Full time

Senior 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 of AV and video disciplines, 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 the development of 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 skillset, 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 a keen interest in engineering and AV, with an established knowledge of electronics and enjoys problem solving, and with the ability to learn fast. 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 task or project and see it through to completion. 

The role is split, primarily working alongside our engineering team, modifying, building, and maintaining video/audio/networking equipment, and cables and components used on film sets. Excellent tool skills, particularly soldering electrical components will be a requirement from the start. From time to time, you will also be required to assist our operations team, preparing and testing equipment, managing client requests, and providing technical support. This will also involve prepping, testing, and checking in/out of our rental equipment, and occasional driving duties delivering and collecting equipment to and from film studios and rental houses.

Experience required:

  • Extensive and specialised knowledge of audio and video techniques

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a technical position in Audio Visual

  • A tried and tested installation engineer with experience in designing bespoke AV solutions for end users

  • Advanced knowledge of network and computer/ICT techniques

  • Advanced knowledge of systems engineering

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

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

  • 2 years experience with AV installation/servicing

  • 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

  • Clean driving licence

Desired but not essential:

  • Providing remote technical support to operators in the field

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

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, highly developed client-facing presentation

  • 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

  • Discretion – working in sensitive areas of film production

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

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

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

  • Good vision (not colour blind), as monitor calibration is required

Working Conditions

  • 45 hours per week

  • Hours of Business – 7 am to 7 pm 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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