/documentation manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, staff, clients, vendors, and the general public in written or verbal format.

Spanish skills may be helpful

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with general math, sizes, font scaling, project art board scaling, proportional letters, and other basic math used to make and size signs. Proficiency in Microsoft office (Excel, Word, and Power Point) and Adobe illustrator is helpful.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts, and draw valid, logical conclusions.  Ability to interpret a variety of technical and business information related to the requirements of this job.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Requires the ability to operate various printing and sign making equipment to include a Multicam CNC router, Paint guns and booth, Accubend, Clitcher, HP printer, Graphtec plotter, Royal laminator, small tools such as exacto knifes, straight edges, heat guns, grommet presses, squeegees, and small hand tools. Requires good negotiation skills.   This position requires travel during the day to install sites. No overnight travel is expected.

Applicant must be:

  • Independently motivated
  • Confident
  • Collaborative
  • Willing to work hard in a fun, fast-paced team environment
  • Interested in continuous improvement

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach above the shoulders. The employee regularly lifts and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to low concentrations of fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  All such exposures are customarily within limits established by federal and state regulatory bodies.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The above statement reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

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