Shop Technician, Rigging, Staging and Soft Goods Department

Date Posted: Jul 08, 2019
Application Deadline: Aug 02, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Etobicoke
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Solotech Inc.

Born out of the Montreal Olympics in 1976, SOLOTECH began official operations in 1977. Born with a pure passion for the profession, SOLOTECH has evolved from providing equipment rentals and sales to becoming the premier end-to-end provider of entertainment technology services.

Every SOLOTECH employee is encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge through ongoing training and development. As new technologies emerge, our employees and their talents evolve along with them, resulting in a personal pride that is reflected in our professional relationships.

Job Description

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 13 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Thanks to an inventory from over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the one-stop-shop for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs 1,200 professionals in its offices located in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, Ottawa, Toronto, Las Vegas, Nashville, DeKalb, Los Angeles, Heywood, London and Redditch.

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Reporting directly to the Department Supervisor, the Technician must prepare rented equipment and ensure they are placed back into inventory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Check equipment list to be prepared during the day of his section;
  • Determine priorities for each technician in his section;
  • Jointly with the Supervisor, coordinate the orders’ preparation according to priorities;
  • Prepare orders, scan them and put them inside the transport case;
  • The Technician may be asked to customize the equipment if required by the client, according to the purchase order:
    • Complete the lists in the R2 software;
    • Modify the equipment’s configuration settings;
    • Test and maintain the equipment;
    • Prepare the racks and systems’ interconnection;
    • Ensure that all required accessories to operate the equipment are included.
  • Ensure all equipment sent on site is in good condition;
  • Ensure his section is in order and clean;
  • Reports the breakage and missing components to the Supervisor;
  • Perform follow up on his inventories, kits, wiring assembly ‘bundles’, etc.;
  • Answer to all technicians’, coordinators and road technicians’ questions and issues;
  • Clean and conduct a visual inspection of the equipment;
  • Upgrade the items (ex.: paint, cleaning, etc.);
  • Follow the quality and preparation standards of the company and/or industry;
  • Assist with all other related tasks within the department (rigging, staging and soft goods).


  • 1-2 years plus of experience in the field of entertainment rigging, staging and/of soft goods installation;
  • Intermediateknowledge of the rental industry in the show business, entertainment and corporate environment;
  • Capacity to anticipate problems and to find solutions by respecting the operational processes and policies of the company;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to communicate information in a logical and clear way;
  • Autonomy and sense of responsibility;
  • Teamwork oriented and has a collaborative spirit;
  • Good ability to prioritize within tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to change;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Ability to be recognized as a role model for health and safety;
  • Experience in a rental equipment company;
  • Knowledge of the R2 inventory software (an asset);
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Forklift truck driver’s license (an asset);
  • Master French, oral and written (an asset);
  • Master English, oral and written.

Additional Info:

We thank all applicants for their interest in Solotech, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Solotech is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, the Human Resources Department will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

How to Apply:

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