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Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307.766.2377

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Email: c-comp@uwyo.edu

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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources - Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Signwriter

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6223

UW Job Family: 62

SOC Code: 27-1021

Pay Grade: 17

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Designs and creates signs and other designated graphics for University facilities; estimates costs, and obtains materials.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma/GED

Experience:

Three years of experience as a Signwriter, including experience with computerized sign making or related graphic software

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic and routine sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, materials surface preparation and equipment.
  • Local, state and federal regulations.
  • Building codes.
  • Computerized sign manufacturing systems.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Read, interpret, and work from basic and routine sketches and specifications.
  • Read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Design and create signs and graphics using a computerized sign manufacturing system.
  • Ability to install interior and exterior signs and graphics.
  • Follow building codes and Americans with Disabilities Act or other signage requirements.
  • Hand letter and paint specialized signs and graphics.
  • Lay out and paint logos and signs on floors and walls.
  • Brush and spray paint sign panels.
  • Prepare cost estimates for labor and materials.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and order supplies following procedure.
  • Work from ladders, scaffolding, lift truck or other equipment.
  • Adjust focus, identify and distinguish between colors, and judge distance and spatial relationships.
  • Safely and efficiently operate and use associated tools and equipment
  • Work on special projects which may include plastic fabrication, glass cutting, sandblasting, furniture finishing and refinishing.
  • Assist the paint shop with major painting projects.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Design and create signs and graphics utilizing computerized sign manufacturing system in accordance with appropriate building codes and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

Hand letter and paint specialized signs and graphics.

Responsible for meeting related building codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

Lay out and paint logos and signs on floors and walls of University facilities.

Brush and spray paint sign panels.

Prepare cost estimates for labor and materials.

Maintain inventory of sign making supplies; specify and order new materials as necessary.

Supplemental Functions:

May perform work in specialized areas such as plastic fabrication, glass cutting, sand blasting, furniture finishing and refinishing.

Assist the paint shop on major painting projects.

Working Conditions:

Shop environment; regularly exposed to hazards associated with power and manual tools, fumes, ladder and scaffolding heights; occasionally works in confined spaces.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.


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