Power Distribution Technician Audio Visual Marriott Marquis

PSAV - Washington, DC3.1

Position Overview

The Power Distribution Technician is responsible for electrical set and strikes for PSAV and outside production companies. This position works closely with the PSAV Exhibit Coordinators, Supervisors, PSAV Sales staff and Banquet Managers. The PD Technician assists with Audio Visual duties as assigned and when power distribution activities have been completed. This position reports to the Power Distribution Supervisor.

Key Job Responsibilities

Review, create and execute Exhibitor Order Forms, electrical and exhibitor booth diagrams/blueprints, and the ability to determine labor and material needs for events.
Create and execute show load-in/ load-out plans for both Trade Shows and Production Companies.
Timely and accurate setup, operation, and breakdown of required electrical power for general sessions, breakouts, computer labs, meal functions, entertainment events, exhibitors, decorators, and production companies.
Build custom cables and assist in the fabrication of electrical components, as needed.
Troubleshoot and solve power issues when they occur.
Assist in the cross training of AV Technicians in the areas of power distribution.
Customer Service
Provide excellent service and strive to exceed the expectations and needs of internal and external customers.
Maintain a positive relationship with all clients through effective communication.
Meet with guests on site to ensure that their needs are met and the electrical setup is working properly.
Monitor events and checks in on customers throughout the day.
Understands and fosters the hotel/client relationship and assists outside electricians when required.
Systems & Electrical Knowledge
Gains understanding of company processes, follows procedures, and completes systems entry and paperwork accurately.
Maintains a working knowledge of 110v-220v, single and three phase equipment, different connectors, power phases, amperages, and voltages.
Understands the differences and/or European conversion to American power.
Understands Power Generators, Transformers, and the meters and tools of the trade.
Job Qualifications
High School Diploma is required.
2+ years of customer service or hospitality experience is preferred.
2+ years of audio-visual experience is preferred.
1+ years of working with Power Distribution Equipment.
A valid drivers license is required for team members in positions that may operate Company Vehicle.
Competencies (by Core Values)

Tech Savvy
Communicates Effectively
Action Oriented
Drives Quality Results
Instills Trust
Safety Conscious
Work Environment


Work is performed in a hotel/convention center environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust. The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes. Team members will use high-end audio visual equipment and electrical components, and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders. Team members may be asked to work in multiple hotel locations. Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by PSAV based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area.

The above information on this description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.