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Signage jobs

Working at Astra Signs

We’re always looking for new talent and skilled craftsmen to add to the Astra Signs team, especially at our base in central Manchester. Any current vacancies are detailed below.

If you’d like to know more about what we do, take a look at our signage services or get in touch.

Current vacancies:

Installation - Fitters Mate

LOCATION

We are specifically looking for fitters mates from the Leeds area. Other areas in the immediate vicinity of Leeds may be considered.

The location of the Head office is Unit 1, First Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1JZ. Although this is the base of work, you will be required to travel to various locations to suit the business’s needs. Core operating hours are 7.30am – 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday and 7:30am to 3:30pm on Friday. You may be required to work outside these hours to satisfy customers and suppliers demands.

REPORTING

To report to the head fitter

PURPOSE

The primary purpose of this position is to work within the Installation Department, supporting the head fitter in the installation of a variety of sign types employing various different skills. In this role, you will also learn from the head fitter, the Installation Manager, and other support staff in order become a competent sign fitter.  This requires being observant, inquisitive and getting involved in all aspects of the job at hand.  We take the Health & Safety of our staff very seriously, therefore the successful candidate will observe all the Health & Safety procedures set by Astra Signs and any client specific requirements. A flexible approach to work and a willingness to work in is a must, as you may be asked to work unsociable hours, or within different departments to suit the requirements of the business.  The following qualifications/certifications are desirable, but not necessary: CSCS, IPAF & PASMA; however additional/subsequent training will be offered.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills (and the ability to read and write in English)
  • Be numerate and have an understanding of arithmetic
  • Must not be colour blind or severely visually impaired
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good head for heights, a lot of our work is from MEWPs, scaffolding and other access equipment
  • Driving licence is essential due to long journeys
  • A general knowledge of use of power tools and general hand tools
  • Excellent punctuality
  • Good personality as we are working with the customers on site
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Able to work the occasional weekend and out of town, to suit the business and customer needs

 

The areas to which responsibilities extend

Company Wide, Ensuring: Product Quality, Environmental impacts, Health & Safety, Information & Reporting and Ensuring Company Practices are Maintained.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position you should send a resume/CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position to planning@astrasigns.com.

All applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

We are specifically looking for fitters mates from the Leeds area. Other areas in the immediate vicinity of Leeds may be considered.

 

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Technical Estimator

  • Review Technical Drawings from Initial Enquiry / Tender
  • Define customers’ precise requirements & assist with specifications.
  • Decide on feasibility of fabrication based on British BS559 and European Standards including Structural and Electrical Design Consideration and Health & Safety requirements.
  • Plan, implement and schedule project timelines
  • Identify Sub Contractors where necessary and collate and negotiate costs.
  • Float Engineer non-stock materials.
  • Liaise & coordinate with all employees project based.

 

  • Engineering or Technical Signage Design experience essential.
  • Experience in Bespoke Signage Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance
  • Experience in Graphic Display – Large Format Digital Printing
  • Knowledge of Digital Signage and Signage Systems
  • Tharstens or Clarity system experience would be preferred.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
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Graphic finisher

Your role will be to operate within the Digital Department around the large format printing equipment and will be tasked with mainly the following:

  • Laminating/finishing of Digital prints using various laminating films, onto various substrates
  • To be able to finish Pop-up graphics, roller banner graphics & finishing banners using our banner welding & sewing equipment, all to a high standard.

In addition to the above candidates with VINYL/PLOTTER operation skills, to be able to prepare, cut & apply vinyl to various surfaces including vehicles would have a distinct advantage

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