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Stagehand Automation Technician (Birdies)
Ref No.: 17-00325
Location: Indio, California
Essential Job Functions
  • Actively participate in the setup and teardown of all automation systems, stationary and drum winch motor systems and other applicable gear while directing local crews in the loading and unloading, assembling and disassembling of all associated equipment.
  • Responsible for repairing and maintaining all automation equipment and hardware as directed by supervisors and Best Practice Safety Standards.
  • Ensure the safety and security of automation equipment at all times including but not limited to winch, drive lines, fly track truss and trolley systems, consoles, safety systems and fall protection systems.
  • Responsible for following cues to maintain high standards of quality established for the production's aesthetics and creative vision.
  • Responsible for following the rules, regulations and guidelines as set forth by "Feld Entertainment Inc.” Best Practice Guidelines and local regulations as they pertain to the Marvel Universe Live Production.
  • Responsible for compliance with all safety and security procedures and for continually seeking to improve efficiency and safety within the rigging department and overall production.
  • Responsible for accepting all other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Job Requirements
  • Associate degree or higher in Technical Theatre and/or 2-4 years real world experience in the field of aerial automation fly systems in the arena, movie, or theatre touring industries.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and interpret diverse instructions assigned by supervisors.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, as well as to write route reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to climb and work 'focus, adjust and repair' at heights in excess of 55ft before, during and after performance calls, load ins and load outs.
  • Understand theatrical terms and directions.
  • Recognized as a proven team player with creative problem solving and strong trouble shooting capabilities.
  • Ability and desire to tour year round.
  • Ability to travel to Canada and other international locations.
  • Experience with automation drive racks, winches, power, Ethernet switches, fixed speed and variable speed motors. Be able to swap out motors, motor whips both while at height and while not.
  • Knowledge of Stage Technologies eChameleon software a plus.
  • Knowledge and or experience with Leaky Coax and Bus Bars.
  • Rope, aircraft cable splicing, Nicopress skills.
  • Knowledge of limits and why/how to set them.
  • Ability to troubleshoot electric signal flow.
  • Ability to lift over 75 lbs, stand for an extended period of time, and operate small hand tools.