Full Time: Sign Shop Technician with IMS in Indianapolis · IN

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POSITION TITLE: Sign Shop Technician
DEPARTMENT: Facilities
REPORTS TO: Sign Shop Foreman

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment and the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. However, we are also about people. A talented staff with diverse skills that are used to the fullest in order to stage the world's greatest motor racing events. Employees at IMS are challenged daily to excel in an environment featuring a pace that matches the high speed of the machines that race at our famous facility. Working for us is a demanding, yet rewarding, endeavor for dedicated professionals who want to reach their ultimate potential amid the excitement, tradition and pageantry of the World’s Greatest Race Course.

The Sign Shop Technician is responsible for producing and installing vinyl graphics and rigid signage around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and surrounding properties. The Technician will also assist in the printing of signage and creation of print ready files using computer programs to generate or recreate logos, text and other graphics.

• Installs vinyl graphics on various surfaces (Vehicle, Metal, Plastic, Wood)
• Installs outdoor and indoor signage and creates structures for support of such signage
• Prints logos or designs on vinyl by use of specialized sign equipment and computer programs
• Measures specific dimensions for sign placement and/or design size - either during creation of designs or on site of where installation will occur
• Uses computer programs to generate or recreate logos, text, and other graphic designs
• Reads work order or receives instruction from supervisor regarding specific tasks assigned
• Cuts material for installation of design (plastic, wood, metal or other) using handsaws, table saws and/or other equipment
• Cuts material either by hand or plotting devices to create vinyl and other materials in certain shapes or patterns to be incorporated for specific signage or design application
• Uses ladders and/or lifts to apply and install signage in some situations
• Cleans and/or prepares surfaces of objects or materials that will receive such signage and or designs, using cleaning chemicals and other methods
• Removes old or outdated signage from existing structures and/or objects
• Maintains and keep all equipment clean and up to date
• Work with outside vendors and/or technicians responsible for providing equipment and/or supplies for all areas of related work
• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor. The Facilities Department is responsible for the entirety of the grounds and buildings at IMS. Due to the sometime-unpredictable nature of being a multi-event facility, all members of the Facilities team may be required to occasionally help with responsibilities outside their normal job description.
• Enthusiasm for and commitment to the Company values and culture

Supervisory Responsibilities
• No supervisory responsibilities
• High school graduate or GED, or equivalent experience
• Minimum three years’ experience required installing and making various types of signage
• Vehicle graphics installer a plus
• Knowledge of the following programs preferred: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Flexi sign, Flexi Print, Rip Software
• Computer experience, knowledge of sign industry
• General mathematic skills such as reading of measuring devices, decimal conversion of inches, cost figuring, figuring square feet or area at a high school graduate level
• High integrity and confidentiality with strong people skills
• Innovative thinker and self-starter

Travel/Work Hours
• No travel required. Must be able to work overtime and weekends as needed.
• Required ability to work long hours, evenings, weekends & holidays during entire event season.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• The ability to lift up to 50lbs.
• Frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, and repeated bending.
• Frequent use of hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Employee will frequently work outdoors, which requires physical strength and stamina to endure extreme heat, cold, rain and other conditions.
• Work on site may be dirty, dusty, muddy and/or under noisy conditions.
• The noise level in the work environment can be loud, due to professional racing events. 

Full-time employees enjoy a very competitive benefit package. Benefits include:
• Medical, including tax-advantaged Health Savings Account
• Dental & Vision
• 401K with company match up to 5%
• Paid Vacation, Personal & Sick Days, 10 Paid Holidays
• Company Paid Life Insurance with an option to purchase additional voluntary life, accident and critical illness insurance.
• Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
• Paid Maternity / Paternity Leave
• On-site Workout Facility
• Complimentary tickets to major IMS events
• Company provides uniform and boots (every 2 years) for this position
• Employees also enjoy various supplier and sponsor discounts.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and/or events.

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