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AV Maintenance Engineer

Posted on 15th January, 2019

SMC help demanding clients get the best out of technology in their homes. We are a lively, dynamic company and we’re proud of what we do. Our projects range from simple one-room home cinema installations to fully-integrated multi-million pound homes.

Located in South West London, we work with the most renowned architects, designers and developers within the industry and deliver projects throughout the UK and around the World.

At SMC we bring together audio, television, lighting, telephone, data networks, security and other bespoke technology into a fully integrated and easy to use solution.

 

THE ROLE

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced AV Maintenance Engineer to join our busy Aftercare Team.

You will work within the Aftercare team to ensure that our clients’ maintained AV systems remain up and running. Including the following sub-systems; AV, networks, access control, lighting, video entry, intruder alarm, CCTV and telephone system both in the multi-dwelling development sector and within the high-end prime residential market in the UK and overseas.

The successful candidate will be;

=   Excellent at fault finding and methodical and logical in their approach to finding and implementing a successful resolution

=   Have excellent interpersonal skills as you must be able to relay in simple terms to the client what work you have completed, and keep the Aftercare Team / Project Managers up to date with your progress and any outstanding issues.

=   Have a good attention to detail and be well organised. You will be expected to produce after each callout or maintenance visit a detailed and accurate report of what you have completed.


RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • You will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of audio, video, security, telephone, data and lighting systems, including, but not limited to:
  • Within the rooms & outside:
  • 2nd fix socket termination,
  • 2nd fix intruder alarm devices (contact/viper/PIR),
  • 2nd fix entry handsets, testing and certification, brackets, wall mounts and fixings, TV installation,
  • blind termination and installation,
  • speaker installation,
  • WAP installation,
  • local head-end termination and cable management,
  • installation of any automated lift/devices,
  • speaker termination
  • installation, CCTV cameras
  • At the head-end: Patching and labelling, Incoming service termination (BT/Virgin twisted pair), Incoming Fibre Termination, Rack building, Final hook-up using the hook-up schematic, documenting any changes that may have occurred during the installation, Network switch installation, CCTV NVR installation, Lutron panel build & commissioning, Video Entry System head-end equipment and terminationCable testing (using pair testers/a calibrated fluke meter.)
  • Good at fault finding
  •  Able to use a computer
  • Cable testing (using pair testers/ a calibrated fluke meter)
  • Be able to use a drill to install brackets for TV projectors etc
  • Able to terminate network cabling (category standard) / video cabling (coaxial)
  • You must also be familiar with commonly used software such as: 
  • Lutron QS
  • Lutron HWI (for older service related projects) 
  • BPT 
  • Paxton Access 
  • Logmein 
  • Mac Scanning software 
  • IP Scanning software 

As networks form the backbone of all our systems, understanding how the network supports each AV sub system and being able to install and configure network equipment is a must,

  • Knowledge of IP addressing, DHCP, DNS and VLANs. 
  • Practical experience of trouble shooting structured category cabling, network switches, wireless access points and routers.
  • Understanding of Internet connections and delivery methods. 
  • Understanding of OSI model.

Desirable

  • Cisco switches
  • Ruckus Wi-Fi
  • Meraki security appliances
  • Draytek routers
  • Samsung CCTV cameras and NVRs
  • Sonos
  • Apple/iTunes eco system
  • Telephone Systems


KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate should ideally have:

  • 2+ years relevant experience within the industry
  • Good knowledge of residential AV, control (AMX, Crestron, KNX, Rti) Lutron lighting and network systems (Cisco, Ruckus)
  • The ability to read and work from schematic drawings.
  • Be used to working both on their own and as part of an Engineering Team and broader project Teams
  • A valid ECS card
  • A clean and current driving licence
  • Their own hand tools. Specialist tools will be provided.
  • Must be polite and be able to communicate clearly

Be prepared to join our Out of Hours rota as some of our systems are maintained on a 24/7 contract. Further remuneration will be provided for this.

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AV INSTALLER

Posted on 15th January, 2019

SMC help demanding clients get the best out of technology in their homes. We are a lively, dynamic company and we’re proud of what we do. Our projects range from simple one-room home cinema installations to fully-integrated multi-million pound homes.

Located in South West London, we work with the most renowned architects, designers and developers within the industry and deliver projects throughout the UK and around the World.

At SMC we bring together audio, television, lighting, telephone, data networks, security and other bespoke technology into a fully integrated and easy to use solution.

 

THE ROLE

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced AV Installer to join our Engineering Team. You will work within a broader team delivering AV, access control, lighting, video entry, intruder alarm, CCTV and telephone system installation/integration projects, both in the multi-dwelling development sector and within the high-end prime residential market in the UK and overseas.


