Sign Installer / Production Operative

  • Job Reference: SN2361
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Future Recruitment Ltd
  • Website:
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up To £28K depending on experience + Pool Vehicle + Pension
  • Sector: Production, Installation
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description




Up To £28K depending on experience + Pool Vehicle + Pension

Our client is a leading signage manufacturer based in Essex specialising in Signage, Window Graphics, Digital Signage, Exhibitions, Displays and POP. They are currently looking to recruit a Sign Installer / Production Operative to join their team.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years' experience and will be skilled in the operation of printers, laminators and flatbed digital cutters (ideally Zund), well as graphics application to a range of substrates and Sign Installation. Vehicle wrapping experience would be a distinct advantage.


  • This position is responsible for outputting vinyl and/or full colour graphics that can be weeded, cut and applied or printed and mounted to a substrate.
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of the physical construction and assembling of signs from computer cut vinyl and wide format full colour printouts.
  • Sign assembly includes preparing substrates and applying vinyl or other media according to written instructions. Also, mounting and/or laminating prints and operating and setting up the laminator for over-laminating, encapsulation, or mounting of digital imaged products is required.
  • Proof reading signs and conducting quality assurance to ensure the accuracy of signs is required as a standard procedure.
  • A full driving license is a requirement of the role.
  • Prioritise each day to efficiently and cost-effectively schedule the workflow with the team.
  • Determine the best output method based on the customer's need and time frame.
  • Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, select style and size of type, and arrange layout based upon available space, aesthetic design, and production requirements.
  • Prepare comprehensive illustrations, sketches, layouts, and copy for print reproduction according to instructions of client or supervisor as required.
  • Allocate the appropriate amount of time to each work order and schedule your work day.
  • Inspect jobs for accuracy before sending them to the plotter or printer. Ensure correct material is used for each job and output devise settings are accurate.
  • Provide proofs as necessary, using the online proofing system, for customer approval.
  • Follow regular maintenance procedures on all equipment including computers, plotters and printers.
  • Minimize waste by efficiently using ink, media, laminates, foils and vinyl; notify manager of low inventory.

Production Responsibilities:

  • Follow a layout to place vinyl or full colour graphic image(s) on a pre-determined substrate or medium.
  • Prepare substrates for application - this may include cutting, painting, laminating, cleaning and maintaining the substrates for application.
  • Feed UV flatbed printer with substrate for printing purposes when necessary.
  • Weed excess vinyl from computer cut images. Weeding techniques vary with size, type of vinyl and complexity of image.
  • Perform quality assurance measures pre- and post-construction by accurately reading and interpreting a Work Order and then proofing for errors or unacceptable standards (bubbles, rough edges, loose seams).
  • Perform finishing operations such as laminating, encapsulating, and/or mounting of printed pieces.
  • Mounting of vinyl graphics to substrates - including vehicles.
  • Operate the laminator while maintaining proper fit and settings. Thread laminating material onto the machines, set temperature, pressure, and side guides for proper feeding of material.
  • Help unload raw materials; clean and maintain storage areas.
  • Work on different projects simultaneously.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.