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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:

Installation - Head Fitter


The Head Installer will be part of our team of experienced signage installers and will be responsible for efficiently installing and maintaining a wide variety of sign types, both electrical and non-electrical, manufactured by Astra Signs Limited or under a maintenance agreement.

Due to the technical nature of the signage industry, Head Installers must possess or acquire a working knowledge of how signs are manufactured and installed. Maintaining continuous familiarity with the design techniques and processes used to install signs, and an understanding of the CDM process is key to success.


Head Installers will be responsible for managing safe wear and tear and maintaining allocated company owned vehicles to ensure that the vehicle is always fit for its intended use.


1. Attention to detail;
2. Ability to work to procedures and time pressures in a safe manner;
3. Good communicator;
4. Flexible approach to working hours to satisfy the needs of the business
5. PC literate with administration skills;
6. Ability to prioritise workload;
7. Flexible and trustworthy;

ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES (Essential Minimum Requirements to Undertake the Role)

1. Full UK Driving License (with Minimum of 2 years' experience)
2. 5 years sign installation experience of various sign types
3. Experience of application of vinyl graphics and digitally printed media
4. Ability to understand architectural drawings and floor plans
5. CSCS, IPAF, PASMA preferred
6. Ability to work at height
7. Understanding of Graphics and Design processes
8. Previous experience in making electrical connections an advantage.
9. Good communication skills.
10. Able to speak and read English proficiently.
11. Proficiency with hand and power tools.
12. Experience of site work and writing RAMS to suit site conditions


1. Full time position – 40.25 hours per week with overtime
2. Basic core hours of work are 7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday – Thursday and 7.30am – 3.30pm Friday
3. Flexibility is a must. Start and finish times may vary daily, Monday – Friday with weekend work as required by the installation schedule
4. Annual holidays, 20 Days plus Statutory Bank Holidays
5. Probation Period 3 Months

If you are interested in applying for this position you should send a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position to planning@astrasigns.com.

All applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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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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