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On-Call Automation Technician

Cirque du Soleil

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted September 22, 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 Technician
On-Call Position

Are you interested in the circus life? Do you have experience in theater or have a transferrable skill that we utilize daily? We are looking for On-Call Automation Technicians to work on an as-needed basis, primarily during the evenings, so this could be the perfect opportunity for you to make some extra money! The Automation Technician’s role is to support the Automation systems, ensuring show readiness and safety, by performing maintenance on electrical and mechanical equipment above the stage and/or running the Automation control consoles. They will the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge of all automation and control systems. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a “team player” spirit.

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;
– Keep track of inventory of spare parts and supplies;
– Develop a thorough knowledge of automation equipment specific to the production in order to operate it safely;
– 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;
– Maintain a safe working environment by following 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;
– Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, by developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others;
– Perform all other job-related duties as requested.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
– High school diploma or equivalent;
– At least 1 year of previous experience operating and maintaining motion control systems; theater experience with high large-scale productions is a strong asset;
– Strong metal fabrication skills such as cutting, grinding, fitting, aligning and welding;
– Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and schematics;
– Working knowledge and experience with industrial machines, motors, gearboxes and related tools, including design, uses, repair, and maintenance;
– Working knowledge of ACDC theory and electrical safety;
– Strong mechanical drafting skills, knowledge of AutoCAD and SolidWorks is an asset;
– Ability to perform the essential functions of the job including, but not limited to: crouching, kneeling, standing, lifting, sometimes for extended amounts of time; lifting at least 50lbs unassisted, etc.; Full list of essential functions will be sent in the offer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;
– Fluent in English, both written and spoken; French is an asset;
– Ability to work varied shifts, during the day or evening, including weekends and holidays;
– 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.