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Automation Technician

Cirque du Soleil

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted October 1, 2022.

***Le poste étant situé aux États-Unis, la description de poste est disponible uniquement en anglais.******As this position in based in the United States, the job description is available in English only.***Automation TechnicianPermanent positionWe are looking for an Automation Technician whose role will be to support the automation systems to ensure show readiness and safety by performing maintenance on electrical and mechanical equipment above the stage, developing a thorough knowledge of all automation and control systems, maintaining inventory of spare parts and supplies, and providing all other supporting services. Automation Technicians report to the Department Supervisor. All duties are to be performed in accordance with department and property policies, practices, and procedures.The Automation Technician will: Operate the automation control console and cue tracks in a safe and consistent manner for performances, artist training, and maintenance operations. Maintain cue track documentation and participate in cue track rotation as directed; Inspect and maintain electronic, hydraulic and motorized equipment and systems as directed; Control machines and processes, by using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes; Operate mechanized devices, or equipment, by running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts and passenger vehicles; Update maintenance and inspection records within Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as other show specific software such as AutoCAD and maintenance databases; Maintain a safe working environment by conforming to all established safety policies and procedures; Adhere to and promote all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations as they pertain to the safe operation of all elements related to the show; participate in all required health and safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training. Maintain a flexible schedule for work calls, special events, rehearsals, training, maintenance and evening show performances; Develop a thorough knowledge of Automation equipment specific to the production in order to operate it safely; Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, by developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time; Participate in special projects including the installation of new automated show elements, and interdepartmental projects that include automated elements or other needs that may fall within the technician’s specialty as directed; Perform all otherjob-related duties as requested.The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; At least 1 year of experience operating and maintaining motion control systems and/or theater experience with high large-scale productions; Strong metal fabrication skills such as cutting, grinding, fitting, aligning and welding; Strong mechanicaldrafting skills, knowledge of AutoCAD and SolidWorks is an asset; Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and schematics; Working knowledgeand experience with industrial machines, motors, gearboxes and related tools, including design, uses, repair, and maintenance; Working knowledgeof AC DC theory and electrical safety; Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor; Ability to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays; Ability to work in active environment requiring standing, sitting, bending, crawling, climbing, crouching, and kneeling, often for extended periods; Ability to lift 50 pounds; Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and spoken forms; 10-hour OSHA course completion card required; Verification of the right to work in the United States for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, as demonstrated by completion of the Form I-9 upon hire and the submission of acceptable documentation (as noted on the Form I-9) verifying one’s identity and work authorization; Although not a pre-employment condition, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated. If requested, reasonable accommodations will be considered.Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin or ancestry.