RESPONSIBILITIES 

Working on both our small development projects or large ‘boutique’ houses and our larger development projects. 

  • You will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of audio, video, security, telephone, data and lighting systems, including, but not limited to:
  • Within the rooms & outside:
  • 2nd fix socket termination,
  • 2nd fix intruder alarm devices (contact/viper/PIR),
  • 2nd fix entry handsets, testing and certification, brackets, wall mounts and fixings, TV installation,
  • blind termination and installation,
  • speaker installation,
  • WAP installation,
  • local head-end termination and cable management,
  • installation of any automated lift/devices,
  • speaker termination
  • installation, CCTV cameras
  • At the head-end: Patching and labelling, Incoming service termination (BT/Virgin twisted pair), Incoming Fibre Termination, Rack building, Final hook-up using the hook-up schematic, documenting any changes that may have occurred during the installation, Network switch installation, CCTV NVR installation, Lutron panel build & commissioning, Video Entry System head-end equipment and terminationCable testing (using pair testers/a calibrated fluke meter.)
  • Good at fault finding
  •  Able to use a computer
  • Cable testing (using pair testers/ a calibrated fluke meter)
  • Be able to use a drill to install brackets for TV projectors etc
  • Able to terminate network cabling (category standard) / video cabling (coaxial)
  • You must also be familiar with commonly used software such as: 
  • Lutron QS
  • Lutron HWI (for older service related projects) 
  • BPT 
  • Paxton Access 
  • Logmein 
  • Mac Scanning software 
  • IP Scanning software 
  • Communicating regularly with those of us that work in the office, including but not limited to, Project Managers & the Service Department - highlighting issues and bringing them to the table for discussion.


KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate should ideally have:

  • 2 years relevant experience within the industry
  • Good knowledge of residential AV, control (AMX, Crestron, KNX, Rti) Lutron lighting and network systems (Cisco, Ruckus)
  • The ability to read and work from schematic drawings.
  • Be used to working both in an Engineering Team and broader project Teams, as well as at times, working on their own
  • A valid ECS card
  • A clean and current driving licence
  • Their own hand tools. Specialist tools will be provided.
  • Must be polite and be able to communicate clearly

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Technical Support Executive

Posted on 11th January, 2019

AWE is one of the CI/AV industry’s most dynamic and awarded companies. If you have knowledge of consumer electronics and a spark for top customer service, apply to come and join the team!

We are growing and looking for a Technical Support Executive to work alongside our internal sales & technical team, providing tier 1 technical support to our trade customer base.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about creating great AV experiences, enthusiastic about home control and automation and committed to providing the best customer service possible to our dealer base.

You will need to be an excellent communicator, experienced in setting up and configuring AV systems, have a working knowledge of control system programming and IT network configuration.

With a mixture of top tier TV brands sitting alongside other leading audio visual and more specialist installation oriented brands including Denon, HEOS, KEF, Marantz, QMotion & URC, the successful candidate will need to develop and maintain a strong knowledge of product features and operation.

We strive to provide the best possible customer advice, so ongoing specific product training will be provided and you will be liaising with and supported by the wider team.

Please email in confidence with your C.V. to our Chief Technical Officer: Mal Fisher 


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AV Service Engineer

Posted on 4th January, 2019

New Land Solutions are looking for an AV Service Engineer who has experience within the AV / Home Automation industry and exposure to Crestron, Lutron, KNX or Control4 to join our team.  

Working with other engineers you will deliver new installations and support our existing client base.

To qualify you should be an AV Service Engineer / Technical Services Engineer with a CV that demonstrates:

  • Experience within the AV / Home Automation industry;
  • Technical knowledge of the installation of electronic audio-visual systems (Crestron, Lutron, KNX and Control4);
  • An understanding of network infrastructures and protocols;
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal;
  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities;
  • Excellent organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise work and deliver solutions to clients;
  • A can-do attitude and a willingness to go above and beyond to get the job done right;
  • You are passionate about AV/IT work and are committed to excellence and continuous improvement.

Please email christina@newland.solutions or luke@newland.solutions for further information or details.


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Control4 Programmer and Installer

Posted on 3rd January, 2019

£20,000 to £30,000 PA

MDfx is expanding, and we are looking for a creative problem-solving individual with two years AV installation experience and at least a years’ experience in Control4 and Lutron programming.

The successful candidate must have a passion for lifestyle technologies. They must be confident and be able to manage their time by creating and following task lists to complete jobs to a very high standard to meet deadlines. Avoiding the need for unnecessary revisits and frustrated clients.

A steady thought out approach to work, customers and colleagues as well as the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Someone that’s always looking to learn and grow, which is supported by MDfx.

We’re seeking a friendly approachable person who can communicate with colleagues, clients and partners in plain English, without the use of industry jargon.

