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Audio Visual Technician (Westin Chicago Northwest)

Itasca, Illinois Job ID: AUDIO05186

Overview

Our Technicians enjoy the opportunities to work with innovative and cutting-edge technology on a daily basis. From setting equipment as elaborate as an LED wall to simply ensuring cable is properly run through the venue, our Technicians are the foundation of the events we build and bring to life. They ensure that each event is flawlessly executed, and work with the rest of the team to setup and strike down each event in a timely manner. At PSAV, customer satisfaction is our highest priority, our Technicians play an integral part in establishing a positive relationship with each of our clients.

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Success Profile

Here are some of the top qualities that will help you achieve success in this role:

  • Customer Focus
  • Desire to Learn
  • Drive Results
  • Technicial Aptitude
  • Responsiveness
  • Hospitality

Other Important Traits

  • Communicator,
  • Team Player,
  • Organized,
  • Enthusiastic,
  • Versatile,
  • Self-starter,
  • Multi-tasker,
  • Efficient,
  • Safety Conscious,
  • Professional

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The ability to put on the big shows that my hotel plans out or to teach the incoming technicians how to make these shows happen is why I really like the hustle and bustle of my day-to-day as a Technical Lead.

Miguel

Technical Lead

Purpose, Mission and Core Values

Pyramid of Core Values

Purpose

How we will positively impact the world

Connecting and inspiring people

Mission

What we do every day

Invaluable partner on our customer's journey

Values

The way we work

Deliver world-class service. See the big picture. Value people. Drive results. Do the right thing.

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Rewards

  • Paid Time Off

    Vacation Days
    Paid Holidays
    Floating Holidays
    Sick/Personal Days

  • U.S. Benefits

    Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
    Health Savings & Health Reimbursement Accounts
    Flexible Spending Accounts
    Employee Assistance Program
    Retirement Planning Options (401k)
    Career Wear Reimbursement
    Part Time Regular Benefit Offerings
    Variety of Volunteer Benefits
    Commuter/Transit Benefit

  • Rewards/Incentives

    Premium Recognition Program (CenterStage)
    Performance Incentive Plans (GEI Bonus)
    Employee Referral Program
    Annual Merit Evaluations

  • Training & Development

    Classroom/On the Job Training
    PSAV University
    Career Pathing

  • Mobility

    Relocation
    Global Transfer Opportunities

*Benefits eligibility varies upon position and/or full/part time status.

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Responsibilities

Job ID AUDIO05186 Date posted 10/10/2019

Position Overview

A Technician is responsible for the set up and operation of basic / small-scale audiovisual systems in a hospitality environment while ensuring complete customer satisfaction. This position reports to an Operations Manager, Operations Director or Director, Event Technology.

Key Job Responsibilities

Equipment Operation

  • Ensures a flawlessly executed event through accurate and timely setup, operation, and breakdown of basic audiovisual equipment as listed in the technical qualifications section.

Customer Service

  • Strives to exceed the expectations and needs of internal and external customers.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with all clients through effective communication.
  • Meets with guests on site to ensure that their needs are met and the equipment setup is working properly.
  • Monitors events and checks in on customers throughout the day.
  • Understands and fosters the hotel/client relationship.

Technical Ability

  • Understands the technical aspects of the job and demonstrates basic operational ability to troubleshoot and problem solve with equipment and software issues.
  • Handles equipment challenges and changes in a timely and professional manner.

Systems Knowledge

  • Understands company processes, follows procedures and completes systems entry and paperwork accurately.
  • Uses the equipment sheets to determine the equipment scheduled for set up and for strike. Interacts with other staff and outside vendors for equipment.
  • Increases revenue by utilizing floor up-selling techniques.
  • Works with clients to finalize invoices.
  • Completes order entries in Navigator, as needed.

Job Qualifications
  • High School Diploma required. Associate’s degree is preferred.
  • Achieve Technical Level 3 Certification per PSAV Technical Skillset Matrix within 180 days (Technical Skill Set Matrix or @PSAV/HR/Global Learning).
  • 1 year of customer service or hospitality experience is preferred.
  • 1 year of audio visual experience or equivalent in educational environment is preferred.
  • A valid driver’s license is required for team members that may operate Company vehicles.
  • Additional DOT requirement may need to be met if applicable.

Competencies
  • Ownership
  • Hospitality
  • Professionalism
  • Responsiveness
  • Safety Conscious
  • Action Oriented
  • Tech Savvy
  • Ensures Accountability

Work Environment

Hotel

Work is performed in a hotel/convention center environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust. The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes. Team members will use high-end audio visual equipment and electrical components, and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders. Team members may be asked to work in multiple hotel locations. Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by PSAV based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area.

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