Large Format Designer and Production Specialist - Butte, MT

  • Northwestern Energy
  • Nov 22, 2021
Full time Design

Job Description



POSTING DATES: November 10, 2021 through December 1, 2021


Large Format Designer and Production Specialist


Communications/Creative Services

Work Location

Butte, MT


4-6 ($33,500 to $80,900)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical


Drug Test

Not Required

Background Check


Relocation Benefit



Part-time within NorthWestern Energy service territory negotiable


The Large Format Designer & Production Specialist is responsible for design, production and installation of professional quality graphics, artwork and signage across a variety of medians and our vast service territory, with responsibilities including the production and installation of large format graphics, operation and light maintenance of digital printing output devices, as well as maintenance and archiving of electronic files for shared access by all members of the team. The position is continuing to evolve as client medians and application standards evolve, giving the position a challenge that varies from day to day as the team grows.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics.
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives.
  • Maintain and produce all graphic designs and job layouts in compliance with the work order specifications, and NorthWestern Energy's branding standards.
  • Perform all aspects of large format finishing work, including trimming, mounting, assembly, setting up and operating large format printer, laminators, vinyl plotters and hand tools
  • Manipulate client artwork/files to become compatible within center design software and branding standards.
  • Perform a wide variety of finishing processes to graphics, dimensional signage, banners, displays, murals, and other graphic components.
  • Work closely with team to create print ready files for production, including creating cut lines and break up files.
  • Manage and assist with application of graphics including vinyl application, sign making, etc.
  • Create and display event graphics.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including additional digital printers.
  • Translate client needs and goals through design and production.
  • Analyzes, transfer and integrate technical data, text and graphics into design product.
  • Deliver compelling ideas and develop those ideas into tangible design solutions.
  • Consult with clients to reviews proofs and layouts.
  • Maintains record archives and tracking mechanisms for all phases of production
  • Manage multiple tasks and daily deadlines with minimal supervision and attention to detail.
  • Work both independently and as a member of a team, from concept to completion
  • Assist in other production and design as needed
  • Travel up to 20% of time
  • Work a flexible schedule allowing occasional night or weekend events
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand for up to 2 hours, and climb: stairs, ladders, rugged terrain and ramps.
  • Ability to sit, crouch, stoop, kneel for extended periods while installing content


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field for study; or equivalent years of experience
  • Preferred 2 years' experience in graphic design, sign shops, or large format finishing work
  • 3M Installer Certification preferred
  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, Production Manager 12 software, HP latex printers, GFP laminators, Graphtec plotters is preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and submit deliverables within tight deadlines
  • Ability to work from architectural drawings, sketches, and photographs
  • Proficient with graphic design software and staff enterprise software with an emphasis on PC platform
  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3454

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other p