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Event Rigger, Audio Visual (Part Time) - Tampa Convention Center

Tampa, Florida Job ID: EVENT025378

Overview

Our technicians enjoy the opportunities to work with innovative and cutting-edge technology on a daily basis. From setting equipment as elaborate as an LED wall to simply ensuring cable is properly run through the venue, our Technicians are the foundation of the events we build and bring to life. They ensure that each event is flawlessly executed, and work with the rest of the team to setup and strike down each event in a timely manner. At Encore, customer satisfaction is our highest priority, our Technicians play an integral part in establishing a positive relationship with each of our clients.

  • Full Time
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)
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Success Profile

Here are some of the top qualities that will help you achieve success in this role:

  • Customer Focus
  • Desire to Learn
  • Drive Results
  • Technical Aptitude
  • Responsiveness
  • Hospitality

Other Important Traits

  • Communicator,
  • Team Player,
  • Organized,
  • Enthusiastic,
  • Versatile,
  • Self-starter,
  • Multi-tasker,
  • Efficient,
  • Safety Conscious,
  • Professional

The ability to put on the big shows that my hotel plans out or to teach the incoming technicians how to make these shows happen is why I really like the hustle and bustle of my day-to-day as a Technical Lead.

Miguel

Technical Lead

Purpose, Mission and Core Values

Pyramid of Core Values

Purpose

How we strive to impact the world

Connecting & Inspire

Mission

What we do every day

Invaluable partner on our customer's journey

Values

What drives the way we work

Deliver world-class service. See the big picture. Value people. Drive results. Do the right thing.

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Rewards

  • Paid Time Off

    Vacation Days
    Paid Holidays
    Floating Holidays
    Sick/Personal Days

  • Benefits

    To see all benefits available, click here.

  • Rewards/Incentives

    Premium Recognition Program (CenterStage)
    Performance Incentive Plans (GEI Bonus)
    Employee Referral Program
    Annual Merit

  • Training & Development

    Classroom/On the Job Training
    Encore University
    Career Pathing.

  • Mobility

    Relocation
    Global Transfer Opportunities

*Benefits eligibility varies upon position and/or full/part time status.

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Responsibilities

Job ID EVENT025378 Date posted 10/04/2023

Position Overview

Responsible for performing rigging activities in a Hospitality or convention center environment while upholding safety and quality standards per all trade, Encore/property guidelines and SOP’s.  Reports to Lead Rigger or Rigging Coordinator.

Key Job Responsibilities

Rigging

• Gather and organize all rigging tools and equipment per event needs. 

• Confirm carpet protected as required by local conditions.  

• Provide ground rigging support to teams building points from lifts by staging motors and equipment under rig points, handing up motor chain, tools and equipment and spotting lift movements.  

• Establish hang-point, connect hoist and attachments to permanent rigging points, connect GAC Flex spanset attachments to truss, connect/run and dress motor cables, run cable picks, ensure safety of scenic elements to hang-points and proper use of all truss protection equipment, inspect all cabling tie-offs. 

• Check that all truss bolts are tight and pieces of flown equipment are safe-tied to truss. 

• Support other trades needing help raising gear through use of motor or lift, and check work for safety.  

• Remain on site until all motors have been raised to trim. 

Safety

• Responsible for observing and maintaining all safety concerns during an event, including escalation of any observations of personnel who are acting in an unsafe manner. 

• Ensure the power phasing of motor controller is appropriate to prevent limit switches from being defeated.  

• Verify all elements are securely fastened and checked for safety.  

• Must secure and maintain proper lift and/or Working At Height certifications as necessary. 

• Follow all manufactures recommendations and local conditions when using personnel lifts. 

• Riggers must be qualified prior to making any temporary rigging points or any points outside of a protected lift of any kind.

Project Management

• Secure and review advanced rigging plan and execute through Rigging Coordinator/Lead Rigger or other leadership supervision.  

• Identify possible rigging obstacles and recommend solutions to resolve issues.   

• Assist other technical trades with coordination efforts to execute show plot in harmony with all floor activity.

Maintenance  

• Provide ongoing visual inspection of all hardware in use including truss, motors, lighting, sound, projection, and personnel lifts.  

• Escalate any problems with hardware and recommend solutions to resolve issues to supervisor.  

Job Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent

• 500+ hours of onsite rigging experience

• Qualified-Basic Rigging certification

• Lift Certification

• Lift operation experience

• Ground Rigging experience

• High rigging without harness experience

• Previous experience supervising a rigging team preferred

Work Environment

Work is performed in a hotel/convention center environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust.  The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes.  Team members will use high-end equipment and electrical components, and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders for long periods of time.  Team members may be asked to work in multiple hotel locations.  Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.   Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by Encore based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area.   

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Benefits

You’ll find some of the best rewards in the industry – from comprehensive insurance options and generous PTO to a company-matching 401(k).

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