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Franklin Outdoor Advertising is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in Minnesota. We offer our clients a variety of advertising formats, helping local as well as national businesses succeed in a highly competitive environment. View our current opportunities below.


Administrative Assistant

Franklin Outdoor Advertising is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in Minnesota. We offer our clients a variety of advertising formats, helping local as well as national businesses succeed in a highly competitive environment.

The purpose of this position is to provide secretarial support in our graphics shop. The job duties will include a wide range of duties, working with a variety of people. It will also involve processing documents, preparing spreadsheets, maintaining databases and communicating with customers and co-workers. If you are comfortable working both independently and with instruction from others in a stable company (40% of our employees have been here for 15+ years), we have an opportunity for you!

We offer a highly competitive and comprehensive compensation & benefits package for all full-time employees. Some of our benefit offerings include but are not limited to: multiple medical plan options, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation/sick time, a profit-sharing plan, and a company sponsored retirement plan.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Enter data and track work orders
  • Answer phones
  • Assist customers
  • Report to management
  • Order products
  • Cleaning
  • Assist graphics personnel with printing and assembly functions
  • Website updating of photos and traffic counts
  • Update production schedule
  • Communicate with co-workers
  • Prepare reports
  • Assist with timecards
  • Develop procedures
  • Assist in scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Other related activities as determined by management

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Maintain high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret verbal/written requests and directions
  • Work well in both a team environment as well as independently
  • Able to multi-task and balance multiple priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point). Database experience a plus
  • Ethics - treating people with respect and integrity, upholding organizational values
  • Planning/Organization – prioritizing work and using time efficiently
  • Language - English

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with Basecamp a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator a plus
  • Two-years administrative experience preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record

Job Type: Full-time (though 30 or so hours per week may work for the right candidate)
Pay rate - $13 to $15 per hour

Real Estate Representative

Franklin Outdoor Advertising is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in Minnesota. We offer our clients a variety of advertising formats, helping local as well as national businesses succeed in a highly competitive environment.

The purpose of this position is to perform all real estate market activities under the direction of the Lease Manager. If you are comfortable working independently in a stable company (40% of our employees have been here for 15+ years), we have a full-time opportunity for you!

We offer a highly competitive and comprehensive compensation & benefits package for all full-time employees. Some of our benefit offerings include, but are not limited to: company car, multiple medical plan options, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation/sick time, a profit sharing plan, phone stipend and a company sponsored retirement plan.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Negotiates lease renewals
  • Insure the maintenance of existing leaseholds
  • Develop new inventory opportunities
  • Oversee the settlement of discrepancies (roof damage, ingress/egress issues, property line disputes)
  • Communicate and meet with property owners
  • Secure permits (new and renewal), variances, re-zoning, annexations, etc.
  • Communicate with legal team when appropriate in lease negotiations/development
  • Serve as a liaison with operations, production and subcontractors on installation of signs
  • Author amendments to contracts to close negotiations
  • Maintain accurate and complete lease files/records
  • Handle questions, inquiries and complaints from property owners
  • Attend regulatory and public hearings
  • Know/understand applicable state regulations, local rules and ordinances
  • Serve as a public affairs representative in the outdoor advertising industry by building community coalitions
  • Serve in a support capacity on lease rent payments to ensure accuracy and timeliness
  • Travel as needed throughout the market area
  • Assist production team in installation of new advertisements
  • Other related activities as determined by management

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Being an approachable conversationalist (confident and outgoing) who is able to establish rapport quickly
  • Problem solver
  • Persuasive professional who can tactfully negotiate
  • Quick learner who takes initiative
  • Stable and mature individual who can handle rejection with ease and grace
  • Analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret verbal/written requests and directions
  • Work well in both a team environment as well as independently
  • Able to multi-task and balance multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of media and advertising industry, business cycles, key revenue/expense drivers
  • Able to complete required math calculations
  • Proficient in Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)
  • Ethical, treating people with respect and integrity, upholding organizational values
  • Planning/Organization – prioritizing work and using time efficiently

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record
  • High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelors or equivalent preferred)
  • Two years real estate related work experience preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment for this position is a combination of indoors and outdoors plus time on the road.
  • The physical demands for this position can sometimes include heavy lifting (up to 100 pounds), bending, pushing, reaching, seeing (with a focus on reading, color distinction, acuity, depth perception, and peripheral vision), , standing, stooping, talking, turning, walking, driving, and climbing.

Job Type: Full-time

Billboard Construction

Franklin Outdoor Advertising is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in Minnesota. We offer our clients a variety of advertising formats, helping local as well as national businesses succeed in a highly competitive environment.

The purpose of this position is to construct and dismantle billboard structures, maintain billboards, perform vegetation removal, structure and site prep/maintenance. This position most often works with one other crew member and must be able to manage work schedules effectively. We provide all training and equipment to start your career. Per diem/paid hotel for qualifying travel plus a paid med card for CDL drivers. Pre-scheduled overnight stays required at times. If you are comfortable working independently in a stable company (40% of our employees have been here for 15+ years), we have a full-time opportunity for you!

