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Job Opening: PT Live Event Production Audio Visual Engineer (Technical Specialist)


Position: PT Live Event Production Audio Visual Engineer (Technical Specialist)
Company: PSAV
Location: Lanham MD US

PSAV is a top international provider of professional event technology services, and stands on a 75-year record of success and growth. We strive to deliver flawless execution with a hospitality approach, for all event technology services. Our mission is to turn ordinary meetings into extraordinary events.

Technical Specialist Position Overview

Responsible for the set up and operation of small to large-scale audiovisual systems with a focus on audio, video, computer, lighting, or rigging for live events while ensuring the utmost in client satisfaction.

Key Job Responsibilities

Equipment Operation

Ensures a flawlessly executed event through accurate and timely setup, operation, and breakdown of advanced audiovisual equipment as listed in the technical qualifications section.

Customer Service

Provides excellent service and strives to exceed the expectations and needs of internal and external customers. Maintains a positive relationship with all clients through effective communication. Provides estimation of labor costs. Understands and fosters the hotel/client relationship.

Training/Staff Development

Creates an atmosphere that fosters the development of technical and leadership skills in other employees. Coordinates on-the-job training for technicians and lead technicians to develop technical skills in specialty areas.

Event Supervision

Performs advanced work with Project Managers. Supervises and directs other technicians during an event.

Equipment Maintenance

Assists team with proper security, storage, transportation, and maintenance of equipment. Performs inventory and forecasting of equipment needs.

Required Skills

High School Diploma is required. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

3+ years of field experience in specialty area is preferred.

3+ years of customer service or hospitality experience is preferred.

Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse work force, customer base and senior level management.

Experience with project management of multiple tasks/initiatives.

Ability to lead without authority.

Strong customer, client and coworker interface experience and abilities.

A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required for team members in positions that may operate Company vehicles.

Required Experience :
Technical Qualifications

Working knowledge of the following equipment and proficiency with equipment in one specialty is required:





R igging

House Sound

Wireless Microphones


Power Speakers

Press Box

Push to Talk Systems

Audio Processing – EQ, Compression

Signal Flow

Interpret National


Analog and Digital mixers

Advanced Grounding


Theatrical Rigging & CAD (Audio Plot Layout

& Design)

Flown Audio Systems – line arrays, trapezoidal systems

Digital Audio Recording Press-Multi Audio Feed NLE Audio Systems

Value Lines & Meeting

Room LCD

Digital video playback/record systems

Set up broadcast cameras

Event Projectors Signal Flow Stacking Multiple


Multi-Screen Switch ng Camera Switching Directs Multi-Cam Shoot Cad Design (Video


Video grounding systems HD System Setup Theatrical Rigging

practices (Flying

Projectors & Screens) Advanced Electrical – Tie-

ins, Distros, 3 Phase


Digital Scalers Video Mapping Webcasting

Up lighting GELS/GOBOS Podium Lighting Kits Basic Focus

Follow Spot Operator

Hang & Focus Truss


Special Lighting (LEDs, Balloon Lights)

Signal Flow

Program & Operate Intelligent Lighting Systems

Basic Lighting Design


Advanced Electrical

(Tie-ins, Distros, 3

Phase Power)

Interpret National


Knowledge of

Theatrical Rigging

Display Interface USB Switching Loading Apps/Drives Basic MS Office


IP Addressing knowledge

IP Address Set Up in Windows OS/Network Printers

Knowledge of DHCP/Static


Switches/Hubs/WAPS Basic Networking Skills:
Printers, HSIA (Routers),

Wireless Networking/ Troubleshooting

Bandwidth knowledge and limitations

Graphics Generation

Advanced Networking Knowledge (Creation/Setup/ Configuration)

Knowledge of Network Subnets, VLANS, IP Routing

Ground Supported Equipment (Standing Truss Sections)

Banners and Signs

Genie Lift


Uses of airwall hangers

Dead hang points

(Non-Truss Motor)

Ground Rigger (in two-man job)

Chain Hoists

Advanced Work (Load Limits/CAD/ Power)

Additional Information

Team members will be in contact with high-end audio visual equipment and electrical components, and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders. Team members may work in multiple hotel locations. Working times include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines (hair length, facial hair and attire) as defined by PSAV based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area.

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