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Sign Painter and Letterer I

at State of Massachusetts

Posted: 6/13/2020
Job Reference #: 501909

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Incumbents of positions in this series prepare sign letters, designs, stencils and patterns; lay out, sketch or follow designs and patterns; create and paint regulatory, warning, historic and other highway and traffic signs; letter doors; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to create a variety of signs and related illustrative materials using hand painting and lettering.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Creates signs by designing, laying out and painting letters and designs using measuring, drawing and cutting instruments and brushes.

Lays out designs, cuts profilm, stretches silk, adheres profilm to silk and silk screens.

Sketches or follows sign patterns using stencils; and fills in sketches using paint, lacquer, etc. to transfer letters and designs onto billboards, etc.

Applies gold leaf using appropriate methods, techniques and tools to letter office doors.

Lays out decal reflector letters to be assembled on billboard signs.


Performs related duties such as mixing and matching paints; and operating riveting guns to attach cut out letters to signs both in the shop and on the highway.


Sets up radial arm saw, tablesaw, portable saws and other power tools used for production of plywood signs.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

2 years of experience required in related work.

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