APPRENTICE SIGN FABRICATOR
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is beginning level and semi skilled work in an apprentice program during which an employee develops the knowledge, skills and abilities required to become a journey level Sign Fabricator. Contacts are limited to shop employees and involve receiving instructions and information. This class of work may entail some public service/assistance, but it is incidental to the primary focus of the work performed.
An employee in this class receives frequent written and verbal instructions through on the job training and attendance at general shop meetings and formal classes. Initially, work is frequently checked during progress and upon completion and performed under very close supervision of a journey level Sign Fabricator. As the employee's knowledge of and skill in the Sign Fabrication trade increase, the employee is expected to perform semi skilled and limited skilled work with a view toward becoming a journey level Sign Fabricator. Work requires the continual movement of hands and arms, standing, reaching and bending, as well as lifting materials. Occasionally, some projects may require heavier effort in doing such tasks as erecting signs or displays, kneeling to letter vehicles and equipment, or climbing ladders. Most work is performed indoors in a "clean shop" equipped with explosion proof electrical fixtures, special exhaust fans, a fire rated ceiling, recessed lighting and sprinklers for safety purposes. Some work is performed outdoors in good weather. Some outdoor projects may require work near moving vehicles. Employees are subject to the possibility of irritation of eyes and skin from exposure to fumes, solvents or paints.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Performs shop and some outside work within capabilities and skills, using hand and power tools and equipment of the trade.
Receives formal and on the job instruction and training from a journey level Sign Fabricator or supervisor to accomplish a variety of sign fabrication tasks and to acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of the trade.
Uses knowledge of mathematics to learn how to plan and lay out work.
leans, sharpens and otherwise maintains the hand and power tools and equipment of the trade.
Drives to and from work sites.
Performs related duties as required.
Experience: No previous experience required.
Education: Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to use the common hand and power tools and equipment of the trade.
Ability to frequently lift, carry and set up tools, equipment, parts and materials that weigh up to 10 pounds and to occasionally lift and carry items that weigh up to 75 pounds.
Ability to work inside and outside where it may be necessary to work from ladders.
Ability to wear and use personal protective clothing and equipment for protection from dust, fumes and other irritants to the eyes, nose, ears and respiratory system.
Ability to prepare simple sketches and material lists.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license appropriate to the equipment operated by an employee in this class, in accordance with Maryland State Commercial Driver's License requirements.
Individuals appointed or promoted to this class will be required to serve a probationary period of six months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Core Exam II
Class Established: January, 1985
Revised: May, 1991(M)