Full time

Lead 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

We’re looking for a smart candidate who doesn’t necessarily have film based technical experience, but does have a passion for electronics and engineering, has a good understanding audio and video equipment, and is good with technology and finds it easy to learn how to use new technical equipment. You will be working as part of a team of experienced, technically skilled engineers supporting this exciting part of our business.

This job isn’t for everyone, or just anyone. The pace is fast, expectations are high, and resources are always constrained, but with your knowledge and skill set you will help to support many of the largest feature films produced in the UK and across the world. This role would suit somebody who has an established knowledge of electronics and enjoys problem solving. 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/make it happen attitude and enviable attention to detail, who can take ownership of a tasks or project and see it through to completion.

You will work as a key part of our Engineering Team, designing, modifying, building and maintaining video/audio/networking systems, cables and components used on film sets. You will have excellent tool skills, in particular soldering which will be a requirement from the start alongside managing client requests and providing technical support.

Responsibilities

  • Design, verify, test, and deploy robust audio-visual systems and components for use on film sets.

  • Testing, fault finding, and repair of analogue and digital electronic assemblies

  • Owning projects, managing day-to-day activities, and tracking progress through project management tools
    • Organising component procurement, manufacture, and testing

  • Creating and maintaining design documentation and reports

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering or a related subject.

  • Extensive and specialised electrical systems knowledge

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a technical position

  • Advanced knowledge of systems engineering

  • Knowledge of procedures concerning the technical installation, implementation, and delivery of projects.

  • Understanding and interpretation of wiring designs, pinout and schematic drawings

  • Above-average fault-finding skills with the ability to take initiative and problem solve

  • Excellent soldering and cable crimping skills with impeccable attention to detail

  • Background in electronics assembly and soldering

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

Desirable but not essential previous experience

  • Building and testing the AV technical equipment

  • Schematic capture and PCB layout

  • Design experience with system interconnects RS232, USB, I2C, CAN Bus, Ethernet, etc.

  • Power supply design

  • Wireless modules/RF experience (e.g. Cofdem, Wifi, BLE/Bluetooth, RFID)

  • Design experience with FPGAs, CPLDs, and DSPs

  • Verification of prototypes and transfer to manufacture

  • EMC testing, failure analysis

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels

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

  • A highly organized and self-motivating individual with the ability to work to deadlines, managing their own workload.

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

  • Lives within 1-hour max commute

Working Conditions

  • 40 hours per week

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

  • Monday to Friday – Occasionally some weekend hours may be required

  • Holiday – 25 days (excluding bank holidays)

If this sounds like you, apply now

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