Full time

Junior Engineering Technician

About CineArk

CineArk is a rental house, supplying specialist film equipment to film and TV production companies worldwide. We also offer managed storage, maintenance and technical support services to film crew working in the film and television industry. We are a young company, but our commitment to innovation, technical excellence and customer service has quickly established us as a leading company within the industry and we already service many high-end feature films, TV productions and TV commercials in the UK, Europe and across the world.

Brief description of role

The role of Junior Engineering Technician will see you work jointly across our engineering & operations teams. We’re looking for a smart candidate who doesn’t necessarily have film based technical experience, but who does have a passion and understanding of electronics and engineering, has good tool skills, is good with technology and finds it easy to learn how to use new technical equipment. You will be working with our senior engineers, supporting them to develop this exciting part of our business.

Working from CineArk’s facility in Hayes (NW London)/ High Wycombe the right candidate will be process driven with a good degree of flexibility, initiative and common sense. Will be a team player with a positive outlook and a can-do attitude who can take ownership of a task and see it through to completion.

The role will be split, partly working under our senior engineer building, modifying and fixing video/audio equipment, cables and components used on film sets. Continuous training will be provided but having good tool skills is essential and being able to solder will be helpful. The rest of the time the successful candidate will support our operations team, preparing and testing equipment, managing client requests and providing technical support. This will also involve occasional driving duties delivering and collecting equipment to and from film studios and rental houses.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Cable assembly and soldering

  • Equipment modifications

  • Cleaning, maintenance & manufacture of technical equipment

  • PAT testing – training course provided

  • Forklift duties – training course provided

  • Receiving and processing new products – asset listing and uploading information onto our dedicated asset management system

  • Assembly and testing of hire equipment

  • Delivery and collection of equipment to and from film studios. This could occasionally involve early starts/ late finishes and occasional weekends

  • Goods In – receiving deliveries/post and processing related paperwork, checking technical equipment is in good working order

  • Shipping goods – preparing goods for shipping and booking shipments

  • Building and testing the AV technical equipment for hire to film productions

Candidate Requirements:

  • Interest in electronics and or technical equipment

  • Assembly and soldering experience

  • Background in electronics assembly and soldering

  • Attention to detail with a focus on accuracy

  • Clean driving licence

  • Physically active – moving and handling of heavy equipment is required

  • Common sense – ability to work unsupervised

  • Conscientious and positive attitude with the ability to work under pressure

  • Flexibility – the company priorities often change unexpectedly, and you will need to be able to change duties at short notice

  • Discretion – working in sensitive areas of film production

  • Computer literate – competent with MS Office – Excel, Word and Apple with ability to learn new programs and applications quickly

Desirable but not essential:

  • Higher education in electronics engineering

  • Providing remote technical support to operators in the field

  • Building and testing the AV technical equipment for hire to film productions

Working Conditions

  • 45 hours per week

  • Hours of Business – 8am to 6pm covered in shift patterns, with the flexibility to work outside of these hours if required

  • Monday to Friday – some weekend hours may be required

  • Holiday 28 days per year including bank holidays

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