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Idaho Transportation Department

3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
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Sign Fabricator

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: July 13, 2017 - July 26, 2017
Announcement # 06254032663
Salary Range: $13.77 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Our Mission. Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.


Are you interested in working for an award-winning state agency with a Constructive Culture?

ITD has defined a Constructive Culture as a results-driven work environment where all employees treat each other with respect, develop themselves personally and professionally, support team efforts, and are accountable for their actions. Many efforts including leadership coaching and training are taking place to grow ITD’s Constructive Culture. This opening may be your opportunity to use your knowledge and skills and to also help promote a Constructive Culture at of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is recruiting for a Sign Fabricator to join our Mobility Services team at our Headquarters office in Boise. This position could be the perfect career opportunity if you have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a fast paced, detail oriented environment. This position will be responsible for design, lay-out, and fabrication of traffic control and informational signs for state highways and/or to be used in a sign and graphics shop to produce a variety of signs.

Incumbents in the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)’s highway sign and graphics shop are frequently exposed to toxic chemicals, fumes, noise, carpentry dust, power tool and moving machinery and are therefore required to wear protective safety equipment including goggles, respirator, face shield, and ear protector.
NOTE: This position requires a valid driver’s license.


Screen printing/reflective sheeting
  • Performs screen printing of traffic-control and related signs in accordance with federal and state guidelines;
  • Applies silk to screen equipment;
  • Applies reflective sheeting to various substrate materials by using automated and manual squeeze roll applicators.
Sign Fabrication
  • Designs, lays out, and fabricates large, extruded, aluminum interstate and defense highway signs in accordance with federal and state specifications;
  • Design, lay out and fabricate a variety of signs for business use in compliance with institutional, state and federal signage;
  • Performs carpentry and sheet metal duties in the manufacture of metal, fiber-reinforced plastic, and plywood substrate materials;
  • Operates and maintains all associated equipment to include wood- and metal-cutting band saws, circular saws, drill presses, punches, finishing machines, grinders, joiners, planers, routers, scroll saws, pneumatic drills, rivet guns, metal shears, and corner machines;
  • Lays out and completes final fabrication of special signs using die and scroll-cut legends conforming to Federal Highway Administration standard alphabets and spacing requirements;
  • Manufactures screen-printing frames;
  • May perform leadwork duties.
Design and layout
  • Operates and maintains PC -based computer-aided design/manufacturing systems for traffic sign and/or business sign fabrication to include various software (Roland Versacamm, Sign Cad, CorelDraw, Flexi-Letter, Flexi-Sign) and database programs, scanners, digitizing tablets, printers and plotters, plotter cutters, engravers and special fonts and text for highway signs;
  • Lays out and fabricates special and large diagrammatic signs;
  • Uses specialized equipment materials to lay out and manufacture stencils and screens for printing:
  • Provide digital proof for customer review and approval.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Some knowledge of the characteristics and uses of various materials for sign fabrication.
  • Experience: using hand and power tools and equipment associated with sign fabrication.
  • Physical ability to: frequently bend and stoop; lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds; stand on concrete floor for up to 4 hours during a normal shift.

Specialty Areas:

  • Experience - will be required to operate a small truck and forklift;
  • Experience operation PC based design software and digital wide-format printers and plotters.  

Examination: Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 61 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

How to Apply:
Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam

Please select:

  • Idaho Department of Transportation under "Agencies"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

Hiring Lists:
If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time. Be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview; it simply means you may be considered for an interview.
When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Transportation Department!



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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.