Job Description

Title: Sign Fabricator

State Role Title: Trades Technician III

Hiring Range: $36,232-$58,877

Pay Band: 3

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Richmond District Office

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Are you looking for an opportunity to implement processes and procedures to keep the state of Virginia safe? We are searching for individuals driven by safety to support state traffic operations.

VDOT’s Richmond District is seeking an individual to support the mission of the State Sign Shop through the fabrication of custom and standard signs highway signs, process inventory documents; and to provide excellent customer service. Required to utilize graphic programs to produce highway signs, vinyl cutting plotters and other fabrication equipment to make high quality signs from raw material to finished product. You will also perform fabrication of mass-produced signs utilizing automatic squeeze roller, photo positives/silk screens and screening equipment. Perform warehouse functions with routine inventory counts and checks; shipping, packaging and checking incoming and outgoing sign orders; housekeeping activities and equipment and machine preventative maintenance.

"In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your resume."

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded short and long term disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

• Skill in the use of computers for graphic designs and related plotters
• Knowledge of inventory procedures
• Valid driver’s license
• Ability to obtain forklift certification within 90 days of hire
• Knowledge of storage, handling techniques and safety regulations
• Safety shoed required
• Ability to perform mathematical calculations to determine sign layout and sizes.
• Ability to perform physically demanding labor
• Ability to work within tight production schedules and set performance standards
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional Considerations

• Experience working with standard computer applications,
• experience in inventory procedures.
• Experience in sign fabrication or silk screening
• Forklift certification
• A combination of training, experience or education in computer technology, or related field desired.
• Experience using computer assisted design and computerized graphics software desired.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the PageUp System. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”:

“VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.”

Contact Information

Name: Maureen Paciello

Phone: 804-801-4227



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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Job Posted:
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