Sign Erector and Repairer

Erect wood or metal framework for use as billboards.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sign Erector and Repairers do?

Erects wood or metal framework for use as billboards for outdoor advertisements: Examines blueprints and measures distances with rule and tape to lay out work. Cuts wooden structural parts to shape and size, using power-driven woodworking machines. Directs HOLE-DIGGER-TRUCK DRIVER in digging holes and setting poles to support structure. Drills holes in masonry or concrete walls with portable power drill, and installs anchor bolts, working from swinging scaffold to install supports on side of buildings. Bolts or nails billboard framework to supports, and directs WELDER, ARC in welding metal joints. Bolts, nails, or screws wood or metal panels to framework to form base for billboards. Bolts, screws, or clips metal trim in place to form decorative seal for joints between panel and framework. Erects scaffolds and hoists. Repairs billboards by replacing defective parts. May fabricate sign parts, using woodworking and metalworking machines. May paint completed billboard. May install floodlight fixtures. May dig post holes by hand and secure posts in holes.

Should I be a Sign Erector and Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Aluminum Siding Applicator, Brick Siding Applicator, Repairer, Mirror and Picture Frame, Repairer, Sash and Door

    How to Become a
    Sign Erector and Repairer

    Sign Erector and Repairers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Sign Erector and Repairer-related education!
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