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By Corky Schauer
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
SignTek (www.signtekonline.com), a leader in the Texas sign industry since 1997, is seeking an experienced and skilled Electrical Sign Installation/Service Technician to join our team at our newest branch in Austin, Texas.
This is a salaried position with paid annual leave and room for advancement. The ideal candidate will possess the qualities and skills that typify the highest standards of our company:
Ability to diagnose and repair signs and exterior lighting, including neon Experienced installing channel letters, cabinets, blade signs, monuments, etc. Experienced installing pole signs, including drilling, pipe setting, welding, etc. Experienced installing vinyl, banners, decals, panaflex signage Ability to retrofit existing fixtures to increase energy efficiency Ability to operate and maintain up to a 58’ service crane truck Able to work flexible hours, including late nights and weekends, when needed Able to work independently or in teams to deliver timely, consistent, high quality results Must be friendly, professional, cooperative, and able to communicate clearly with co-workers and customers. Candidates must take pride in their work and deliver high-quality service to prevent errors and lag time, and to increase productivity and return customers.
We are not looking for clock-watchers or techs with an “hourly pay mentality.” We believe that good work is its own reward and that a job done right the first time allows for a better work/life balance.
4 years of electrical sign experience Must hold a current journeyman electricians or journeyman sign electricians license (or equivalent if from out of stateMust hold valid driver’s license, with a clean driving record Must have own tools, including small power tools Must be able to lift over 50 lbs Must be willing to submit to drug screening and background check Bilingual English/Spanish a plus Digital/electronic message center experience a plus Starting Salary: negotiable, starting from $37,500 (commensurate with experience)
Many of our team have been with us for years, and there is opportunity for rapid advancement for those who contribute to our growth and five-star reputation. If you would like to be a part of the growing SignTek family, email us at email@example.com for a job application.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
By Erik Sine
I've gotten many questions over the last year or so and an email the other day that finally put me over and was the final straw for me. "Do these lamps flash, animate, and dim???
I've been meaning to make a video to answer all those question on the USHIO Utopia LED s14 2 watt bulbs that we stock and have sold a lot of, and well.....finally did it!
It's a short quick 1 minute video video but I didn't want to bore anyone out of their mind, but I did have fun doing it, and it gave me a chance to work with controllers again, something I don't get a chance that often because my city doesn't allow for anything flashing or animating .
I may do a more in depth video later but i think this one does a pretty good job of it. These LED lamps truly are nicely made and bright lil suckers. Anyone who's bought from us can tell you, well...I've always been very impressed with USHIO of Japan products, they make high-end products and you always get what you pay for!
2 Watt LED Lamp Spec Downloadable Sheet SS-USHIO-s14-1.pdf
You can purchase these from our online shopping cart HERE, or order by phone (858) 880-1400
By Sign Lady
Been meaning to post this, but just haven't had time. If anybody believes in miracles, here is one for you. There was a man SITTING in the car to the far right when this sign fell on it!! He still had his left foot on the ground getting into the car and his wife was on the way down to get in the car. Had she been just a few minutes on time (she was running late) she would have been dead and had he been a few minutes earlier, he would have been too probably. The poor woman the silver car belonged to, her insurance company refused payment to replace and or repair her car!! Said they weren't responsible.
By Eddie Larsen
Today I begin my 51st year in this wonderful creative business we are all in......seems like just yesterday I got started by cementing those little blue and red Florida Plastic 1/2" letters onto a 2" x 24" strip of white acrylic for the McDonald's menu boards we were producing at Plasticraft (formerly Pensacola Neon Sign Co) Manufacturing Co. in Pensacola at 3 AM to have that Menu Board on the truck that was leaving at 6 AM to deliver the complete sign package to a new location somewhere in the Southeastern US. We made over 450 sign installations for McDonald's and many of them are still being used and still working. Moving into the sales end of the business came naturally to me and I went on to join Everbrite in 1971 as their regional sales guy in the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest handling major accounts like Sears Roebuck, Meister Brau Brewing Company (Later bought by Miller Brewing) and major agency accounts like Phillip Morris and R J Reynolds through a couple of major advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett (Marlboro) and BBD&O (Kentucky Fried Chicken) and others. In 1974 I joined American Sign and Indicator Corporation (Spokane, WA) as the District Manager for the Midwest Region. The new and exciting concept of displaying Time/Temperature and Message Center Signs fit right in with the electronics training I had received while serving in the US Navy during and after the Korean conflict. I was their numero uno Salesman for at least three years during my 7 years with them.
I bought into a small company in 1981 in the Chicago area and became an "Owner" of a sign company with all of it's trials and tribulations. We grew quite rapidly (seems like some weeks had two Fridays though) as financial matters was not my long suit, but somehow we made it through those tough days and just when it seemed we were on our way to real success the Desert Storm war hit and business just stopped. I tried real hard to outlast that recession but just did not make it as Innovative Industries, Inc. My former partner passed away and the IRS went after his estate so I was left with only two choices, work for them or toss them the keys. I opted to shut it all down and opened another company with the help of some friends in the business as Sign Central, Inc. as a supplier for many local companies as I had one of the first and largest CNC (Cyber-mation) router tables in the area. My client list grew and grew and we had successfully transitioned in to our role as a subcontractor to many local and regional sign companies.
In June of 1993 a major health problem surfaced. I had a six way heart bypass surgery and almost ended my problems here on this earth. A miracle happened and with God's gracious hand he healed me. It took me most of two years to sell my company and I retired to Florida to live out what life I had left. That turned out to be almost 12 years of living in the sunshine state and still keeping my hand in the business by selling signs for a local Fort Lauderdale firm.
My wife passed in 2006 and it became quite lonely down there. After two years I decided to relocate to my Hometown of Aiken, South Carolina where I had many relatives. Trying to avoid boredom I decided to continue selling signs for one of the local sign companies in Augusta, Georgia (17 Miles from Aiken) and have been here since. Still doing what I love to do in the most remunerativly and creatively rewarding business there is.
I hope I have not bored anyone with this bit of my personal history but I finally wrote it all down. I have had a wonderful life through God's Grace, I re-married six years ago and I enjoy every precious moment that I live and I am so grateful for the wonderful people I have met and/or worked with over those years. I hope that they might feel the same way about me. Just in case some of them might read this, my email is EddieL@finufsign.com. I would love to hear from any of you and share some other moments and memories.
Eddie Larsen, Sales Manager - Finuf Sign Co., Inc. - Grovetown (Augusta), Georgia