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Signage jobs

Working at Astra Signs

We’re always looking for new talent and skilled craftsmen to add to the Astra Signs team, especially at our base in central Manchester. Any current vacancies are detailed below.

If you’d like to know more about what we do, take a look at our signage services or get in touch.

Current vacancies:

Pre-Press & Print Operative

Astra Signs Ltd wish to recruit an experienced Pre-Press and Print Operative to join our Digital department

Previous experience with large format printing is essential

Qualities and Experience that are needed:


• The ability to work within a busy Studio ensuring high quality print and signage is produced at all times

• Working on both Apple Mac and Windows computers

• Experience of using rip software including Onyx Fiery and Esko Software to send files to the printers•Competent using Adobe Creative Suite

• The ability to prepare files for print: checking sizes, bleed, quality and colour management to ensure the quality of the end product 

• The ability to set up Print to Cut files for various plotters, routers and flatbed cutting machines

• Setting up and running digital printers both roll to roll and flatbed, loading and unloading machines

• Performing daily and weekly maintenance tasks and reporting any faults 

• Good Communications skills will be essential as well as being able to maintain and work in a clean environment

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Technical Estimator

  • Review Technical Drawings from Initial Enquiry / Tender
  • Define customers’ precise requirements & assist with specifications.
  • Decide on feasibility of fabrication based on British BS559 and European Standards including Structural and Electrical Design Consideration and Health & Safety requirements.
  • Plan, implement and schedule project timelines
  • Identify Sub Contractors where necessary and collate and negotiate costs.
  • Float Engineer non-stock materials.
  • Liaise & coordinate with all employees project based.


  • Engineering or Technical Signage Design experience essential.
  • Experience in Bespoke Signage Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance
  • Experience in Graphic Display – Large Format Digital Printing
  • Knowledge of Digital Signage and Signage Systems
  • Tharstens or Clarity system experience would be preferred.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
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Graphic finisher

Your role will be to operate within the Digital Department around the large format printing equipment and will be tasked with mainly the following:

  • Laminating/finishing of Digital prints using various laminating films, onto various substrates
  • To be able to finish Pop-up graphics, roller banner graphics & finishing banners using our banner welding & sewing equipment, all to a high standard.

In addition to the above candidates with VINYL/PLOTTER operation skills, to be able to prepare, cut & apply vinyl to various surfaces including vehicles would have a distinct advantage

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