Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 3 (Skilled Sign Fabricator)

Recruitment #190627-2347TC-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for two Transportation Maintainer 3 (Skilled Sign Fabricator) positions located at the Rocky Hill Sign Shop facility. The positions are 37.5 hour positions located at the Rocky Hill Sign Shop Facility. The hours of work are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Candidates must have experience, knowledge, skills and abilities in the 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. 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.

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; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to period of several days, to include holidays and weekends. Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location.

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. Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their Master Application and their last two service ratings. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current Department of Transportation employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications 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 equivalent).

Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include; cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Maintainer 3 (Skilled Sign Fabricator) vacancies that occur in 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 large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Diane Tyc at and reference Position Nos. 31392 & 28812.


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of skilled tasks at less than the journeyman level in the construction, maintenance and repair of state roadsides, roadways, bridges, airports and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains the more complex mechanical equipment; works as a skilled mechanic at less than the journeyman level in the repair of mechanical equipment.


The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, performing skilled sign fabrication duties which include the following:

• 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)

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

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.


Considerable knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports; knowledge of processes and materials used in construction and maintenance trades; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to use and make ordinary repairs to more complex mechanical equipment; ability to operate equipment as listed on attached Addendum; ability to keep shop records and prepare reports; ability to use, set up and maintain ordinary bench and other shop machine tools and equipment; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


Two (2) years of experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment, or in work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.


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 the General Experience.


• Candidates must demonstrate their experience, skills and abilities in skilled sign fabrication on their Master Application prior to being eligible for interview and the skill evaluation practicum. Candidates invited to interview will be evaluated to determine if they meet the qualifications to proceed further with the Skilled Sign Fabricator Practicum, in accordance with the Department's Practicum Guidelines.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. Incumbent 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 theduties.
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.