Sign Maker and Installer

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Vancouver Airport Authority

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to Connect BC proudly to the World. Safety is at the core of everything we do; we’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people. With high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness, we’re looking for someone to join our team.Vancouver Airport Authority strives for a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We support the Employment Equity Act and take measures to ensure fair employment practices and treatment of employees across our organization. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We encourage applicants to self-identify with a designated group(s) to support our team in filling gaps in areas where we can be more diverse. We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or [email protected] We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Sign Maker and Installer in the Facilitation and Passenger Programs team within the Passenger Journey Department. As a key member of the team, the successful candidate will be responsible for producing and installing signage at YVR, ensuring it meets our specifications and standards. We are looking for a multi-talented team member who is comfortable designing layouts, as well as producing and installing signage throughout the facility. This role is key to ensuring YVR meets our regulatory requirements, in addition to ensuring passengers have an exceptional experience at YVR.Key responsibilities include:Plan closely with internal and external stakeholders on signage requests to ensure they meet standards and specifications; as the subject matter expert, you will decide on the best materials and installation techniques for signage requestsCreate signage artwork based on signage standards, for both fabrication, as well as content for digital signsDevelop new signage layouts and standards for non-standardized sign requestsAssess proposed signage locations in the planning stage before design and fabrication in order to recommend an optimal signage solution, if neededProduce signage which can include, but is not limited to, creation of pull-up banners, office markers, nameplates, free-standing signs, sign faces for back-lit overhead signage, plinths, stanchion-toppers, sandwich boards, curb signs, removable decals, vehicle decals and magnetic signsInstall non-illuminated signage throughout the airport  Conduct signage audits which may result in sign repair or maintenanceOrder supplies, source materials, in addition to other administrative duties as assigned to maintain the sign shopMaintain sign log, coordinate requests and installation with stakeholders or third party installersDocument new standards and update the signage standards manual and specs on a regular basisKey qualifications include:At least one year of sign making experience and one year of computer graphics program experience, supplemented by a minimum of a high school diploma; or an equivalent combination of training and experienceKnowledge of different types of signage application techniques, and current processes for fabrication of both illuminated and non-illuminated signage, both indoor and outdoorSign-making skills such as weeding, taping and transferring to substratesExperience with various pieces of sign-making equipment including saws, knives, hand tools, computer plotter and large format printerExperience with MS Office and graphics programs such as Flexi Sign, Gerber Omega and Adobe IllustratorKnowledge of various signage materials and substratesGraphic design and layout experienceAbility to work on a ladderAbility to lift rolls of vinyl for large format printerExcellent interpersonal skills, with experience handling customer concerns in positive and empathetic mannerExperience with various sign installation techniques including vinyl wrappingAttention to detail and ability to proof layout design and text for errorsAbility to design and fabricate to existing specs and standards, along with creative ability to develop or modify designs as requiredThis position is open to Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.Vancouver International Airport is a Living Wage employer. This means all Vancouver Airport Authority workers earn at least a living wage. Living Wage for Families B.C. has determined the hourly rate of pay at which a household can meet its basic expenses. The 2022 living wage rate in Metro Vancouver is $20.52.Health and safety are at the core of how we operate at YVR. We are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for our workforce and protecting the health and safety of our employees, passengers, partners and community by taking reasonable, preventative measures to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19. On June 20, 2022, the Government of Canada suspended the requirement that employees of federally regulated workplaces be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates are advised that the current suspension of the vaccination mandate may be revoked by the Government of Canada at any time, and that vaccination requirements may be reintroduced in the future.