Construction - Billboard Installer - Military veterans preferred

Lamar Advertising Company (

$17-22 /hr

  full-time   employee

United States

Would you like to see a different part of your city every day from a bird's eye view? This job is action-packed, and we provide all the training and equipment to start your full-time career. Our Billboard Installers complete anywhere from 20 to 50 billboard advertising installations per week. Our Lamar office in Escanaba, Michigan is now hiring a new Operations crew member to help us bring outdoor advertising campaigns to life for brands in Escanaba, MI and the surrounding areas.

The purpose of this entry-level, full-time position is to install and maintain billboards, including installation of advertisements, maintenance of structures, and the construction upkeep of billboard cosmetics. This position most often works alone and must be able to manage work schedules effectively.

Overnight travel may be required on a monthly basis for this position.

What you can expect from us:

A 4/10 schedule, Monday - Thursday (40 hours/week, 10-hour days) work schedule 
An hourly range of $17 - 22 / hour dependent on relevant experience and qualifications
120 hours of paid time off (PTO) that increases with tenure
12 paid company holidays including Presidents Day and Juneteenth
A comprehensive 6-week training program 
Career advancement opportunities
Ongoing professional development and internal leadership programs to maximize your career potential
Multiple medical plan options
Dental and vision insurance
401K plan with company contributions for participation 
Paid parental leave
Wellness program incentives such as medical plan premium holidays and HSA contributions

A Day in the Life: 

As an Installer, you can expect to work alongside the Operations team to install and maintain billboards while prioritizing the safety of yourself and others. Installation most often includes handling a large advertisement printed on vinyl and ensuring it is properly assembled to the billboard structure. The tallest billboard structure in the company is around 200 feet, so comfort with heights is a must. 

Maintenance of our billboards includes construction work such as tightening bolts, painting steel structures, repairing trim and various parts of a billboard sign face and structure, changing light bulbs, and more. As for power/manual tools: you bring the experience, we bring the equipment! 

In this role you'll be expected to:

Remove and hang flexes from billboards, remove and hang vinyls, cut and prepare flexes and vinyls for installation, cut, prepare and install copies on Tri-Visions
Build and install extensions on billboards, cut brush/weeds, conduct storm damage repairs and minor electrical repairs, and maintain a clean workshop area
Use power/manual tools while adhering to safety regulations
Attend installer and construction safety meetings as required
Maintain operation vehicles; maintain construction tools, equipment, and machinery
Take completion photos for proof of performance of installations

What we're looking for in YOU: 

Ability to work alone and manage your work schedule effectively
Willingness to work at heights up to 100 feet above the ground
Strong communication skills. Ability to speak and read English fluently.
Willingness to work and get along well with others
Basic computer skills including Internet navigation and Microsoft Word & Excel.
Ability to work from ladders and to carry a ladder and/or other tools to the worksite from vehicle.
Working knowledge of electrical skills and techniques.
Working knowledge of fabrication skills and techniques.
Skill in reading technical documents, such as blueprints and diagrams.
General knowledge of Lamar, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations
Ability to safely use construction equipment
Ability to climb heights and work at heights above ground safely
Ability to document installations, through photographs and written logs
Skill in the practical applications of mathematics, in relation to construction and operations tasks
Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities

Education and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required
A valid driver's license is required.
Ability to complete OSHA 10-hour Construction course required
CDL and Non-CDL licenses are a plus, but not required!
Previous experience working at heights up to 200 ft. above ground preferred
Construction and/or billboard installation experience a plus, but not required

Please note: Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to complete an 8-15 minute personality assessment. This assessment compares your professional soft skills to the skills required for success in this role. Please answer honestly; this is not a test! Not completing this assessment could result in disqualification from consideration for this position. 

Candidates with a disability in need of an accommodation to fulfill our application requirements should email

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The primary work environment for this position is outdoors, requiring the ability to work in adverse weather conditions and climb to heights up to 200 ft.
The physical demands for this position include heavy lifting (up to 100 pounds), extensive bending, pushing, reaching, seeing (with a focus on reading, color distinction, acuity, depth perception, and peripheral vision), sitting less than 50% of the time, standing, stooping, talking, turning, walking, driving, and climbing.
Nights spent away from home traveling are less than 10%.
On-call shifts may be required.

Who we are:

Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world. With over 351,000 displays across the United States and Canada, Lamar is dedicated to helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.

We provide ad space through:

Interstate logos
Handpainted murals
Transportation and airports
The largest network of digital billboards in the United States

We live by the Golden Rule, and we operate with honesty and integrity in every aspect of our business. We are open with our employees, transparent with our customers, and loyal to the communities in which we serve. While Lamar is a large company, each office has its own culture and family atmosphere, making employees feel connected both locally and nationally.

We are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices and use a number of innovative strategies to reduce our environmental impact. We are actively working to reduce our annual greenhouse gas emissions and are projecting a 70% decrease by 2026 as a result of our efforts.

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