Full-time Assistant Head of Automation

at Dragone Macau Limited Macau

1. Main purpose of the job :

Reporting to the Head of Automation, the Assistant Head of Automation is responsible for assisting the Head of Automation in the oversight of all global and day to day operational needs including scheduling and supervision of all work calls. Primary functions will include the mitigation of the Head of Department’s specific frontline management duties while supervising automation department operations and coordinate departmental activities in the absence of the Head of Automation. This includes but is not limited to leading the entirety of the automation team to install, maintain and operate automated show and underwater scenic element systems in a safe and consistent manner for The House of Dancing Water. While under the guidance of the Head of Automation the Assistant Head of Automation will be required to supervise and participate in the ongoing development of the preventive maintenance and inspection practices.


2. Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible / Accountable
• Be responsible with the Head of Automation to advise on the safe use of automated systems.
• Assist the Head of Automation and Human Resources in enforcing all show and departmental policies including the support and participation in any and all progressive discipline processes as needed.
• Develop regular & long term preventive maintenance schedules and procedures for all automation and underwater scenic element systems.
• Supervise the organization and upkeep of the automation department’s documentation, maintenance and inspection records.
• Implementation and supervision of all automation training programs including the frequency of occurance and contents.
• Operate automation control console for performances, artist training, and maintenance when required.
• Assist the Head of Automation in planning equipment and system modifications to accomodate show changes.
• Support Head of Automation with the completion of staff performance reviews, assist with hiring new employees.
• Organize and update all departmental documentation including as-built schematics, structural drawings and operation and maintenance manuals.
• Assist the Head of Automation in the managing of all departmental budgets, purchasing and procurement and suppliers.
• As directed by the Head of Automation, oversee the safe and consistent operation of the automation system during performances and rehearsals.



• Adhere to and promote all OSHA/IOSH regulations as they pertain to the safe operation of all elements related to the show; participate in all required health and safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training.
• Work with the teams in developing rescue and safety strategies.
• Maintain a flexible schedule for work calls, special events, rehearsals, training, maintenance and evening show performances.
• Inspect and maintain electronic, hydraulic, and motorized equipment and systems; update maintenance and inspection records as directed; work with the Head of Automation to develop systems and procedures.
• Develop a thorough knowledge of all Automation Department equipment specific to the production in order to operate equipment safely.
• Participate in and oversee special projects, including the installation of new automated show elements.
• Perform other tasks and projects assigned by the Head of Automation.


3. Qualifications :

Education
• College Degree or equivalent experience in automation, theatre or a related field.
• Frontline management training is an asset.

Experience
• 4 to 6 years of operational experience including management of a team of automation technicians in a large-scale theatrical automation system.
• 2 to 4 years of experience troubleshooting and/or maintaining large-scale theatrical automation systems.

Qualifications
• Experience with Stage Technologies Chameleon 5 Software.
• Experience with FTSI Navigator Software.
• Experience with Stage One Qmotion/NextQ Software.
• Familiarity of MS Windows and MS Office Systems.
• Good knowledge of network systems & electical, mechanical and control theory.
• Understanding of PLC based automation systems.
• Familiarity with OSHA or IOSH guidelines.
• Experience using a work order based preventive maintenance database system.
• Ability to swim is an asset.
• Willingness and ability to be SCUBA certified and work in a water environment.
• Fluency in English is essential.
• Fluency in Cantonese is an asset.
• Ability to use AutoCAD is an asset.


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Published 05-07-2017