Graphic Installation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 11/30/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Goodwill is one of the leading non-profit brands in the world and one of the largest non-profits in Southern California. We are a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused on our Mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal!

Primary Responsibility / Summary

The Graphic Installation Specialist is responsible for wrapping vehicles, application of fleet graphics, wall murals, banners, rigid panel signs, and other signage. The Specialists mounts and/or laminates prints and provides quality assurance to ensure the efficient production of quality, accurate graphics. This position also completes graphic installations on windows, walls and vehicles, both in-house and at customer locations, throughout the Southern California area and leads employees in instruction of installations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Wraps vehicles, applies fleet graphics, wall murals, banners, rigid panel signs, and other signage.
  • Completes installs efficiently without sacrificing quality of work.
  • Trains others in full vehicle wraps. (Box trucks, trailers, windows and walls)
  • Assists with setting production work schedule for processing requests. Able to plan and coordinate, on short notice, printing of rush jobs.
  • Operates printing production equipment as needed. Properly sets up various types of print jobs.
  • Creates digital print-ready files; determines media types, weights, finishes, and sizes for project application
  • Coordinates with Print Shop Manager for preparing job cost estimates and job specifics.
  • Develops Digital Printing Career Training Program for certification and fulfills role of instructor for installations.
  • Supervises 1 - 2 employees. Leads trainees in lab work connected to training class installation modules.
  • Complies and ensures adherence to project requirements. Maintains a safe working environment through inspections and training.
  • Travel to Goodwill locations in Southern California. Driving record must be acceptable by company’s insurance vendor.

Education & Experience

  • Team Lead experience.
  • Some college in graphics design preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience directly related installation experience as lead or main installer and prior vehicle wrapping of a minimum of 10 – 20 vehicles required.
  • Experience installing vinyl on walls, windows, concrete, brick, and other surfaces both inside and outside of stores, offices, and other commercial buildings required.
  • Installer certification from 3M, Orafol, or Avery Dennison CWI or other industry recognition preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate light-duty hand tools, drills, saws, tape measures and be comfortable working on a ladder at heights.
  • Demonstrated ability to install wide-format vinyl prints on windows, walls, posts, ground surfaces, vehicles, and hang sign panels, as well as interior and exterior graphics and letters.
  • Strong communication, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill in application of cut vinyl to various substrates.
  • Advanced knowledge proficiency of computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and E-mail.
  • Knowledge and experience using various graphic design and layout software and tools including but not limited to Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, CorelDRAW, Onyx V10, Sign Lab V10, and Caldera V13.
  • Working knowledge of EFI Fiery printing interface with familiarity to Canon printers and HP large format
  • Abilities to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Valid CA driver's license and state-required auto insurance required.
  • Spanish / English bilingual preferred.
  • Understands the basic philosophy of Goodwill and participates fully in carrying out its mission.
  • Covid Vaccination Verification required.

Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.