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Job Announcment Pyro & Special Effects Technician

Discussion in 'Education and Career Development' started by Illumination Fireworks, Apr 7, 2017.

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    Dallas, TX

    Illumination Fireworks, LLC is hiring a Pyro & SPFX Technician in Dallas, TX. Illumination Fireworks produces large-scale professional fireworks displays, indoor and outdoor pyrotechnics, lasers, cryo jets, fog, flames, and other special effects for top events across the United States.
    Pyro & SPFX Technician Responsibilities:
     Oversee all aspects of setup and the firing of pyrotechnics and special effects productions while adhering to company policies, and adhering to applicable local, state, and federal regulations  Coordinating with internal and external teams to ensure overall success of the production  Effectively communicating necessary information and following detailed instructions for the operation of events (including management, employees and crew members).  Working as part of a team, which could include lighting technicians, designers, stage managers and directors
     Assisting with designing, engineering, building, and repairing special effects and fireworks display equipment
     Regular maintenance and quality control of equipment, facility, vehicles, etc.
     Special construction projects and repairs (requires electrical and plumbing knowledge)
     Maintain an organized, clean and neat workspace
     Fireworks, equipment, and supply inventory and stock control utilizing in-house database software
     Preparing fireworks/special effect shows and vehicle loading/unloading and rentals and sales
     Able to obtain a CDL with Hazmat Endorsement and Pyrotechnics Licenses
     Overall assistance of fireworks and special effects operations/logistics and other duties as assigned
    Characteristics and Traits of a Pyro & SPFX Technician:
     Must possess strong time management skills, be punctual, and reliable while adjusting to constant changes in priorities
     Consistent attendance and ability to arrive to work assignments on time.
     Good computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn database and company systems software
     Highly organized, detail oriented and able to follow written and verbal instructions
     Strong electrical, plumbing, and “general contractor” skills with knowledge of specialty tools
     Able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
     Knowledge of theatrical and stage performance terminology, procedures, and protocols
     Knowledge of 3D rendering programs (CAD/CAM, Google Sketchup, etc.)
     Knowledge of Circuitry, PCB soldering, and electrical theory
     Ability to work under pressure amid distractions and interruptions while maintaining a positive attitude
     Strong reading, writing, speaking, analytical, management, and logistics skills
     Ability to be part of a team, be efficient, and work quickly but accurately
     Ability to preserve confidential and sensitive information
     Self-starter, confident, entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work independently or in a group
     Knowledge of the Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas with willingness to travel on occasion
     Able to stand for long periods of time; lift and/or move items weighting up to 50 pounds without assistance.
     Prior experience within a professional theme park/theater industry in a technical capacity (electrical, mechanical, special effects, pyrotechnics) preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    All applicants must have a clean driving record, be able to pass a Federal background check, and drug test.
    To be considered, please send the following to [email protected]

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