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Graphics Installer

April 2024
Chicago, IL

Job Summary:

The graphics installer is responsible for the careful installation of graphics for Cushing customers. This requires careful reading of orders, understanding the proper use of installation tools, best application techniques, and thorough knowledge of various material specs. In addition, the installer must have ability to resolve on-site issues, communicate professionally with customers and colleagues, and have a high commitment to quality. Installers also show a thorough knowledge of the company’s other production areas and a general understanding of the printing industry. Ability work as a team, with a positive attitude is required.


  • Be an excellent communicator and feel comfortable chatting with clients, coworkers, and other members of the installation team about the graphics and the install process. Ability to operate a vehicle as well as maintain routine service.
  • Feel comfortable working with others on the jobsite and recognizing strengths to successfully complete an installation. Mentor others and offer advice on best practices.
  • Fully understand the written work order as well as the production operating system and how to make adjustments and notes; seek out updated information from Color Project Managers, Sales Project Managers, and CushIQ for most accurate production.
  • Ability to use a smartphone on the go, and accessing email, calendars, and maps to prepare for upcoming jobs and to communicate with your team. It will be your responsibility to stay on top of upcoming work and coordinate with the project managers on your team for best scheduling.


  • Frequent evaluation of daily and weekly workload to best determine priority items and manage regular installation schedule to control overtime.
  • Confirm completion of upcoming installation projects by checking material, sizing, quality, and overall accuracy.
  • Maintain a very clean and safe jobsite and work area; clean up after yourself and keep tools and supplies organized. You may be tasked with ordering and upkeep of install supplies.
  • Work with team members to facilitate successful completion of graphics for installations; ability to read and understand shared calendars and help resolve scheduling conflicts; ability to assist other departments when needed.
  • Supply completion photographs to ColorLab team in a timely manner.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Production Manager.

Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma required, experience with printing graphics preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and feel comfortable driving and parking a vehicle and maintain routine service.
  • Must have experience with graphic installations. Please show us your portfolio – we’d love to see some examples of work you’ve personally installed.
  • Experience with wet and dry application methods preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to interact with customers as well as Graphics supervisor and colleagues
  • Computer skills to use basic office software, e-mail, calendar, internet
  • Schedule flexibility: could include early morning, late evenings, or weekend work.
  • Some lifting required, up to 50 lbs; ability to perform all physical functions needed to complete installation
  • Must have familiarity with ladders, construction tools such as power drills and levels
  • Construction/Carpentry knowledge preferred but not required
  • Lift certification or Installation Certification from a reputable brand preferred but not required



Company Overview

Cushing is a family business looking to hire self-starting, multi-tasking professionals, enthused about new technology, learning new skills, and having fun along the way. Cushing is immersed in the creative world of branding, graphic imaging, traditional printing, project management, and hands on graphic installation.

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More than employees, leadership views the team as an extension of their family, striving to invest in their personal and professional growth. Employees are cross trained and should anticipate doing a variety of tasks in a close-knit working environment.

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