Thanks for all the responses! Even you Eddie, your contribution is priceless... Dave, that is great to hear that you are in a position to give back to your community by passing on your knowledge! I hope some day to be knowledgeable enough and experienced enough to mentor others. My biggest struggle is finding new customers. I have some great return customers both local and nationally but in order to see the growth I would like I need to find how to reach a very select customer, national sign companies doing installs in Colorado. I did not have any prior experience in sign sales prior to starting my install company and have done well finding my way but am eager to see more growth soon.
Sign Installers Wanted
This position will consist of installing illuminated and non-illuminated signage. Sign installers are required to work on crane trucks, ladders, swing stages etc. Individuals will need to comply with all safety procedures. Position requires some long hours, weekend work and out of town travel.
Required Qualifications and Duties Include:
- 4 years of signage experience
- Prior sign manufacturing, electrical, crane operation experience required
- Ability to professionally interact with clients and co-workers
- Must provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers
- Organized and detail oriented
- Commitment to excellence and pride in your work
- Ability to read blue prints, tape measure and fabrication drawings
- Welding certifications a plus
- Class A driver’s license is a plus
- Crane certification is a plus
Company Benefits Include:
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD and Sec 125 available
- 401 K program with 20% company match
- Pay commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package
Send resume to HR@Signtech.com
Tell them to take a hike. We were sent a job like that once with a new plate for a 2,500lb sign 55ft up. When I questioned the PM she said any good welder could just cut the old plate off and weld on the new one (no gussets). I dug my heels in and demanded to have a spud insert with donuts, said no way. Well after that I asked to talk to the engineer and wa-la I got just what I wanted.
I agree. Sounds like they don't know what they're doing, or their processes are flawed. A good PM will make sure a job is set up for success. Something that takes an hour in the shop takes 4 out in the field. Also, I'm sure they're focused on maximizing profit, but bulk manufacturing base plates seem short sighted when they could reduce their filed labor by setting you up for success.
You should send them a video of you torching off the old plate and re-wiring the sign. Then send her a T&M invoice matching the time on the video. Probably won't get paid, but you'll make your point.
Let me guess, the national starts with the letter "P"..........anything over 150 square feet always gets a new match plate with them, welded in place with new gussets. Photographs at 360 degrees all around showing all 3 pass welding completed to specs....
Honestly they are just covering themselves liability wise......they don't want to assume that the existing plate is to specs, install a new sign on it and the thing have issues later.
You just have to bid it in the work, with the additional work needed, see if it still is worthwhile to you to complete. Torching, beveling and welding in a new match plate correctly with the series of photographs is going to take several hours.....
But consider it a lesson to carefully read all the bid forms you are signing, could have been a contract and you would have been in a real bind.