Audio Engineer (A1) – Vista, CA

Role Description

The A1 Audio Engineer works in conjunction with video, lighting, power, and other departments to design and operate audio systems for live events. A knowledge of corporate events, concerts, and staging is crucial. This team member will be familiar with industry-standard professional audio equipment and signal routing along with strong comprehension of electrical power and rigging principles. Primary duties include the operation of advanced audio consoles including Yamaha, Avid, and DiGiCo. The A1 will be familiar with cabling and routing, and be able to work with other departments for connecting with communication and playback systems. The A1 works with the Technical Director (TD) or the Production Manager on the production schedule and is involved with load-in, rigging, sound checks, rehearsals, show, and load-out.


  • Design and implement professional video solutions for high-end live events and conferences
  • Contribute to the proposal process and assist with responding to RFPs and preparing quotes
  • Coordinate with LD to assist with technical drawings and rigging calculations
  • Create Audio plans and equipment pull sheets within inventory control software (FLEX)
  • Prepare equipment for shows
  • Set up, operate, and strike audio equipment on the show site
  • Coordinate with video playback operator to ensure proper audio playback levels of video media
  • Manage additional audio track playback during the show at the appropriate times
  • Maintain a safe, organized, clean, and neat work environment
  • Coordinate special projects, including research and recommendations for purchase of specialty related items for show applications
  • Assume additional duties as needed

Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in live events, particularly corporate AV
  • Advanced familiarity with advanced audio concepts and technology, including line array speaker systems, power, and rigging
  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment performing prep and de-prep for shows
  • Thorough knowledge of various industry standard audio equipment and consoles (Yamaha, Avid, DiGiCo)
  • Ability to adjust to the needs of many different events and venues
  • Knowledge of network-based audio routing (Dante)
  • Computer literacy (Windows & MacOS) and general IT networking experience
  • Ability to take direction from a client, technical director, or producer and work as part of a team in a dynamic, high pressure show environment
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills with ability to quickly adjust solutions when necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal communication abilities

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift, carry, move, and place up to 50 pounds as needed
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to assist with loading and unloading equipment into trucks

Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume or CV through
  • Must be willing to work in Vista, CA 
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Ability to operate scissor lift and forklift preferred
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • Availability to travel as required
  • Must provide acceptable documents that establish both identity and employment authorization.

Travel Requirements

Up to 50%


Salary & Benefits

  • Starting at $55,000/yr  – Full-Time
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance
  • 401k program


Job Location

Openings available in:

  • Vista, CA

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