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SX Contract
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Days, 8 Hours - 6:00A - 2:30P, Monday- Friday

#TP126386 Sign and Fabrication Maintenance Worker

Filing Deadline: Sun 12/31/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


  • Duration: 6 Month Temporary Role
  • Compensation and Benefits: $23.43/hour. Eligible for Medical Benefits, Vacation, Sick, and Holiday pay
  • Schedule is Monday - Friday 6:00A - 2:30P


Under general supervision performs sign fabrication work including but not limited to: reviewing design, layout, and location of signage with customers; completing work requests for signs, posters, name tags, nameplates, etc.

Track data such as font, size, color and location in computerized database; maintain inventory of supplies and prepare purchase orders as needed.

Research products, procedures and methods related to the field of engraving and sign-making. Coordinate work with Campus Planning Dept. according to campus signage program.

Perform maintenance and painting procedures in connection with the maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and equipment following EPA codes and regulations.


  • Demonstrated experience in design, fabrication, maintenance, repair and installation procedures typical to the sign making/paint trade in all types of buildings, facilities substructures, infrastructures, superstructures and parts thereof for a University, College, Hospital, Municipality or other large commercial facility.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience using signage materials, substrates, substrate preparation and fastening techniques.

  • Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining computerized router/engraving machines and laser engraver machines. Experience operating plotters, vinyl cutting and vinyl printing machines.

  • Experienced user of PC and/or Mac/computers, scanner hardware and software, and digital photography. Experience operating Graphic Design Software such as GSP Graphic Advantage, Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator.

  • Demonstrated experience using database software to record and track signage data.

  • Demonstrated experience operating engraving equipment.

  • Experience preparing surfaces to be painted such as sanding, scraping, wire brushing, and strip with a stripping compound. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with construction materials used in painting trade. Experience determining repair needs.

  • Current knowledge of ADA, fire and building code signage requirements, rules and regulations.

  • Demonstrated experience reading color charts, finish schedules and interpreting drawings and sketches.

  • Strong mathematical skills. Ability to perform mathematical computations typical to the trade.

  • Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated experience with the proper use of all power and hand tools (including power saw, power sander, airless spray gun) used in performance of assigned tasks, including cleaning, maintenance and care.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing work orders, descriptions and job estimates.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, self-motivation, adaptability, tactfulness and decisiveness. Ability to communicate effectively with many people of many diverse backgrounds including students, staff, faculty, and customers. Ability to effectively work with co-workers and customers to accomplish work with a high level of quality and efficiency.

  • Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships through a professional and helpful approach in handling customer service needs and problems.

  • Skill to organize and prioritize work. Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities. Ability to follow through and meet deadlines, and possess problem-solving skills and sound judgment.

  • Qualified operator of lifts including scissor lifts and boom lifts preferred.


  • DOJ/FBI background and DMV checks and clearances are required prior to hiring.

  • Must be able to occasionally work at heights from 20-30 feet using electric and hydraulic lifts and scaffolding.

  • Must be able to move through limited access spaces and cover distances on foot to widely separated work sites.

  • Must be physically able to perform essential functions of the position. May work overtime, alternate shifts, or call-back hours as necessary.

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $48,922 - $63,266 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $23.43 - $30.30

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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