Spinitar Career Opportunities
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Audio Visual Design Engineer
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Opportunity Snapshot

If you're a creative audio visual designer or an IT professional with deep interest in A/V and the design skills to learn quickly, this is your opportunity to join a respected and growing company with a team-oriented, performance-based culture where you can develop professionally and thrive. As Audio Visual Design Engineer, you will be part of a multifunctional team responsible for full cycle projects covering everything from bid and pre-sale activities through design, installation and closeout. You'll make an impact supporting both the team and customer, sharing your expertise, creating innovative designs, and delivering best-in-class solutions. You'll also enjoy visibility throughout the organization, up to and including the CEO.

This is an interesting role with intriguing challenges -- your designs will meet the unique needs of a diverse client base serving a wide array of markets. Whether you're a seasoned designer or someone newer in your career, there's a lot to learn. At Spinitar, we believe that well-trained, service-focused employees are as important to our growth and success as any growth initiative or business strategy. As such, we take care of our employees by providing the resources necessary to develop their skills and earn the certifications needed to succeed, and by recognizing and rewarding success.

Spinitar is a California-based company and an award-winning audio visual unified communications, product, and service organization providing innovative visual communication systems to the industrial / commercial market worldwide. Spinitar is comprised of three business units: Unified Communications, Visual Products Group, and Service. Our 28-year old firm provides services to corporate, education, and government users.

The Requirements

To meet the minimum requirements for the Audio Visual Design Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • 5+ years of A/V experience
    • Or, a strong IT background, some experience and deep interest in A/V, and the drive and aptitude to learn quickly  Quick question for you - click here
  • Excellent customer relation skills with customer facing experience or the interpersonal skills and the disposition to learn to serve as a design consultant for customers
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills
  • Solid computer software skills including MS Office applications; Visio
  • Self-motivation and a commitment to delivering high quality projects on time and on budget  
  • The ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • The drive to remain current on technologies and trends 
  • A valid driver's license and reliable transportation
Preferred, but not required:
  • Professional certifications such CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I 
  • CAD skills  Quick question for you - click here
  • Strong video, audio control systems, IT and/or networking experience is a plus
  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Electronics
You will enjoy some flexibility with your work schedule, including being able to work from home at times. You can plan on spending 30% to 40% of your time at customer sites, primarily located within the Southern California area. You could have some overnight travel to visit customers or attend training, trade shows or seminars, but we anticipate travel outside of the immediate area to be less than 10%, but travel can ebb and flow.

The Role

As Audio Visual Design Engineer, you will work for your project team, under the guidance of the Design Coach, and be responsible for designing Unified Communications projects on time, on budget and to our customer’s highest satisfaction. On a daily basis you will be accountable for generating functional drawings, proofing CAD drawings generated by our CAD department, validating materials lists and creating accurate and complete releases for equipment needing to be purchased to meet project specifications.  Quick question for you - click here

Specifically, in the following project phases you will:
 
Design Phase 
  • Attend the kick-off meeting
  • Initiate Initial Project Review (IPR) with Account Manager, and Project Manager to discuss the project, scope and approach to the design
  • Design to detail the following items for inclusion in the design packet, then send to the CAD team as a CAD request:
    • Audio Single line
    • Video Single line
    • Control drawings
    • Rack elevations
  • Conduct IDR (Initial Design Review) with PM, Account Manager and Project Team  Quick question for you - click here
  • Validate that the equipment list is accurate and all system elements (e.g. cable, connectors, rack plates, etc.) are present and needed
  • Perform value engineering by working with Project Team and Purchasing to use either less expensive equipment or equipment from the warehouse
  • Create equipment releases and work with Project Team and Project Manager to ensure that all gear is ordered for in house rack build and on-site installation
  • Generate cable labels, pull lists, and other items needed for drawing package
  • Assemble, approve and sign-off all final drawing packages
Pre-Install Phase
  • Answer any questions from the in-house rack building team
  • Setup VTC or ATC systems at the shop
  • Load programming code into system for testing
  • Conduct in-house testing of system; configure all system components
  • Update drawings and equipment lists with changes that come up during rack build process
  • Assist with in-house acceptance test as needed
Install Phase
  • Be available to generate any short notice equipment releases based upon findings in the field
Closeout Phase
  • Ensure as-built is reviewed and correct before giving them to the customer
  • Conduct final system commissioning
  • Provide customer training
To perform your role, you will be part of a project team including yourself, Project Managers, Account Managers, Designers, and a Team Foreman. You will be responsible for managing all the hands-on design duties listed above, as well as supporting each project through customer-facing activities beginning during the pre-sale and continuing, as needed, throughout each project. You will balance multiple projects simultaneously and will work with many customers again and again. 

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Images from Spinitar's state-of-the-art showroom in Newport Beach.

