Airport Sign Fabricator #502162

Website Charlotte Douglas International Airport


The Airport Sign Fabricator works as a senior carpenter at Charlotte Douglas International Airport primarily performing complex graphic work in the design, layout, installation, fabrication and printing on various materials to be used in producing signage throughout airport complex.

Basic to advanced graphic design and illustration skills are needed. This position will perform high level work preparing and performing cabinet making, trim carpentry, concrete work, and building construction work.  Other general maintenance work incidental to above duties, or necessary to keep buildings in working order, including basic HVAC, plumbing and electrical may be required as well.

Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, however schedule subject to rotating weekend and holiday duty, irregular hours, overtime and emergency calls back to work.  Subject to emergency call back for equipment repairs and inclement weather.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Design signs within compliance using specialized software
Produce prints on laser, wide format inkjet and thermal printers Plotters and screen printing press
Produce signs using specialized printers and/or engraver
Prepare signs for installation
Install signs at appropriate locations (roads, building, etc.)
Performs all aspects of construction work such as: carpentry
cabinet making
metal stud framing
ceiling and acoustical tile installation
sheet rock installation
finishing and door/door jamb installations
Compiles lists of equipment, tools and supplies needed
Calculates cost estimates, obtains materials
Provides direction and training to other employees
Operates cars, vans, bucket trucks and related vehicles
Repairs and maintains building systems, such as plumbing and electrical equipment (as needed) to keep systems in working order
Perform repairs to: carpet
security doors and gates
passenger seating
overall appearance to the traveling public
Inspect and repair building envelope such as: roofs
Inspects assigned airport construction projects
Coordinates work with contracted construction inspectors and tenants

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of the methods, procedures, safety practices and tools required to perform carpentry and related construction work
Mastery of skills to use tools to perform carpentry and related construction work
Skills to read and write sufficiently to complete related paperwork
Read schematic designs and blueprints
Skills to calculate cost estimates and measure items
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, tenants and the public
Represent the airport in a professional and positive manner
Ability to provide direction and train other employees
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Knowledge of other building systems, plumbing, electrical and HVAC
Valid driver’s license in state of residency
Ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit
Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment

Preferred Qualifications:

High School diploma or an Associate’s degree
At least three years of experience
Working knowledge of other building trades and general building maintenance requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

No High School diploma/GED with five (5) years of relevant work experience; or a High School diploma/GED with three (3) years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties

Commensurate with Experience

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