Freelance Technician - IVTM (Conferences and Events)
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:04
Job title: Freelance Technician IVTM (Conferences and Events Johannesburg)
Reporting to: Manager (C and E)
1. Execute the technical aspects of a Live Event within his/her field of expertise for IVTM Conference and Event Technology | Gauteng according to top production standards.
2. 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 Gearhouse standard practice, under the supervision of the Senior Technician/Crewboss or Project Manager.
3. Maintain a thorough understanding of Health and Safety Practices within the Live Event Industry.
Check the equipment lists against technical information, ensuring that the list is comprehensive and accurate.
Ensure that he/she is in possession of a Job Card for the relevant job.
Familiarise him/her self with the equipment list, schedules and drawings (when available) as distributed by his/her Supervisor.
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.
Make sure that he/she has a production schedule or an understanding of call times and event dates.
Take instruction from the 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 standard equipment according to drawings, plans and/or instruction.
Operate equipment 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, remove and return it to workshop, checking that no equipment is left behind at the venue.
Take care of tools and company equipment/property.
Make sure that third party equipment/property sustains no damage.
Assist with cleaning and sorting of the general Workshop areas, if required.
Perform preventative maintenance when necessary on hire stock.
Participate in stock takes as required
Assist management with any other duties as may be required.
Relevant industry-related qualification an advantage
Minimum 3 years relevant Audio-Visual experience
Basic knowledge of equipment, practices and safety standards including their application to live events installations.
Problem-solving (technical) skills
AV and Audio knowledge within a corporate AV environment
Client-facing and client handling experience
Client communications skills
Must have worked on corporate events
MS Office proficient to enable document handling
Basic PC troubleshooting
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 22 November 2017
to Clarissa Naicker, Senior HR Officer, on Clarissa.Naicker@gearhouse.co.za