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Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, is one of the worlds leading teaching and research universities. Since opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for success.
Supporting this mission is a staff of more than 11,000 that is rooted in a culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
Stanford University, Department of Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is committed to the preservation and enhancement of Stanfords campus and adjoining lands and constructs and maintains the facilities in which advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. LBRE takes pride in the care and stewardship of the 8,100 acres that make Stanford the special place that it is.
LBRE is seeking qualified applicants for the Electrician Specialist position. This is a full-time continuing position.
The Sign Shop technician performs a wide variety of tasks involved in providing campus-wide signage needs. The Sign Shop technician takes direction from the shop lead or supervisor and assists in all stages of projects. In addition, the technician may manage projects independently. Main tasks includes consultation with clients, designing and producing signage, signage installation, communicating with other shops during collaborative assignments, and ordering materials. The Sign Shop technician will periodically collaborate with university clients (i.e., University Architecture Office) to ensure there is continuity with the Sign Shop and University signage requirements. Excellent customer service skills are required to help consult with clients on signage needs, give suggestions, and provide realistic timelines. The Sign Shop technician also safely operates tools common in the industry such as various cutters and drills. The Sign Shop technician must be open to performing additional tasks to assist other shops as needed. The position has the opportunity for growth in expanding the production capabilities of the shop and becoming more involved in graphic design.
REQUIREMENTS / KNOWLEDGE
The Sign Shop technician must have working knowledge of a large format solvent printer, vinyl plotter, engraver, and accompanying software. S/he must also have basic knowledge of maintenance and cleaning of Sign Shop equipment. The Sign Shop technician must be proficient in estimating sign work when the Lead Sign Technician or supervisor is unavailable. The Sign Shop technician must have knowledge of the materials and techniques used in the sign industry.
Experience in the following areas is required:
Weeding and taping cut vinyl graphics.
Applying cut vinyl and printed graphics to substrates common in the sign industry.
Installing cut vinyl and printed graphics on site and on vehicles.
Graphic removals from vehicles, glass, and other surfaces.
Tools regularly used in the industry.
Working knowledge of:
Large format printers, vinyl plotter, and engraver and accompanying software.
Basic knowledge of:
Graphic design concepts applicable to the signage industry.
Various file types and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The Sign Shop Technician must be skilled in the safe use of tools, materials and equipment used in the Sign Shop and common building maintenance trades. S/he is required to follow verbal and written instructions and be able to communicate well with others. The technician must be able to lift up to 75 lb., climb ladders, bend and stoop intermittently, and work in elevated temperature zones. S/he must be able to recognize and report asbestos hazards. This level of skill would generally be associated with two years of actual work experience in the trade. This may include time spent as an apprentice or in vocational training. A California driver's license is required.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.