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Job Ref:  204533721
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hertfordshire
City:  Hertfordshire
Post Code:  WD5
Salary:  £30000 - £35000/annum
10/10/2016 18:50
Our client is currently looking for a Senior Technician to join our successful and growing team. This role is a senior level position within our Warehouse that would suit someone who has proven experience of audio, lighting and AV equipment, with a keen interest and aptitude for event production, who is technically minded and has a flair for all things I.T.

The Warehouse consists of high value technical equipment (lighting, sound, rigging, AV), a scenic workshop, events furniture and a wide range of sundry items used for specific client events. Our productions range from product launches and conferences, to hospitality experiences and live music events.

The successful applicant will join the Warehouse team, overseeing the technical preparation of jobs from start to finish, working closely with our technical production team & ensuring equipment is delivered to events as specified, programmed, kit list complete, clearly labelled and ready to use. The ideal candidate will have a strong audio background, with proficient ability in both programming and using lighting desks, knowledge of rigging and good knowledge of AV equipment. The role will also require trouble-shooting and overseeing the technical maintenance of equipment, taking overall responsibility for ensuring all stock is kept in A1 condition and complies with inspection accreditation standards at all times.

The ideal candidate will have a flexible & adaptable approach, a professional manner & will be comfortable with both mentoring & assisting with the training and supervision of the Trainee Technicians.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee the warehouse technical equipment preparation & lead on prep standards

Assist with technical training of the team

Be proficient in our rental management system), assessing equipment requirements for jobs, help with planning of kit allocation, ensuring all kit is used whenever possible, keep sub-hires to a minimum

Senior point of contact for the Production Managers & Technical team, being instrumental in kit handovers meetings & then being responsible for ensuring jobs are prepped accurately and equipment is pre-programmed to specification

Oversee the load and unload of vehicles safely & efficiently working to tight turnaround schedules, whilst ensuring that quality standards and deadlines are met

Inspect, report and repair faulty equipment

Build strong working relationships with all departments, in particular the Operations, Scenic & Production teams

Offer telephone support to teams on site, as required, with regards to technical kit. Troubleshoot problems, offer immediate solutions to issues if possible or organise for replacement equipment to be sent to site last minute, whether owned or with sub-hires

Attend weekly team meetings

If required, help with rigging/de-rigging and operation of equipment on-site

Support other team members with a wide variety of technical and physical tasks

Ensure the Warehouse is always kept clean and tidy to allow for the safe and efficient preparation and return of equipment

In emergencies, be willing to collect and deliver equipment to/from site and to/from suppliers

Any other duties as required by the line manager commensurate with the role

Follow the guidelines of all company policies, both at HQ and on-site, paying particular attention to Health & Safety.

Actively participate in sustainability initiatives and observe the policies and procedures.


Experience of working in a similar role or as a qualified technician. A background in electronics, music, theatre, studios and/or event production would be favourable

Proven aptitude, passion and knowledge for audio, lighting, AV and IT

Familiar with associated equipment by Yamaha, L'Acoustics, Sennheiser, Avolites, Selecon, Analogue Way, Samsung

Up- to-date with current technologies including the ability to advise and recommend on equipment purchases

Hard working, punctual, flexible and enthusiastic with a desire to progress within both the live events industry

A good knowledge of safe electrical practices

Must have the ability to work self-sufficiently, as well as be an active member of the team

Proactive & enthusiastic

Strong attention to detail

Previous warehouse experience would be useful, but is not essential

Full clean driving license

Special considerations

A large proportion of the role is physically challenging; you must be willing and able to participate in the lifting equipment and loading/unloading of trucks

The core working hours are 8am-5pm or 9 am to 6 pm, with a one hour unpaid lunch break. However, all employees must be willing to work evenings and some weekends, as required. A flexible approach to working hours is essential
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