AV Engineer "3 month temp role"
Summary:  The Audio Visual Systems Engineer works in conjunction with Mercy Ships locations and IS to take complex AV systems from inception to completion and acceptance.  The systems include, conference rooms, auditoriums, sound and projection systems, Video Conferencing (VTC) etc.The AV Systems Engineer will design video, audio communications systems.  The design process includes equipment and technology research and coordination with vendors.  The AV Systems Engineer will also assist with final system testing and end user training.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To) 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

  • Overall AV System responsibility.
  • Develop designs that meet customer functional and budgetary requirements for International Support Center (ISC), Africa Mercy (AFM) and new ship
  • Generate functional and connection-level drawings for video, audio, control, and communications subsystems
  • Develop cabinet layouts, equipment rack elevations and layouts, etc
  • Develop detailed equipment lists and budgets
  • Prepare and maintain drawings and documentation of all AV and related systems
  • Provide equipment and technology research and coordination with vendors
  • Selection and qualification of equipment and software required for custom integration solutions
  • Provide continuous engineering support throughout a project, from inception through implementation
  • Support the systems installation and equipment configuration, customer training and ongoing system’s service
  • ISC Operations support
  • Manage, coordinate and execute AV needs such as community meetings, web-based meetings and offsite gatherings
  • Direct, manage and execute global community gatherings from ISC to global participants
  • Responsible for maintaining all equipment in ISC meeting and conference rooms
  • Provide Tier II support
  • Support AV technicians on the vessels with problem solving and event planning and troubleshooting
  • Provide support to Service Desk personnel
  • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability
  • Strong understanding of audio visual systems design, operation and installation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with strong organizational skills
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills in high-profile environments
  • Ability to successfully complete jobs from design through commissioning
  • Knowledge with engineering conference rooms, Webcasting, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and Streaming Video systems
  • Able to contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills
  • Some travel may be required
  • Use of AutoCAD or similar diagrammatic software tools desirable
  • Must have solid written and oral communications skills
  • Strong working knowledge of network protocols desirable
  • Experience specifying projectors screens and room design
  • Experience specifying and configuring sound reinforcement systems
  • Familiarity with audio video teleconference equipment

    Education And Experience

    The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required:

  • Professional certifications (CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I, CEDIA) preferred
  • B.S, A.S. in Electronic Technologies or a related field. Equivalent experience and/or military training
  • Three years of Broadcast and/or AV infrastructure design and installation experience preferred
  • Experience with reviewing bid documents for purposes of evaluating, preparing equipment, review design and scope of work
  • Experience in telecommunications preferred
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Entry Training will be required within the first year