Lead AV Technician - Residential - CHICAGOLAND

Chicago, IL 60606

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: AV Field Engineer Job Number: 12105 Salary $: 85,000 Split Eligible: No Industry: Audio Visual - Integration Level of Experience: Associate

Job Description

Lead AV Technician - Residential - CHICAGOLAND Region

Our client ,  a leading provider of Residential Audiovisual, Home Automation and Security systems, located in the CHICAGOLAND region is a seeking a Lead AV Technician - Residential

This role will be based out of the CHICAGO regional Office, with some travel to client sites in the CHICAGOLAND region.

Candidate must be eligible to work for any employer in the US, as the hiring firm currently does not offer VISA support.
Current and clean Driver's License is required,

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Working with design engineers and technicians, you will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of complex audiovisual systems. Part of your responsibilities requires maintaining a direct interface with clients including sales engineering, demonstration of new system operations, client training, and obtaining client sign-offs.

Responsible for supervising a team of installers and insuring that installed product and equipment performs to industry standards

The installation work will include pre-wire, trim-out, and finish installation and testing of structured wiring, audio/video systems, control/automation systems, telephone systems, security alarms, CCTV systems, and wired/wireless data systems.

Applicants should be motivated self-starters with the ability to follow directions and translate written instructions/work-orders into finished product.


Education, Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of Residential AV experience, some Commercial installation experience preferred
  • Experience with installing, testing and commissioning custom control systems
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following is a must.  Crestron, Savant, Universal remotes.
  • Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot and resolve various service issues related to Integrated AV systems
  • Efficiently pull, terminate, label, and test cabling between audio, video, data, and control equipment.
  • Direct knowledge and experience with audio-visual systems, programming and products/components.
  • Strong knowledge of signal flow, different audio/video signal types, connector types and terminations. Must be able to read and follow AV system schematics and supporting documentation
  • Proficient with Crestron's Toolbox/System Monitor, RTI’s Integration Designer, etc., proficiency with Savant RacePoint Blueprint
  • Experience with the installation and configuration of wired and wireless network systems

Helpful but NOT required
Some knowledge of AutoCAD helpful.
Certifications such as CEDIA or AVIXA CTS or CTS-I are helpful.
Vendor Certifications such as: Savant, Lutron, Control4, 
Candidates should be familiar with some of the leading brands in the sector such as Crestron. Lutron, Extron, QSC, Control4, Sonos, Bose, Pakedge, RTI. Knowledge of cloud technologies including smart speakers (Alexa, Siri)
Lutron RadioRa2/HomeWorks and Panasonic Telephone Systems a plus


Additional Information

Established in 1991, J. Patrick & Associates, Inc is an Executive Recruiting firm that focuses on Executive Management, Sales, Marketing and Technical roles within Information Technology markets. We have over 20 years of experience recruiting in every aspect of AV/VTC/UC, Application, Storage, Information/Network Security, Mobile Technologies and Telecommunications. We handle Contingency and Retained search, as well as contract staffing. Our clients include industry-leading Technology Vendors, Systems Integrators, Telecommunications Service Providers and End User organizations.

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