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Head of Automation - OVO - Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: On tour, International
Position: Head of Automation - OVO
Deadline: March 29, 2018
Posted: March 14, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Production Manager, and in collaboration with the Artistic Director, you will be required to:

- Manage and oversee automation operations;
- Act as automation equipment operator during rehearsals and performances;
- Ensure that automation systems function smoothly during performances;
- Liaise between the robotics and the robotics;
- Protect the integrity of artistic concepts;
- Ensure the safety of automation equipment at all times;
- Ensure the automation team and technical staff (Cirque employees and supernumerary staff) respect standards and regulations regarding the safety of automation equipment, and apply safe work methods;
- Train and supervise back-up operators with look to changeovers and replacements;
- Develop and update training and succession programs to ensure continuity of automation operations during performance runs;
- Inspect and maintain automation equipment, and keep records of inspections and alterations;
- Keep automation archives, stock lists, technical documentation and customs documents up to date;
- Seek out, order or purchase new or replacement equipment as per the company's procurement policies;
- Coordinates and supervises staff during the load-in and load-out of automation equipment;
- Participate in load-in and load-out;
- Support the Production Manager by taking part in the process of hiring new technicians, managing team budgets and projecting capital expenditures;
- Participate in team meetings;
- Respect and support procedures and requirements by Cirque du Soleil;
- Use the tools and procedures provided to manage inventory and equipment data;
- Follow requirements defined by the customs and logistics departments for transporting equipment with touring shows;
- Carry out all other related tasks assigned by the Production Manager.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

- College diploma (or equivalent) in live entertainment, theater production or electronics (or equivalent work experience);
- Minimum five years' experience in automation systems;
-Technical knowledge of automation systems (PLC, AC motor control, slave systems, control loops, electrical systems);
- General knowledge of mechanical and electronic systems;
- General knowledge of lighting systems an asset;
- Good general understanding of all technical aspects of a show;
- Personnel management experience an asset;
- Flexible, autonomous and team-spirited;
- Good communication skills;
- Ability to handle contingencies and work well under pressure;
- Knowledge of Microsoft applications for Windows;
- Fluency in English is essential, fluency in French is an asset;
- Available to full time and foreign countries.

Salary: To be discussed

Contact Information

To apply, please follow this link: http://cirk.me/2lnVCvz

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