About us

MDfx was established to meet the needs of major top-end developers who required fully integrated systems that buyers could use with ease, are reliable and can be trusted to work without fault. MDfx not only achieved these goals but in the process has also become one of the leading home automation companies in the UK.

Key points

  • Located in West London
  • Competitive Salary
  • A stable company that has been trading for over ten years
  • Expanding company
  • Tools and Laptop supplied
  • Ongoing learning and support
  • A friendly and professional team

Required

  • Two years AV installation experience
  • One year Control4 and Lutron programming experience
  • Full UK driving Licence

Desirable

  • Video distribution
  • Crestron programming
  • Networking experience
  • CCTV Setup and installation
  • Worked in the high end residential and/or hospitality sector
  • Intruder and Fire systems

Please contact Simon or Marvin at careers@mdfx.co.uk


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Senior Technology Engineer

Posted on 21st December, 2018

Due to our continued success and increasing demand, SONA are currently looking for a Senior Installation Engineer to join our award-winning team.  This is the perfect opportunity for someone already working in the field who is driven and ready to take their career to the next level.

Reporting to the Project Manager, you will be responsible for installing integrated luxury technology in some of the UK’s most luxurious properties, with the opportunity to also work on marine projects.

You will be based at our Cheshire premises in the UK, however both national and international travel may be required to support our projects.

We (and our clients) expect perfection and exceptional attention to detail in all areas of your work.  You will be rewarded with a career path within a multi-award winning company in an exciting luxury market, where you can work your way up the career ladder as far as your ambition takes you.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the custom installation industry, ideally with a high-end residential or marine background.
  • Experience in cable termination and rack building
  • Familiar with home automation, lighting and audio video systems such as Crestron, Control4, Just Add Power, Lutron, SONOS, Wyrestorm.
  • Familiar with AutoCAD, DTools and Visio advantageous but not essential
  • Familiar with advanced networking concepts and configuration an advantage but not essential.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills
  • Confident and clear communicator, both written and verbal
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and go above and beyond when needed
  • Capability to read, understand and translate drawings
  • Excellent team player
  • Initiative, experience and confidence to carry out work on-site individually
  • Proactive and passionate individual with a can-do, must-do attitude
  • Full clean UK driving license

Roles & Responsibilities

You will play a vital role within the SONA Install team and will be expected to hit the ground running in terms of delivering premium quality installs on and off-site.

Standards of install are everything at SONA – we expect immaculate installs, clean and tidy working environments and vans, and a professional appearance at all times.

If you take pride in your work and truly care about the standards you deliver, then we want you on our team.

Your duties will include

  • Off site main equipment rack builds.
  • On site cable infrastructure termination, testing and certification.
  • On site physical installation, connection and commissioning of equipment including TVs, amplifiers, speakers, video distribution, equipment racks etc.
  • On site trouble-shooting and fault-finding.
  • Customer service and support for existing clients
  • Keeping time sheets and ensuring all administrative duties are completed on time
  • Upkeep of warehouse and inventory.
  • Ensuring that SONA processes and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Representing SONA to our clients and other professionals in the highest manner.
  • Reporting to and directly supporting our Project Manager

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on level of experience and qualifications
  • Full uniform provided
  • Company phone, vehicle and laptop included
  • Company pension after 3 months of service
  • Regular reviews and opportunity for advancement with the business.

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Support and Installation Officer

Posted on 10th December, 2018

Company info:

We are an expanding IT and Smart Home Tech Company involved with IT, CCTV, Home Automation and Commercial AV. Due to an ever-expanding client base we are seeking a Support and Installation person.


Job Description:

We are looking for a flexible individual who can work both as a capable IT support analyst and able to work in the AV sector with a wiliness to handle tools and pull cables and carry out on site installations.

The role will expose you to a verity of  exciting technologies and working  environments.

This  is a full time permanent role  


Skill Requirements:

IT requirements

A good understanding of Basic Networking, Microsoft desktop operating Systems and Server Operating Systems. Any experience of Apple MAC support will be useful. Previous IT experience is essential but an understanding of the AV industry is favourable but not essential.

AV requirements

Experience in AV / smart home programming useful although training can be given. Any experience installing and programming RTI, ELAN, RAKO, Lutron is advantageous

Other Requirements 

You will need to be able to develop a good understanding of a very large variety of solutions including CCTV, Digital display, AV and VPN.

  • A valid UK work permit
  • Good spoken / written English
  • Good IT knowledge
  • Be able to run cables and use a drill
  • Desire to be part of a growing business team
  • A UK driving licence is desirable

How to Apply: A copy of your CV in PDF format and a covering letter should be sent by email to info@linkitsolutions.com


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