We offer a highly competitive and comprehensive compensation & benefits package for all full-time employees. Some of our benefit offerings include, but are not limited to, multiple medical plan options, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation/sick time, a profit-sharing plan, phone stipend and a company sponsored retirement plan.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Install and maintain all billboards.
  • Erect and dismantle billboard structures.
  • Responsible for structure and vegetation maintenance, including painting, repairing structures and all related parts, cutting and trimming trees, etc.
  • Maintain and construct structures - Perform repairs that include but are not limited to: tightening bolts, painting steel structures, repairing trim and various parts of the sign face and structure, change light bulbs as needed, paint structures, assemble structures and faces when required.
  • Load/organize trucks with daily supply of tools and other materials and drive to sign site.
  • Responsible for pre and post trip preparations including completing documentation of trip as well as vehicle and equipment maintenance.
  • Set up ladders and safety equipment to climb signs.
  • Responsible for basic electrical maintenance such as replacing light bulbs.
  • Ensure that the shop and materials yard is clean, organized, and that old billboard vinyl's and structure material are stored properly or prepared for recycling.
  • Attend construction and installation safety meetings as required and adhere to all safety regulations.
  • Responsible for taking completion photos for proof of performance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to climb heights and work at heights above ground safely.
  • Good communication skills. Ability to speak and read English fluently.
  • Ability to safely use construction and vegetation equipment, in regard to the construction and maintenance of outdoor structures.
  • Ability to learn to safely use welding and torching equipment.
  • Must be able to work alone as well as work and get along well with others, managing your work schedule effectively.
  • Physically capable to perform assigned tasks.
  • Construction, billboard installation experience, working knowledge of fabrication skills and techniques a plus, but not required.
  • Use a smart phone for various job tasks.
  • Ability to document installations, through photographs and written logs.
  • Skill in the practical applications of mathematics, in relation to construction and operations tasks.
  • Ability to learn and follow instructions correctly and in a timely manner.
  • General knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Franklin safety regulations/requirements and behavioral standards.
  • A restriction-free CDL license is highly encouraged.
  • Drive and operate boom, digger derrick and bucket trucks.
  • Install various interior/exterior signage.
  • Previous experience working at heights up to 100 feet above ground preferred.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to complete OSHA 10 hour construction course.
  • Preferred certifications include CDL, Crane, Signal, Rigging, Welding.
  • Construction and/or billboard installation experience a plus, but not required.

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 100 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.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $19.00 to $25.00/hour

Sign Installers

Franklin Outdoor Advertising is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in Minnesota. We offer our clients a variety of advertising formats, helping local as well as national businesses succeed in a highly competitive environment.

The purpose of this position is to install and maintain billboards, including installation of advertisements, maintenance of structures, and the upkeep of all advertising equipment. This position most often works with one other crew member and must be able to manage work schedules effectively. We provide all training and equipment to start your career. If you are comfortable working independently in a stable company, we have a full time opportunity for you!

We offer a highly competitive and comprehensive compensation & benefits package for all full-time employees. There are immediate pay increases for employees willing to complete each of three certifications. Some of our benefit offerings include, but are not limited to, multiple medical plan options, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation/sick time, a profit sharing plan and a company sponsored retirement plan.

DESCRIPTION

  • Remove and hang panels from billboards, remove and hang vinyl's, cut and prepare extensions and vinyl's for installation.
  • Maintain structures - repairs include but not limited to: tightening bolts, painting steel structures, repairing trim and various parts of the sign face and structure, change light bulbs as needed, paint structures, assemble structures and faces when required.
  • Building and installing extensions, cutting brush/weeds, conduct storm damage repairs, minor electrical repairs, and sweeping/cleaning workshop area.
  • Install, fabricate, remove, upgrade on premise business signage.
  • Use power/manual tools, must adhere to all safety regulations.
  • Maintain operation vehicles; maintain tools, equipment and machinery.
  • Responsible for taking completion photos for proof of performance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Good communication skills. Ability to speak and read English fluently.
  • Must be willing to work efficiently and get along well with others.
  • Basic computer skills including Internet navigation and Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Ability to comply with safety standards while performing work.
  • Ability to work from ladders and to carry a ladder and/or other tools to the work site from vehicle.
  • Ability to safely use construction equipment, with regard to the construction and maintenance of outdoor structures.
  • Ability to climb heights and work at heights above ground safely.
  • Ability to document installations, through photographs and written logs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Preferred certifications include CDL/Non-CDL, Crane, Signal, Rigging, SMAW Welding (higher pay with certs).
  • Previous experience working at heights preferred.

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 100 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 2%.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $15.00 to $22.00 /hour
Job Type: Full-time