Would you like to see a different part of your city every day from a bird's eye view? This job is action-packed, and we provide all the training and equipment to start your full-time career. Our Billboard Installers complete anywhere from 20 to 50 billboard advertising installations per week. Our Lamar office in Duncansville, PA is now hiring a new Operations crew member to help us bring outdoor advertising campaigns to life for brands in Altoona, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.
This is an entry level position as an apprentice in a unionized shop. While in the apprenticeship, you earn over a dollar an hour raises yearly until you become a journeyman (journeyman salary is $50k plus). During your apprenticeship you can learn skills such as welding, electrical, LDD (lighted digital display) tech, CDL, NCCCO Certified Crane Operator, NCCCO Certified Rigger or Signalman.
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Lamar Advertising is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands stand out from the competition. We live by the Golden Rule, and we operate with honesty and integrity in every aspect of our business. We are open with our employees, transparent with our customers, and loyal to the communities in which we serve. We have been in business over 100 years, and we have stayed true to our mission and values. While Lamar is a large company, each office has its own culture and family atmosphere, making employees feel connected both locally and nationally.
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What you can expect from us:
- A comprehensive training/safety program
- An hourly rate of $16.98 / hour dependent on relevant experience and qualifications
- Performance and certification based pay increases
- Career advancement, license attainment, and certification opportunities
- Multiple medical plan options
- Dental and vision insurance
- 120 hours of paid time off (PTO) that increases with tenure
- 401K plan with company contributions for participation
- Incentivized wellness program
The purpose of this entry-level, full-time position is to install and maintain billboards, including installation of advertisements, maintenance of structures, and the construction upkeep of billboard cosmetics. This position most often works alone and must be able to manage work schedules effectively.
A Day in the Life:
As an Installer, you can expect to work alongside the Operations team to install and maintain billboards while prioritizing the safety of yourself and others. Installation most often includes handling a large advertisement printed on vinyl and ensuring it is properly assembled to the billboard structure. The tallest billboard structure in this market is around 100 feet, so comfort with heights is a must.
Maintenance of our billboards includes construction work such as tightening bolts, painting steel structures, repairing trim and various parts of a billboard sign face and structure, changing light bulbs, and more. As for power/manual tools: you bring the experience, we bring the equipment!
In this role you'll be expected to:
- Remove and hang flexes from billboards, remove and hang vinyls, cut and prepare flexes and vinyls for installation, cut, prepare and install copies on Tri-Visions
- Build and install extensions on billboards, cut brush/weeds, conduct storm damage repairs and minor electrical repairs, and maintain a clean workshop area
- Use power/manual tools while adhering to safety regulations
- Attend installer and construction safety meetings as required
- Maintain operation vehicles; maintain construction tools, equipment, and machinery
- Take completion photos for proof of performance of installations
What we're looking for in YOU:
- Willingness to work at heights up to 100 feet above the ground
- Strong communication skills. Ability to speak and read English fluently.
- Willingness to work and get along well with others
- Basic computer skills including Internet navigation and Microsoft Word & Excel.
- Ability to work from ladders and to carry a ladder and/or other tools to the worksite from vehicle.
- Working knowledge of electrical skills and techniques.
- Working knowledge of fabrication skills and techniques.
- Skill in reading technical documents, such as blueprints and diagrams.
- General knowledge of Lamar, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations
- Ability to safely use construction equipment
- Ability to climb heights and work at heights above ground safely
- Ability to document installations, through photographs and written logs
- Skill in the practical applications of mathematics, in relation to construction and operations tasks
- Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities
Education and Experience Requirements:
- A high school diploma or equivalent is required
- A valid driver's license is required.
- Ability to complete OSHA 10-hour Construction course required
- Previous experience working at heights up to 100 ft. above ground preferred
- Construction and/or billboard installation experience a plus, but not required
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
- The primary work environment for this position is outdoors, requiring the ability to work in adverse weather conditions and climb to heights up to 100 ft.
- The physical demands for this position include heavy lifting (up to 100 pounds), extensive bending, pushing, reaching, seeing (with a focus on reading, color distinction, acuity, depth perception, and peripheral vision), sitting less than 50% of the time, standing, stooping, talking, turning, walking, driving, and climbing.
- Nights spent away from home traveling are less than 10%.
- On-call shifts may be required.
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