Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 4 (Highly Skilled Sign Fabricator)

Recruitment #190509-2348TC-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified DOT employees to apply for the position of Transportation Maintainer 4 - Highly Skilled Sign Fabricator located at the Rocky Hill Sign Shop Facility. This position is 37.5 hours per week, with a work schedule of Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, performing highly skilled sign fabrication tasks such as:

• Input new sign prints
• Plot vinyl/reflective sheeting
• Read Prints/Layout on substrate
• Plot Ulano film for screens
• Make silk screens
• Dispatch work orders for subordinates
• Cut sheet aluminum
• Cover substrates with reflective, non-reflective sheeting
• Operate 12’ and 6’ sheer
• Screen substrates
• Trim sheeting from substrates
• Lead person on floor
• Organize orders
• Put together completed orders for pick up
• Operate fork truck (have a valid fork truck cert)
• Be available for snow work (winter)

Eligible candidates will be required to participate in a skill evaluation practicum. Applicants must hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (Class A or B), with the "tank endorsement" and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), and meet the "Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities" listed below in order to be eligible to apply.

Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the job location.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Transportation, with permanent state status, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your highly skilled sign fabricator experience on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Incumbents in this class must be able to lift, carry and stand for any length of time throughout a normal workday. Incumbents may be required to wear full face respirators as needed.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the necessary criteria of the position. Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, reflecting the "tank endorsement," and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at time of interview, or they will be immediately disqualified.

The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill future Transportation Maintainer 4 vacancies, requiring highly skilled sign fabrication work experience, that occur at the Department of Transportation, Rocky Hill Sign Shop facility, in the next twelve (12) months. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Diane Tyc at (Reference PN 29830).


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of highly skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of State roadways, roadsides, bridges, airports and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains highly complex mechanical equipment; may serve as trainer.


Along with those found in the Introduction, the following is a listing of examples of trucks, equipment, tasks or related duties, the operating, maintaining or performing of which are considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:

- Elevation platform
- Line marking machine (10 wheel, barrel type)

- Backhoe
- Core drills, Concrete Saws
- Front End Loader
- Hand operated pavement marking machine

- Operating a Backhoe; Operating a wing truck to plow snow on state roadways.
- Performing highly skilled tasks in tree climbing and cutting, one or more of the following areas or trades: construction, maintenance, mechanical repair
- In addition to other duties, may assist a Transportation Maintenance Manager in preparing and checking reports.


Considerable knowledge of the construction, maintenance and repair techniques of roadways, roadsides, bridges or airports; considerable knowledge of the processes and materials used in the construction and maintenance of highway and bridges or airports; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to operate skillfully and make ordinary repairs to highly complex mechanical equipment as listed on the attached addendum; ability to utilize computer software.


Three (3) years of experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roadways, roadsides, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the operation of complex equipment or the performance of skilled tasks.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintainer 3.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in one of the maintenance trades may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.


Candidates must have experience, knowledge, skills and abilities in the highly skilled tasks in the design, layout, and fabrication of signs on state highways, as well as requests that come in from other state agencies, prior to being eligible for interview and to participate in the skill evaluation practicum.

Considerable knowledge of operating the Graftec Plotter and Gerber Omega 5 Computer Sign Program; knowledge of entering, designing, and outputting new sign catalog prints; layout of substrates; ability to utilize computer software; must be able to operate and maintain computer plotter and other sign manufacturing equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; dispatch work orders to subordinates and assist in manufacturing of signs; be available for winter work / snow removal.

Ability and knowledge to operate sign fabrication equipment and tools, including band and radial arm saw, drill press, forklift, press machine and other tools as necessary. Experience in sign fabrication; design and input of new prints as well as plotting existing sign prints, fabrication, and layout; delegating work orders to subordinates and assisting in fabrication.

The following is a list of programs, equipment, machinery, tasks or related duties, operating, maintenance which are considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:

• Sign making equipment
• Computer
• Gerber Omega 5 program
• HP-365 Ink Jet Printer/Plotter
• Plotter
• Deep throat corner punch
• Automated squeeze roll applicator
• Manual squeeze roll applicator
• Drill press
• 6’ sheer
• 12’ sheer
• Disc grinder
• Fork truck
• Radial arm saw
• Table saw
• Hand tools
• Staple gun
• Silk Screening
• Screen Making
• Screen washing


1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal whenever his or her services are needed.


At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to frequent lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, including exposure to heights when working on bridges, to poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months, and to loud and potentially dangerous machinery.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.