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Lead Signs & Marking Technician

DFW Airport, TX, United States
Jan 26, 2023


Job Description



Job Overview  

Under direction of the Signs & Markings Supervisor, works independently, or in a team, to lead the design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of a diverse variety of new and replacement signs, and to perform layouts, installations, and removals of various pavement markings.  These areas encompass both public and airfield applications, interior and exterior environments, and require compliance with a variety of laws and regulations, such as FAA, TX-DOT, MUTCD, FHWA and Airport Board criteria.  Work also involves design, fabrication, installation, and removal of various complex vehicle graphics.  Work is highly specialized, involving the use of various computer-aided systems, and additionally requires the exercise of leadership skills on certain projects as directed by the Supervisor.  May also act as substitute shop Supervisor in the absence of the Supervisor, as assigned.   


What you will be doing: 

  • Leads the Signs & Marking Technicians and participates in the design, fabrication, and installation of a variety of signs and markings, using a combination of drawings and verbal/written instructions, to satisfy current regulatory and customer requirements. 

  • Provides leadership, develops daily work schedules and evaluates the performance of assigned Signs & Markings Technicians. 

  • Operates highly specialized graphics computers and equipment, such as New Hermes and Gerber Scientific Products systems to cut, engrave and rout various sign materials.  This involves knowledge and applied skill in the use of various computer programs and platforms, such as Windows 95, Adobe Illustrator and GSP Graphix Advantage.  Final production involves design and fabrication. 

  • Utilizes screen printing processes to fabricate various sign faces and utilizes cold and thermal/vacuum lamination processes to complete installation of sign faces to various sign substrates, such as aluminum, plastics and wood. 

  • Uses various precision drafting, geometric and mathematical processes in the design and fabrication of complex graphics, often within plus/minus .001 tolerances. 

  • Operates and maintains a diverse fleet of large truck-mounted stripers and walk-behind stripers, utilizing both air-type and airless-type systems.  Also involves supporting other operators with loading and cleaning of units, traffic control escorting and precision masking procedures.  Uses computerized controls in the operation of the truck stripers.  Follows strict rules and regulations, while operating in the presence of vehicles and aircraft, to maintain safety. 

  • Operates a variety of pavement preparation/removal equipment, such as high-pressure water blasters, self-propelled shot blasters and gas-powered scarified/grinders.  Uses a variety of hand and power tools to install and maintain poles and signs. 

  • Operates a truck-mounted aerial crane/manlift platform in the installation and maintenance of overhead signs. 

  • Acts as a project leader.  While acting as a project leader, will coordinate efforts of additional support personnel that have been assigned to the task by the supervisor.  Project leaders will perform all necessary tasks of the project; including setup, execution, completion and associated administrative details.  In addition to written data records, they will utilize computerized departmental work orders and stock inventory systems presently operating under a Windows-based Oracle format. 


What you need:  

  • Completion of high school curriculum or equivalent. 

  • Three (3) years of experience in sign fabrication and pavement marking. 

  • One (1) year of experience leading or supervising others in performing sign fabrication and pavement marking. 

  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above. 

  • Possession of a valid class B commercial driver’s license with or ability to obtain one within a designated probation period. 


Special Requirements:  

  • Must have a good private driving record: (a) no more than two (2) convictions of moving violations in the last 36 months and (b) no DWI convictions in the last 60 months. 

  • This is a DOT-designated and Airport-designated safety sensitive position as defined in DFW Airport’s Drug and Alcohol Administrative Policy and Procedure. Applicants selected for this position will be required to pass drug and alcohol tests prior to employment and to submit to drug and alcohol screening on a random basis during the length of their employment in the safety sensitive position. 


What we desire: 

  • Must obtain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Airport Identification/Access Badge (badge) in accordance with Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security  

  • Administration (TSA) requirements in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1500 et al., and DFW Airport’s Airport Security Program within thirty (30) days from date of employment and maintain qualification for a SIDA badge upon each badge renewal. 

  • This is a designated safety sensitive position as defined in DFW Airport’s Drug and Alcohol Administrative Policy and Procedure. Applicants selected for this position will be  required to pass a drug test prior to employment and to submit to drug screening on a random basis during the length of their employment in the safety sensitive position. 


About Us 

We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport—one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We’re recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees.  

Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of nearly 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We’re looking for the best talent to join us and help reimagine what an airport can be.  

Bring your talents to DFW. Live and work with purpose. 



Job Info

Job ID# 1006798

Jan 26, 2023

United States