Sign Fabrication & Installation

As a sign hanger and builder, your job includes installing, mounting, servicing and repairing signs in commercial, industrial and high-rise residential settings. Your duties include preparing poles, buildings, billboards and other structures for installations, and then mounting the signs.

You also have a chance to showcase your creativity and skills in some of the most photographed and well-traveled places in the world, from Times Square in New York City to the cold, frozen wasteland known as Wisconsin. This includes fabricating signage that will be seen by thousands and millions of people.

To perform this work, you will gain a functional knowledge of various types of signs including vinyl, electrical signs and road signs.

You will also attain a sound understanding of the applicable installation methods, materials and safety measures to create and place these signs, along with the ability to operate hand and power tools needed to get the job done.

SMART represents a diverse range of occupations. If becoming a sign hanger and builder is for you, start here at this link to take the first step towards your new career.

The world’s largest scoreboard at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, was built and installed by SMART members and signatory contractor Eastern Sign Tech.

Our Careers

Take a look at some of the job areas SMART is proud to represent!

  • Architectural Sheet Metal
  • Bus Operators & Mechanics
  • CAD, Drafting & Detailing
  • Freight Rail
  • HVAC Installation
  • HVAC Shop/Fabrication
  • Lagging
  • Passenger Rail
  • Production / Manufacturing
  • Rail Mechanical
  • Residential HVAC
  • Service and Refrigeration
  • Roofing
  • Shipyard
  • Sign Fabrication & Installation
  • Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency (TAB)
  • Transit & Commuter Rail
  • Industrial and Shop Welding
  • Yardmaster

Become a SMART Member

Take the next step on your journey towards a rewarding career. Learn how you can become a SMART member.

Member Voices

Hear about the union directly from SMART members themselves.

Meet Carol Jones

Longtime Amtrak conductor Carol Jones — who is also a local chairperson with SMART-TD Local 1361 out of New Haven, Conn. — shares her story of coming up in the transportation industry and working as a pioneering woman in the passenger rail sector.

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