Lead Audio Visual Design Engineer
Position Title:Lead Audio Visual Design Engineer Job Category:Staff Department:Instructional Technology - 6010310 Division:Educational Technology Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume Position Statement:Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology. Description:
The Lead Audio-Visual Design Engineer reports to the Assistant Director of Classroom Support and is responsible for leading the design, development, and installation of Audio-Visual technology in classrooms, conference rooms, and event spaces. This position will consult with stakeholders, vendors, the Campus Facilities Team and other EdTech departments to determine the best Audio-Visual solutions for each space. The A/V Design Engineer will also ensure that the configuration of those solutions meets the needs of all end-users. Develop and maintain expertise in AV system configuration and coding and stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices in the AV installation industry.
- Installs, troubleshoots and configures Crestron & Extron controlled systems.
- Serves as lead technician for design, hardware selection and integration of classroom AV systems and upgrades.
- Plans maintenance needs, replacement schedule and future upgrades for classroom and event venues for the college.
- Provides training to the Classroom Support team on all new system designs and installations.
- Assist with the support of complex AV issues and outages.
- Explores new uses of technology, including but not limited to: HD systems, 4K content, wireless projection and BYOD integration.
- Plan enhancements and make recommendations concerning functionality, system requirements, and capabilities of AV technology across campus.
- Provides documentation of developed solutions and maintains equipment inventories.
- Make purchase recommendations for AV systems and equipment to the Assistant Director of Classroom Support.
- Requires the use of project management tools including ticketing systems, scheduling software and discussion boards.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
- High School Diploma
- 6+ years of hands on experience involving design, installation and maintenance of audio/ visual systems in AV projects of increasing scope and complexity
- Experience in developing, reading and interpreting AV system documentation, wiring diagrams, schematics and blueprints
- Detailed knowledge and understanding of HD systems including transport level issues such as bandwidth, HDCP, EDID, IP streaming, and transport protocols
- Knowledge of computer hardware including IP networking, display resolution, troubleshooting and video streaming
- Experience troubleshooting AV systems
- Demonstrated proficiency in soldering and troubleshooting electronic devices
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- 2 Year / Associate Degree or equivalent experience in related fields Infocomm CTS-D or CTS-I certification
- Video engineering, sound system design and experience in the higher education industry
- Experience programming Crestron and digital audio systems such as Biamp, Dante and QSC
- Additional AV industry and/or AV manufacturers training certifications
Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.
Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.Position Status:Full-Time FLSA:Non-exempt