Technical Specialist Audio Visual Washington, DC **

PSAV - Washington, DC

Full-time
Location: Washington, DCPosition Overview

The Technical Specialist is responsible for the set up and operation of small to large-scale audiovisual systems for live events while ensuring the utmost in client satisfaction. Team Members in this role have at least one Level 1 Specialty. This position reports to a Project Manager, Operations Manager, Operations Director, or Director, Event Technology.

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.
Troubleshoots technical issues and resolve problems quickly as they arise.
Complies with all Company security and safety measures.
Ensures equipment is secure from theft and/or damage when in use.
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.
Collaborates with internal team on event solutions pre event and during event to ensure the best possible customer satisfaction.
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.
Provides mentorship and coaching to technical, sales and operations team members to develop technical skills as needed.
Event Supervision
Performs advanced work (pre/during/post event) with operations team members.
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.
Job Qualifications
Bachelors Degree is preferred.
Achieve Technical Level 3 Certification per PSAV Technical Skillset Matrix
Achieve three, Technical Level 2 Certifications (2 must be A,V,L or P and 1 from the remaining 6). See Skill Set Addendum (@PSAV/HR/Global Learning).
Achieve one, Technical Level 1 Certification. See Level 1 requirements in Skill Set Addendum.
3-5 years of field experience in specialty area is required.
3-5 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.
Strong customer, client and coworker interface experience and abilities.
A valid drivers license is required for team members in positions that may operate Company vehicles. Additional DOT requirement may need to be met if applicable.
Competencies
Ownership
Hospitality
Professionalism
Responsiveness
Safety Conscious
Develops Talent
Tech Savvy
Manages Complexity
Ensures Accountability
Instills Trust
Physical Requirements
Physical Requirements

Hours Per Day

Lifting Requirements

Frequency
Sitting

2-3 hours

Lifting 0 - 15 lbs*

Continuously
Standing

4-5 hours

Lifting 16 50 lbs*

Frequently
Walking

4-5 hours

Lifting 51 - 100 lbs (2+ persons)

Occasionally
Stooping

2-3 hours

Lifting Over 100 lbs (2+ persons)

Occasionally
Crawling

2-3 hours
Kneeling

2-3 hours

Carrying Requirements

Frequency
Bending

2-3 hours

Carrying 0 - 15 lbs*

Continuously
Reaching (above your head)

2-3 hours

Carrying 16 50 lbs*

Frequently
Climbing

0-1 hours

Carrying 51 - 100 lbs (2+ persons)

Occasionally
Grasping

4-5 hours

Carrying Over 100 lbs

Never
Auditory/Visual Requirements

Frequency

Pushing/Pulling Requirements

Frequency
Close Vision

Continuously

Pushing/Pulling 0 - 15 lbs*

Continuously
Distance Vision

Continuously

Pushing/Pulling 16 50 lbs*

Frequently
Color Vision

Frequently

Pushing/Pulling 51 - 100 lbs*

Frequently
Peripheral Vision

Occasionally

Pushing/Pulling Over 100 lbs

Occasionally
Depth Perception

Frequently

  • Identifies the physical requirements that team members perform without assistance.
Hearing

Continuously

Work Environment

Hotel

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.

Warehouse

Work is performed at event venues as well as in a warehouse environment. Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by PSAV based in a warehouse environment and when traveling, on an individual venue or a representation of venues in that city or area.When in the Warehouse, work will be completed in an environment with exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust. The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes. Team members may use high-end audio visual equipment and electrical components. Working times may include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.