Las Vegas, NV, USA

Automation Technician - KÀ

Métiers techniques du spectacle | Technical Show Specialties

Sur appel | On-Call

On-Call Position 
NOTE #1 - This position is classified under the Hotel/Casino structure for payroll and health & welfare benefits. If you are considered for a position, you will be required to participate in all of the Hotel/Casino selection processes including a background security check and drug/alcohol testing.
NOTE #2 - In order to be considered for this position, you must also apply through the MGM career website WorkDay. 
NOTE #3 - Cirque du Soleil cannot process immigration paperwork for this position therefore candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

NOTE #4 - This is an ON-CALL position.
Responsible for working as part of the automation team to install, maintain and operate automated show elements and systems in a safe and consistent manner for KÀ. You will work as an automation console operator and assist with strategies for a safe working environment at all times.  
Specific Job Functions:
- Competently assemble, construct, maintain and operate all automation equipment as needed for training, special events, rehearsals and performances.
- Learn and operate automation cues consistently and diligently during performances.
- Assist with the automation of stage equipment including rigging, lighting, sound, automation, scenery, props, etc. during training, staging, rehearsals and performances.
- Work as a team member in the automation department and in collaboration with:  Carpentry, Properties, Electrics, Sound, Rigging, Wardrobe and Stage Management.
- Develop a thorough knowledge of all automation equipment specific to KÀ in order to operate and maintain mechanized and manual equipment safely.
- Assist with the establishment of a safe working environment at all times and conform to all safety standards.
- Available and flexible for day work schedules, work calls, special events, rehearsal, training, maintenance and evening show performances.
- Participate in the regular, thorough and diligent inspection of all installations.
- Assist with the automation department documentation to insure it is current and formally recorded to preserve the original intention of the designers. 
- Participate in the documentation of all system and show cue changes and keep a log of all maintenance and regular inspections.
- Act as a professional stage technician with ready access to required hand tools.
- Under the supervision of the Department Supervisor, insure that equipment and supplies are stocked in sufficient quantity to insure the ongoing needs of the production.
- Support the creative team with patience and understanding.
- Perform other related tasks as assigned to you by the Department Supervisor.
- Participate in special projects including the research, purchase and installation of specialty automation related gear.
- Attend to maintenance and inspection of all automation systems, automated equipment, aircraft cable, fall arrest, rescue operations, on a regular schedule to insure thorough, timely scrutiny of all gear within the automation area.
- Assist with the preservation of the on going; long term “opening night” quality and artistic integrity of the production.
- As required by the Department Supervisor, operate the automation control console professionally during sets ups, rehearsals and performances as assigned.
- Assist with the development of special projects including the research, purchase and installation of specialty automation related gear.
- Participate in helpful, respectful and clear communication with other crew, stage management, and production management.
- Ensure the safety and security of equipment and installations at all times.
- Participate on all company required training classes including; OSHA 10, Fall Protection, Heart Saver, Lock out/Tag out etc…Assist with the Load In, Performance and Load Out of all events inside the KÀ Theater.
- Participate in emergency procedure training and practices.
- All other duties as assigned by the Department Supervisor.

- Must have a minimum of 3 years experience as an Automation stage technician in the field of live stage performance.
- Must be proficient in the installation and repair of automation related gear.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Should have computer knowledge.
- Professional automation and hydraulic experience both in repairs and installations.
- Must possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, be self motivated and, highly organized.
- Knowledge of OSHA health and safety protocols a definite asset


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