Career: 5. Production Specialist / Entry Level Graphic Designer – Signs & Digital Graphics
Under general direction, this position is responsible for all aspects of the physical production of signs. Sign assembly includes preparing substrates and applying vinyl according to written instructions. Must also mount and/or laminate prints including operating and setting-up the laminator for over-laminating, encapsulation, or mounting of digital imaged products. Includes the operation of wide format digital printers as well as other advanced sign making equipment. This position must proofread signs and conduct quality assurance to ensure the efficient production of quality, accurate signs.
Follow layout instructions to place computer-generated vinyl or full color graphic image(s) on a predetermined substrate or medium.
Prepare substrates for vinyl application. This may include cutting, painting, laminating, cleaning and maintaining the substrates for vinyl application.
Weed excess vinyl from computer cut images. Weeding techniques vary with size, type of vinyl and complexity of image.
Perform quality assurance measures pre- and post-production by accurately reading and interpreting a Work Order and then proofing for errors or unacceptable standards.
Perform finishing operations such as laminating, encapsulating, and/or mounting of printed pieces.
Communicate with other employees and customers in a calm and professional manner.
Report inventory levels and stock to be reordered to the center manager/production manager.
Help unload and store raw materials; clean and maintain storage areas.
Operate panel saw for cutting sign substrates
Work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Perform routine machine maintenance and minor repairs when necessary.
Serve as back up for graphic designer as necessary.
Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Ability to lift 50 or more pounds.
Flexibility to lean over a waist-high table and use back and forth hand motion to apply vinyl letters and graphics to a substrate.
Ability to work under pressure to output high volume, high quality work.
Ability to use light power equipment.
Previous experience with signs, graphics, and vehicle graphics & wraps preferred