AV Technician / Systems Engineer

Recruiter
Audio Visual Recruitment Ltd
Location
Spitalfields, Greater London
Salary
£45000 - £50000/annum Dependent on experience
Posted
23 Jul 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking an AV Tech/Systems Engineer to work on-site full time in London. Our client is well known for being a fast paced working environment that adopts an innovative and dynamic culture. You will require a high standard of AV and technical and engineering knowledge

The Role

The AV Tech/Systems Engineer will have a real passion for how technology can enhance productions. You will engage in the maintenance of the systems that drive the facility, with special focus on the management of the AV facilities, near line storage and file based workflows.

The role requires the ability to work effectively with many types of people within the AV and Events space, from large scale media companies to independent auteurs. We're looking for an engineer with hands on production experience who can provide technical support and guidance to events and conferences at all business levels.

The role also requires flexibility to occasionally work outside of traditional office hours depending on demand and production requirements.

Responsibilities

● Provide backend support on productions in the events space
● Setup and monitor facility routing between event spaces and main Control Rooms
● Perform on-site maintenance on specialist equipment for event production and broadcast
● Design, test, evaluate and install new circuitry and equipment for use in the facility
● Analyse and repair technical faults on equipment beyond first line of troubleshooting
● Ensure that production equipment is running the latest versions of software/firmware to enable new features
● Identify suitable workaround when equipment has failed to ensure continuity of the service
● Interpret and implement instructions and requests from event production meetings in order to deliver the maximum the facility can offer
● Help enhance the user experience utilising available engineering resources
● Produce and update technical documentation
● Keep up to date with the industry and changes in technology by building and maintaining a network of contacts and investigating new systems and techniques
● Be able to travel between sites or assist remotely across EMEA in order to perform break/fix and
maintenance duties as described above
● Train operational staff on existing or new equipment across EMEA

Qualifications and Skills

● Minimum 5 years experience in digital production facilities
● Experience in electronic engineering and use of high level AV & broadcast equipment
● Ability to apply digital and analogue theory and work from diagrammatic information
● Ability to work across all event production and broadcast studio operations
● Deep understanding of front line maintenance and diagnostics on networked environments
● Excellent face to face communication as well as written skills.
● Ability to read, understand and write technical documentation, AutoCAD would be beneficial
● Understands video compression and file based workflows
● Excellent analytical / troubleshooting practices and attention to detail
● In depth understanding of TCP / IP networking
● Ability to take a service-oriented approach to this position, with a desire to help clients achieve their best result
● Ability to remain calm under pressure
● Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise critical elements in the workflow
● Ability to work well within a team