Commercial Sign Painter

$18.00/hr.+ Based Off Experience

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Commercial Sign Painter at La Crosse Sign Group will apply their skills in painting to create, restore and maintain signs used in industrial and commercial settings. This includes preparing surfaces, mixing paints, applying stencils and graphics, painting using different application tools, and ensuring all signs meet specific quality standards.  

Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

  • Prepare surfaces for painting by removing grease, dirt, or rust using abrasives, solvents, and brushes. Smooths and applies primer.
  • Mix and match colors to produce the desired hues and ensure paint adheres properly to surfaces.
  • Apply paint and any decorative/protective coatings using brushes, rollers, and spray equipment to obtain a smooth and consistent finish.
  • Manage inventory of supplies such as paints, solvents, brushes, and applicators. Organizes stockroom.
  • Maintains the spray booth and other ancillary paint spraying equipment (spray guns, air compressor, etc.) to prescribed schedule and as needed; this will include changing filters, keeping the walls and floors clean, along with other tasks.
  • Performs quality assurance procedures to ensure La Crosse Sign Group standards are achieved.
  • Assist with continuous improvement initiatives by creating and following process standards, remains flexible to complete tasks collaboratively with team members and offers suggestions for improvement.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of trends in industry and technology to serve as an informational resource to leaders and customers.
  • Completes all paperwork related to the painting process.
  • Trains coworkers and assists in establishing finishing and sanding standards in Fabrication. Will work in and support other production departments as needed.  
  • Complies with all safety procedures to minimize health risks and the effect of painting on the work environment.
  • Ensure compliance with all fire codes including storage and mixing limits, as well as labels and disposes of any hazardous materials following state and federal regulations.  


  • Experience painting, preferably in the automotive or sign industries.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply paint on a variety of materials i.e., Aluminum, steel, sheet metal, acrylic, and wood.  
  • Paint and bodywork prep skills.
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints for special applications.
  • Ability to see color and natural aesthetic instincts.
  • Familiarity with painting tools, mixing and application processes.
  • Time management skills to ensure tasks are completed on schedule while still maintaining quality standards.
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Willingness to educate and support peers and team members.
  • Commitment to quality and safety standards.

Working Conditions:

Operates in a demanding, fast-paced, people-oriented production environment with routine exposure to dirt, noise, temperature variance, chemicals, and solvents. Works primarily on concrete surfaces and occasionally on ladders. Deadline pressure is an integral part of the job with the potential for managing multiple project assignments. Frequent mental and visual concentration needed for reading/assimilating complex and technical compliance information. Works with a variety of people including vendors, customers, employees, and leadership.

Required Work Schedule:

Work hours are generally during normal production hours 6:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Thursday with variable hours on Fridays, and an average of at least 40 hours a week. There may be small variations in work hours due to special projects, training new and existing staff, and meeting customer deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

Will alternate walking, sitting, and standing throughout work shift. Ability to paint in a variety of positions including, but not limited to kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, turning, and climbing. Must be able to climb and stand on a ladder for periods of time. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds at times during the shift. There is regular use of the keyboard and telephone. Requires the ability to receive detailed information through verbal communication. Vision acuity corrected to 20/40; Must pass Ishihara Color Assessment and receive a minimum of average/normal color vision score on Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hues and D-15.

Conditions of Employment

For over 100 years, La Crosse Sign Group has worked diligently to develop an organization dedicated to the service of our clients. From our humble beginnings in 1917, we have adapted to an ever-expanding and diverse industry. Our evolution into what we are today happened as a result of company leaders, hiring the best people in the industry and empowering them to act decisively. We now have three locations in Wisconsin; La Crosse, Madison, and Eau Claire. Through everything we do, we will continue to reach higher and not only meet, but also exceed the expectations of our clients with our proven process of consultation, creation, and conclusion.

Our mission is to help companies make an extraordinary first impression. We all know how important a first impression can be, it can make or break someone's decision to be your friend, buy your product, or to even enter your business in the first place. At La Crosse Sign Group our purpose is to help businesses make a statement that will "wow" customers and leave a lasting positive impact. This purpose, paired with our expertise in custom fabrication and design, fuel our cause of helping our communities and local businesses succeed.

La Crosse Sign operates under EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, where we value input and ideas from all employees and live by the following Core Values:

  • Leading with a commitment to excellence
  • Supportive of one another win or lose
  • Grateful every day
  • Mindful of our actions
  • Adaptable to change
  • Always putting safety first


  • Two weeks of Paid Time Off and additional Paid Personal Time
  • Paid holidays
  • 401k, with up to a 4% company match
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Opportunity for Annual Profit Sharing
  • Exceptional Employee Assistance Program
  • Year-round work schedule
  • And so much more...

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