Sign Installer Job Description

Updated on: August 6, 2016

The term “sign installer” is pretty self-explanatory. But the work of a sign installer is not that simple. While we may believe that all that a sign installer does is put up signs and be done with his work, there is more to this work than simply erecting signs. And the type of skills that this work requires also need to be looked into.

Position Overview

Sign installers may work for companies that work on high budgeted marketing projects or for advertising companies specifically. Their main job is to make sure that the sign board or flex that is assigned to them is properly installed so that it does not succumb to the rigors of weather changes. A sign installer has to be physically dexterous and not be afraid of heights, since he will be performing a lot of his work by climbing long ladders!


Eligibility criteria to work as a sign installer includes a high school diploma at the very least – or a GED. They should be able to drive a truck as sign installers often work solo or with just one more person – unless the sign in question is so big that it requires more people to handle it. Basic electric and wiring knowledge is a necessity in this job as signs often need to be hooked up to electricity.

Sign Installer Duties and Responsibilities

• Confirm that each assigned sign conforms to original instructions by comparing the two thoroughly
• Ascertain that there are no damages in the sign and take instructions for it to be installed, including location and timeline
• Load signs onto trucks and ensure that they are properly secured so that they do not fall or get damaged
• Transport signage to destination and prepare worksites by removing unwanted signage and clearing away old wires and electricity docks
• Determine proper layouts and communicate any issues to the supervisor
• Install signs by following strict instructions and by complying to the work order
• Ascertain that the sign is properly aligned so that it looks straight from the distance
• Hook up electric wires to electric poles or designated solar panels as instructed by the company
• Ascertain that electric wiring is properly grounded and that any loose wires are appropriately cut off or bound
• Fabricate metal parts such as steel frames and columns in accordance to provided blueprints and installation instructions