Video Department Head – Vista, CA

Video Department Head

Vista, CA

OVERVIEW

Power Plus Productions was founded in 1984 and is a full-service event technology & production company specializing in audio, video, sound, lighting, staging, and rigging. Power Plus Productions has been committed to providing experienced, efficient staff and the highest quality, up-to-date equipment for any production event. Whether contracted for full-service production from concept to completion or working as a production partner, the level of service is consistently professional and flawless. Power Plus Productions prides itself on working with clients to understand their needs, expectations, and help them clearly deliver their message to attendees. The bar of excellence is never static. As with any worthy competitor, the promise is to keep elevating our standards and never settle for anything less than the best. Power Plus Productions’ Headquarters is based in San Diego, CA with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT. Power Plus is also the parent company of BackBeats Backline, the largest backline company in the Intermountain West.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Video Department Head reports directly to the Manager of Operations. This position manages a team of 3 to 6 technicians to plan, prep and maintain the quality of video equipment delivered to shows around the country. Working closely with production management, other departments, and other video engineers to ensure consistent quality for every project. Selected candidate will assist/engineer shows, as necessary.

This role reports to the Manager of Operations. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist in the selection and design of video equipment responding to the needs of our clients, based on budgetary guidelines, and accepted technical standards
  • Assist with creating and updating video plots
  • Coordinate project requirements with other departments, clients, and venues, including equipment, rigging, power, labor, and shipping schedules as required
  • Generate show specific equipment Pull Sheets within inventory control software (FLEX)
  • Work with Warehouse Manager and Technicians to ensure all equipment pulls, packaging and labeling are accurate and in accordance with the pull sheets
  • Unload, set up and tear down, load equipment for shows as needed
  • Direct video crews in show-site activities as required, maintaining workplace, project, and site safety
  • Follow procedures pertaining to preventative equipment loss measures
  • Maintain and service equipment as necessary, providing service logs and schedules
  • Coordinate special projects, including research and recommendations for purchase of specialty video related items for show applications
  • Maintain sufficient equipment and supplies stock to ensure the on-going needs of the production
  • Maintain a safe, organized, clean, and neat warehouse environment
  • Provide training/tutoring for staff on your department’s procedures, including equipment preparation, set-up, operation, removal, QC, troubleshooting and repair
  • Assume duties of co-workers throughout company as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with video equipment
  • Computer literacy including basic networking
  • Math aptitude
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of warehouse operations
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team members and other departments
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be proactive
  • Experience operating a forklift and materials handling equipment
  • Planning, organization, and problem solving
  • Knowledge of Barco switching systems
  • 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
  • Assist with loading and unloading equipment into trucks
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • High School Diploma or GED minimum, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Three plus (3+) years of experience in video production for live events, including hands-on experience with video switchers, processing, cameras, projection, screens, and LED video walls
  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Have excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as CAD drawings, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and maintain a respectful and positive work environment
  • Ability to operate scissor lift and forklift preferred
  • Travel up to 25%

SALARY RANGE 

At Power Plus Productions, we carefully consider a wide range of factors to determine a fair and equitable compensation package. The final offer amount will consider a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to skill sets; relevant experience and training. Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure guidelines, the overall range for this role is $60k- $80k per year. 

HIRING PRACTICES

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  

Power Plus Productions strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. 

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa. 

 

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