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Production Technician

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports to the Event Crew Student Manager

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

This is an advanced position with an emphasis on overseeing the professional execution of lighting, sound and projection equipment for scheduled events.  This position is responsible for the mentoring of scheduled staff and their use of the facility/technical equipment required for the event. Work is performed in all areas of Event Services, including major events where crew members require training. Leadership and communication skills are paramount as the Production Technicians are expected to work autonomously in a very customer service based position. Production Technicians are always expected to set a professional example for the junior crew members.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Oversee the autonomous execution of the load-in, setup, monitoring, teardown, striking of required production equipment including lighting, sound and projection equipment for scheduled events.
  • Provide excellent customer service while mentoring the scheduled Event Crew I, Event Crew II and volunteer staff. 
  • Assist the Event Crew Student Manager in revising and updating the resources (owner’s manuals, system instruction sheets, data cards, equipment, etc.) that crew members use.
  • Assist in the evaluation, implemented upkeep and organization of equipment and resources used by staff.
  • Uphold and oversee all state, university and University Centers policies.

DRIVING RECORD

The applicant is not qualified for the Production Technician position if any of the following conditions apply:
    1.  Frequency of moving violation(s) and/or fault accident(s):
         a.  Two or more within a three-year period
         b.  Six or more traffic violation demerit points within a three-year period
    2.  Violations within the past 12 months for the following:
         a.  Drunk driving
         b.  Driving under the influence of drugs
         c.  Reckless driving   
   

QUALIFICATIONS AND SALARY

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Must have at least two full semesters remaining as a UW-Eau Claire student at the time of application
  • Must be in good academic standing (both cumulative and last semester’s grade point average of at least 2.0)
  • Must carry at least six undergraduate or five graduate credits
  • Must have a strong sense of professional courtesy and customer service
  • Must have solid foundation of knowledge of technical aspects of events and systems
  • Must be keenly interested in developing technical knowledge in self and others through hands-on experience

A Production Technician is expected to work up to 15 hours per week during the semester. Any hours available during winter or summer breaks may vary. These hours are not required, but may be offered to a Production Technician before other technicians. Specific duties may vary during break periods, although job title and base pay will not change.

The Production Technician is compensated according to the University Centers Wage Classification Scale as Advanced Level II and has a probationary period of one semester of employment. To receive full status at the end of the probationary period, the employee must demonstrate a strong ability to perform the listed duties. If the performance during the probationary period is not satisfactory to the Student Manger, or the duties to the employee, the position may be terminated. All longevity and training increases will carry over and add to the base wage.  This position is a one year (annual) position. A Production Technician may reapply and have the contract renewed for additional terms if chosen by the interview committee.

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