Jobs Offered

Junior Technician - IVTM Westin

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:50

Main Objectives:
• Execute the technical aspects of a Live Event within his/her field of expertise for the Westin Cape Town venue according to top production standards.
• Carry out the preparation, installation, operation and dis-assembly of equipment and associated activities safely, according to the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Inhouse standard practice, under the supervision of the Venue Technical Manager/ Senior Technician or Project Manager.
• Maintain a thorough understanding of Health and Safety Practices within the Live Event Industry.


Workshop Outgoing
• Check the equipment lists against technical information, ensuring that the list is comprehensive and accurate.
• Ensure that he/she is in possession of a Function Pack for the relevant job.
• Familiarise him/herself with the equipment list, schedules and drawings (when available).
• Ensure that he/she is in possession of all information necessary to successfully complete the assigned task.
• Prepare equipment for load-in, ensuring that the preparation areas are kept clean and safe in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
• Check that the equipment being prepared corresponds to the event equipment list and that any extras have been authorised.

Workshop Returning

• Load and off-load trucks and return equipment to storage areas after the event.
• Report any damage to equipment or INHOUSE property to the Venue Technical Manager immediately.

• Attend a site reconnaissance if required.
• Make sure that he/she has a Function Pack or an understanding of call times and event dates.
• Take instruction from the Venue Technical Manager/Senior Technician/Project Manager or Responsible person at the venue.
• Perform duties efficiently and professionally and adhere to technical schedules.
• Conduct him/ herself appropriately on-site, adhering to dress codes and safety standards.
• Setup/install basic equipment according to drawings, plans and/or instruction.
• Operate equipment for standard shows for rehearsals, set-up requirements as well as the actual event.
• Identify and repair minor technical problems (troubleshoot).
• Perform routine diagnostics and repairs of equipment within his/her capabilities.
• Report damaged equipment to the Venue Technical Manager/Senior Technician, log any on-site repairs or arrange for the appropriate repairs on returning the equipment to the Workshop.
• Solve any on-site problems within the scope of his/her capabilities, bringing any other problems to the attention of the Senior Technician/Project Manager onsite.
• Oversee any trainee technicians or Stagehands assigned to the job.
• After the event, dismantle equipment and return to workshop, checking that no equipment is left behind at the venue.
• Take care of personal tools and company equipment/property.
• Make sure that third party equipment/property sustains no damage.
• Complete and hand in a Job Report for each Job if he/she is designated senior person on the event.

• Assist with cleaning and sorting of the general Workshop areas, if required.
• Perform preventative maintenance when necessary on IVTM hire stock.

• Assist management with any other duties as may be required.


• Matric
• Relevant industry-related qualification an advantage
• Minimum 3 years’ relevant Audio Visual experience.


• Thorough knowledge of equipment, practices and safety standards, including their application to live events installations.
• Considerable AV experience
• Product knowledge
• Problem-solving (technical) skills

Basic Knowledge:
• Extensive AV and Audio knowledge within a corporate AV environment
• Client-facing and client handling experience
• Must have worked on corporate events
• MS Office proficient to enable document handling

Personal Attributes:

• Time-management skills
• Punctual
• Attention to detail - when obtaining event equipment spec and setting up for events
• Taking pride in his/her appearance when dealing with corporate clients

Should you feel that you are the ideal person for this position, then, please submit your CV with a brief summary of why you believe so, by close of business on Friday, 18 August 2017 to Clarissa Naicker, Senior HR Officer, on