SIGN FABRICATOR 60990 Non-Competitive

(City of Syracuse)





An employee in this class performs semi-skilled work in the design, fabrication and painting of municipal

and other miscellaneous signs. The work is routine in the type and variety of transportation signs made which are predetermined through state and federal law. Other areas of fabrication may allow for some creative and independent thought on sign design. Work is normally received from a supervisor verbally, and checked for quality by inspection

of sign output. Supervision is not exercised in this class. Does related work as required.




Selects sign blank, cleans with special chemical to insure adherence of ink/paint, secure silk screen, blend

and apply enamel ink to screen with a rubber applicator, repeats ink application until desired results are achieved.

On non-standard signs, select blank of appropriate size, cut plate to achieve sign, rounding corners where necessary, grind and buff plate to eliminate rough edges.

Consults the New York State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices as needed to insure compliance

with statutory requirements when designing signs.

Designs signs with the use of computer assisted design software.

Fabricates signs with the use of automated sign cutting machinery.

Select and match ink colors to obtain the desired product, apply scotchlite to achieve reflective results.

Stamps letters used in making signs from a die cutting machine.

Design and layout of directly applied copies, symbols and boarders with heat activated adhesive insuring

correct spacing for hand lettering through the use of a lettering machine.

Cuts letters and numbers by hand from templets or with aide of the die-cutting machine.

Cleans screens used in making signs.

Layout, cuts and assembles silk screen.

Maintains equipment used in the fabrication of signs.

Maintains inventory of materials used in the fabrication of signs.

Mounts completed signs on posts

May fabricate signs with the use of automated sign cutting machinery.

May operate a small truck.




Good knowledge of the standard tools, materials, techniques, methods and terminology used in sign


Working knowledge of ordering and inventory control of materials.

Skill in the application of silk screening techniques to projects and use of silk screening equipment

Ability to operate computer systems using Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Manufacture

(CAD-CAM) in the fabrication of highway signs.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.

Ability to maintain a good working relationship with fellow employees.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




One (1) year of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in metal fabrication or silk screening work, or in the use of Computer Assisted Design or Computer Assisted Manufacture (CAD/CAM).


Special Necessary Requirement


When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid non-CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.


01/2004 Revised