Audio Visual Technologist - NWS 00277

Job Posted 3/1/2022
North Wind Services LLC
LIVERMORE, CA 94551
United States
Category Government
Job Description

North Wind Services, is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the science, technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department of Energy. NWS has an established history of contributing to the success of their customers mission. Available employment opportunities may range from administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions.


Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.


COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate


NWS demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an exemption, and associated accommodations if deemed available and reasonable, under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.


Successful candidates will be employees of NWS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly-motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. Though employed by NWS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratories. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by NWS.


The Enterprise Infrastructure Services Division (EIS) within the LivIT Program in the Computing Directorate has an opening for an Audio Video Technologist. With safety and quality workmanship as a priority, the successful candidate will install audio, video, and Video Teleconferencing systems. The successful candidate should have a strong background in A/V electronics, cabling, schematic review, and signal flow to ensure a successful commissioning and customer handoff, as well as a personal interest in technology, electronics, audio, sound, lighting, video and/or security systems is preferred.


This position may require the employee to have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and/or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.


Essential Duties


- Perform routine installation tasks including but not limited to Control Systems, Digital Signal Processors (DSP), Matrix Switchers, Video Teleconferencing Systems, and other miscellaneous A/V equipment.


- Install and program wired and wireless microphone systems of various manufacturers.


- Pull cable, install connectors, mount A/V equipment, and perform metal/mechanical fabrications.


- Read and interpret electronic schematics and architectural blueprints.


- Perform tasks with the use of hand tools, power tools, soldering and crimping tools, and other miscellaneous A/V tools.


- Perform soldering and crimping of connectors (XLR, RJ45, TRS, BNC, and F-CONN).


- Perform rack wiring based on industry standards and local security requirements.


- Make minor programming changes under direction of programmer.


- Test Code and Control for DSP systems and field load.


- Work with vendors to troubleshoot A/V equipment.


- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.


- Perform other duties as assigned.


Marginal Duties


- Perform non-routine installation tasks, including but not limited to Control Systems, Digital Signal Processors (DSP), Matrix Switchers, Video Teleconferencing Systems, and other miscellaneous A/V equipment.


- Make change recommendations to proposed audio, video, and control schematics and diagrams.


- Make advanced programming changes independently, with limited supervision.


Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


- Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.


- Associates degree in telecommunications, electronics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.


- Knowledge of signal flow for audio, video and control.


- Experience with A/V vendors, such as AMX, Extron, Cisco, ClearOne, etc.


- Experience troubleshooting A/V equipment


- Ability to read and follow schematics, sketches, drawings, specifications, and procedures.


- Ability to operate hand and power tools, climb ladders, and lift up to 75 pounds.


- Experience and knowledge of the skills needed for a customer support role to include a focus on listening, rapport-building, friendly and approachable nature, and courtesy and patience.


- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with customers and team members with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.


Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


- Extron AV Associate Certification.


- Completion of the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course.


- Completion of InfoComm Quick Start to the Audiovisual Industry Course.


- Advanced knowledge of signal flow for audio, video, and control systems.


- Ability to create and edit schematics, sketches, drawings, specifications, and procedures.


- Experience working independently under minimal supervision, while meeting project deadlines.


Special Requirements


Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.


Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug test.


Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.


North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 for assistance.


North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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