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In-House Event Technician

Position Summary

JP Lilley Inc is a leading provider of audiovisual systems for live events in our region since 1928. We are seeking an In-House Event Technician who is responsible for the preparation, setup, and operation of audiovisual systems for various sizes of live/hybrid/virtual events for one of our in-house properties.  This is a client-facing position and appropriate appearance, professional self-presentation, and excellent customer service is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with clients, and venue contacts, on-site to determine event setup, flow, and timing
  • Provide excellent customer service through positive, and effective communication
  • Interpret data from internal work orders to determine equipment needs, and event setup, operation, and strike timing
  • Setup, operation, and strike of audio-visual equipment
  • Meet event contact on site for quality assurance, and/or contact before event to ensure needs are meet
  • Maintain equipment as needed
  • Works well as part of a team, all working to ensure our client’s event exceeds their expectations
  • Portray a professional appearance and demeanor when dealing with clients
  • Participate in weekly internal department meetings
  • Load and unload equipment into, and out of, company vans or box truck
  • Troubleshoot AV systems in an effective and positive manner, to ensure event success
  • Other associated tasks

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of live/virtual event production experience
  • Hands-on experience with AV equipment including, but not limited to audio mixers, microphones, projection systems, and cameras. Experience with LED walls, lighting fixtures, and streaming is a plus
  • Knowledge of AV systems including, but not limited to, signal flow, video resolutions, and audio EQ basics. Knowledge of lighting fixture addressing, and LED wall configuration a plus
  • Have a forward-thinking mindset, positive attitude, and ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to work evening, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Lift certification preferred, but not required
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) preferred, but not required

Work Location

This position is based in one of our in-house convention centers located here in Harrisburg, PA.

Travel

On occassion to support our main office in Harrisburg, PA.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Flexible
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrates a 'positive mental attitude'
  • Enjoys working with others
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • A working knowledge of audio-visual equipment, such as sound systems, projection and data displays, streaming, etc.., is necessary
  • Desire and ability to learn setup and operation of new equipment, as needed
  • Demonstrates ability to be timely and accurate, giving attention to detail
  • Must organize multiple tasks simultaneously in a competent and calm manner
  • Excellent verbal skills necessary, as well as the ability to communicate with diplomacy, professionalism, and graciousness
  • Must have knowledge of PowerPoint, and be able to do web-based order entry
  • Ability to work with clients, maintaining a professional and pleasant attitude at all times
  • Demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm

Physical Demand

The physical demands described here are representative of, and not limited to, those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Lift, stack, or carry items of approximately 25lbs. in weight often and 50lbs. plus on occasion
  • Push or move road cases of approximately 50lbs. plus in weight on wheels
  • Bend or crawl to tape down cables, assemble screens, truss, etc.
  • Load and unload equipment into and out of company vans or box truck
  • Climb and work on ladders at heights between 3’ and 12’
  • Operate and work in a personnel lift
  • Use basic tools to assemble and disassemble equipment

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Audio-Visual Installation Technician Level I

The Audio-Visual Installation Technician will be reporting directly to the Systems Integration Manager. You will be responsible for integrating complex audio-visual solutions in client environments. The successful candidate should be highly organized, possess sound judgment, and a high degree of initiative.

Core Duties

  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with clients, general contractors, electrical contractors, etc.
  • Must possess good problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Familiarity with product lines Crestron, Extron, Panasonic, Sharp, Polycom, ClearOne, etc. a plus.
  • Proficiency with low voltage wiring, trim-out and installation of wall and ceiling mounts.
  • Strong grasp of Audio & Video including signal flow and equipment functionality.
  • Working knowledge of commercial construction methods such as ceiling deck construction, wall framing and structural engineering
  • Rough in an AV system including cable pulls and hardware mounting
  • Assembling racks and testing
  • AV equipment installation in finished spaces
  • Ability to upload Extron, Crestron, DSP code and if required, connect and make any necessary changes.
  • Ability to commission AV systems.
  • Must be able to read and interpret designs, wiring schematics, architectural drawings, and project printouts.
  • Ability to safely use hand/power tools, run cable, solder, crimp, and compress the vast array of AV interfaces & connectors such as CAT6, DB9, XLR, etc.
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects and work within varied conditions some which may be small or confined. Ability to work on lifts and ladders.
  • Daily field updates to Systems Integration Manager. Process all project paperwork and time sheets in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • 3+ years as an AV Technician in the commercial integration market
  • Reliable transportation and a clean driving record & background check
  • Adeptness in establishing and maintaining effective and productive working relationships with vendors, contractors, customers, and co-workers
  • Excellent analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and teamwork skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with users at all levels.
  • AV Certifications a plus (Crestron, Extron, ClearOne, etc.)
  • CTS Certification preferred not required, CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) certification must be attained within twelve months of hire

Physical Requirements:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Frequent use a telephone.
  • Must also be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. for short distances.
  • Must be able to stand, kneel and crouch for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in high places and in small cramped places.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolding.
  • Must be able to work in hot humid places as well as cold places.

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Why You Should Work for JP Lilley

  • We pride ourselves on having a family feel where everyone feels welcomed and valued.   No matter what your role is at JP Lilley, you are a key piece to the success of the company.
  • We strive to create a culture that encourages everyone to interact with each other, share ideas and have fun.  Giving back to our communities is also important as we donate our time and gear to numerous charities throughout the year.
  • We make it a priority to take care of everyone who works at JP Lilley.  Beyond comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, our benefits package features 401(k), Personal Time Off (PTO) and much more!  
  • JP Lilley is a growing business and there are a lot of exciting things happening here. We are involved in various markets in the industry and are looking to continue our surge in serving Pennsylvania with the highest quality ProAV gear with outstanding customer service. 

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career with JP Lilley. Although a position you would like to apply for isn’t currently available, you can still submit an application for future openings. Click here to apply online

JP Lilley & Son, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.