Audio Visual Engineer

Tekworks - Garden Grove, CA3.8

Full-time
With offices serving all of Southern California, TekWorks employs over 200 talented and committed professionals dedicated to custom-crafting and installing technology solutions for companies requiring Network Cabling, Data Center, Outside Plant, Fiber Optics, Audio Visual, Physical Security, and Network Services.

TekWorks handles every phase of a project. From conceptualization, through design and engineering, to installation and programming, we become the single point of contact.

Summary:
The Audio Visual Engineer (AVE) reports directly to the A/V Department Manager. The A/V Engineer works closely with end users, sales, AV technicians, third-party architecture and engineering firms, and vendors to design, engineer and evaluate audio visual systems. Designs are typically targeted to meeting and presentation rooms, video conferencing rooms, and auditoriums for applications, including presentations, interactive collaboration, video/audio conferencing, digital signage, streaming video and master control centers.

Pre sale the AVE works closely with sales and clients to provide technical expertise in the design phase, creating/compiling technical documentation and communicates with other trades on the clients behalf.

Post sale the AVE will remain involved with the projects. The AVE will work heavily with the project team to insure the vision of the designed system flows through to the end of the project. The AVE will communicate as often as required with the A/V Project Supervisor and the A/V Project Lead to insure all facets of the project are clearly understood. The AVE will work with the same team to create change orders. The AVE will work with the A/V Programmer to create an intuitive user interface when a control system is required. The AVE is onsite during commissioning of large audio visual systems to ensure technical requirements are met.

Responsibilities:
Engage end user gathering requirements and analyzing to provide design and architectural recommendations as it relates to AV systems.
Develop pre-sale design documentation
Create proposals with a detailed scope of work, a full bill of materials, labor estimates, etc
Create single line drawings of Audio Visual systems
Create top view equipment layouts, elevations and mounting details
Provide technical support for troubleshooting and field technicians
Develop, organize and maintain standard operational procedures (including regular maintenance requirements) and workflow processes and procedures for AV systems
Create documentation for testing and validation of the AV systems
Maintain relevant and current knowledge and be a leader within assigned technical field
Have the ability to prioritize work efforts and multi-task in a very fast-paced environment
Provide technical consultations as needed
Attend department meetings
Attend weekly onsite customer design/coordination meetings.
Review projects for equipment accuracy post sale
Create miscellaneous materials list and submit to project supervisor for ordering

Create project documentation including, but not limited to:
A/V floor plans – equipment locations
A/V reflected ceiling plans
Conduit call-outs
Wall elevations
Signal flow diagrams
Power and heat load calculations
Cable pull schedules
Work with assigned project supervisor to ensure proper communication with the project team and other trades Inspect system installations to ensure best practices are used Commission A/V systems including but not limited to:

Testing all system functionality
Configuring audio DSPs
Configuring and programming control systems
Perform system acceptance tests
Document all system information
Perform end user training on system usage and functionality Participate in project meetings Provide technical guidance to sales, project supervisors and technicians Provide sales support and sales estimates when required Offer suggestions for process and procedure improvement

Experience:
Industry education and experience required
Minimum ( 5 ) years direct related experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to remain calm and use sound judgment when addressing potentially volatile issues
Ability to operate as part of a team
Aggressive, Self Motivated drive to enhance overall industry knowledge
Create understandable and thorough Scopes of Work
Basic Networking
Proficient with Computers and Troubleshooting
Travel may be required throughout employment
Must possess ability to pay attention to detail
Work well in busy environment
Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio and AutoCAD
Experience with Crestron Toolbox, Biamp Tesira/Audia/Nexia, Polycom SoundStructure Studio, Extron Global Configurator.
InfoComm CTS certification (CTS-D certification preferred)