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Technical Advisor, Video Department

Solotech Montréal

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted September 28, 2018.

***Please note that for the ideal candidate, we are flexible with work arrangements***

Solotech is 40 years of expertise in serving clients and artists in the audiovisual field on a local, national and international scale. Solotech is a leader for integrating the most advanced technology within the entertainment industry and is a leading partner in bringing innovative permanent installation projects to fruition. With a team of nearly 1000 employees in 8 offices across Canada and the United States, Solotech is experiencing rapid growth, thus offering a dynamic work environment with many exciting professional challenges and opportunities for development.

Reporting directly to the Director, R&D and Technological Solutions, the incumbent will work as a video expert and will be the person of resource within the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate an efficient delivery management for different projects (worldwide and local tours, events, etc.) with a structured approach (schedules, budgets, specific expectations, clear communication, tight follow-ups);
  • Carry out the technical drawings “One Line”, “Elevation Rack”, needs in power supply, etc.;
  • Ensure that Solotech’s predetermined standards (technological committee) are respected (connectors, road cases, etc.) by the teams both within the workshop and on the road;
  • Advise management regarding new equipment acquisitions as per the predetermined budget;
  • Participate in improvement or major maintenance projects to allow for greater efficiency and safety during operations;
  • Ensure technological surveillance and contribute towards the growth of the company by participating in trade shows and seeking new products and suppliers;
  • Work closely with administration and the department’s management team to identify and prevent any extraordinary expenses (ex. special maintenance and purchases versus sub-leasing);
  • Initiate as well as participate in trainings given to employees in his department to ensure employee development;
  • Perform visits on site when possible in order to assess and observe the teams’ work as well as verify the condition of the equipment;
  • Offer technical support within the field when required;
  • Transfer knowledge and skills to the workshop team and production technicians, when required;
  • Maintain a good relationship with the Directors and technical contributors for all types of contracts;
  • Participate in all other projects identified by management.

  • Training in audiovisual field, video, or any other relevant training;
  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in a similar position;
  • Strong technical knowledge in the video field;
  • High level of proficiency in both official languages (French and English), oral and written;
  • Fluent in Autocad, Vectorworks, Sketchup, etc.;
  • Knowledge of R2 (an asset);
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite;
  • Capacity to work within deadlines and manage pressure;
  • Demonstrate rigor and attention to detail;
  • Act with diplomacy;
  • Highly developed sense of organization;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Skills for a customer-oriented approach;
  • Good team and cooperative spirit;
  • Resourcefulness and autonomy.

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.

Skills Required

  • Education level: College
  • Work experience (years): 6-9 years


Salary: N/D

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