Why Spinitar

Professional growth through certifications -- at Spinitar we believe strongly in certifications and will pay for you to earn those you don't already have!

Visibility -- while you'll work with and receive direction from the Design Coach, team members ultimately report to the CEO. The CEO -- an IT expert with deep AV experience (he is a past president of InfoComm) -- takes a personal interest in the teams and the work they produce, meaning you'll have visibility at the top and your successes will be noticed! 

Teams built for success – our teams are cohesive units that are built for success. They are self-driven and maintain a group reporting dynamic where each member is accountable to every other member. In other words, the standards are set and the group as a whole motivates and supports each individual. Anyone not pulling their weight is visible team-wide and weak links don't last. In fact, bonuses and rewards are tied to team results making it even more imperative that each member is pulling their weight. Of course, that's not a negative thing. People enjoy working on high-achieving teams and have fun in the process. 

Career growth opportunities -- while you could be happy and challenged in this role for years to come, once you prove yourself, other opportunities could become available. This role is being added to accommodate our strong growth and we anticipate that strong growth will continue to provide opportunities for our proven performers.

Wide exposure -- our customers include Fortune 500 companies, top law firms, government, healthcare, education organizations, and other high profile companies/industries. They have complex audio visual needs and network requirements. That means you'll be exposed to a variety of challenges and work on interesting projects. We don't do cookie cutter work, but create solutions to meet individual needs.

Fun and transparent environment -- people like working at Spinitar, as demonstrated by the long tenure of our staff, and it’s not difficult to understand why. We work hard and have high standards, but we also enjoy the benefits of a transparent, tight knit team environment and we like to have fun. For example, once per quarter we have a “State of the Union” breakfast to ensure we’re all on the same page regarding where the company is and where we’re going. We also enjoy some great perks: each year you will eligible to participate in our “roll out the red carpet” Chairman's Club trip to an exciting destination such as Maui or Cancun. The winners are voted on by both peers and customers, and entire teams can be rewarded when meeting top goals. In addition, after 10 years with the company, you’re rewarded with a 3-day cruise!

Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive wage and bonus opportunity, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including all you would expect, such as health and other insurances, a 401(k) plan and paid time off, and a few surprises, such as a laptop computer and smartphone.

Pictured: Images from Spinitar's state-of-the-art showroom in Newport Beach.

Keys to Success

At Spinitar, we manage workflow via a team paradigm. You will always be with the same team in order to maintain a high level of confidence for our customers and ensure consistency across projects. For our customers that means that the knowledge gained on their first project will not be lost because the same team will return for the second, third and any subsequent projects. As such, building relationships with the clients and with your teammates will be a key element of your job and crucial to your success.

You and your team will help make Spinitar a fun, profitable, world-class and customer intimate provider and integrator of audio visual solutions. Additionally, you will be accountable for:
  • Ensuring:
    • Equipment is ordered accurately and in a timely manner
    • Designs get through the system quickly and are thoroughly reviewed
    • Project documentation standards followed
    • 90% or your projects are signed off within 30 days of the beginning of commissioning
    • Estimated hours are met on 90% of yours projects
    • 70% of your time is spent on billable activities
  • Maintaining:
    • Current industry certification
    • A customer satisfaction rating or greater than 4.5
    • A log of project activity, to be updated daily, on Spintar’s proprietary system
You'll know you're hitting the mark when you're working in concert with your team, feel pride in the work you deliver, and your customer surveys reflect level of service and satisfaction necessary to earn top marks.

About Spinitar

Spinitar is a privately owned, full-service audio visual company. Our custom technology solutions and services have helped clients in a wide array of market segments to improve communication and reach audiences more effectively.

A few Spinitar facts: To read more about Spinitar, please visit: spinitar.com. Clicking this link will navigate you away from this page. Be sure to return to submit your resume.

Video: Spinitar showroom build time lapse. Please see the related images under the Role and Why tabs.

Opportunity Snapshot

If you're a creative audio visual designer or an IT professional with deep interest in A/V and the design skills to learn quickly, this is your opportunity to join a respected and growing company with a team-oriented, performance-based culture where you can develop professionally and thrive. As Audio Visual Design Engineer, you will be part of a multifunctional team responsible for full cycle projects covering everything from bid and pre-sale activities through design, installation and closeout. You'll make an impact supporting both the team and customer, sharing your expertise, creating innovative designs, and delivering best-in-class solutions. You'll also enjoy visibility throughout the organization, up to and including the CEO.

This is an interesting role with intriguing challenges -- your designs will meet the unique needs of a diverse client base serving a wide array of markets. Whether you're a seasoned designer or someone newer in your career, there's a lot to learn. At Spinitar, we believe that well-trained, service-focused employees are as important to our growth and success as any growth initiative or business strategy. As such, we take care of our employees by providing the resources necessary to develop their skills and earn the certifications needed to succeed, and by recognizing and rewarding success.

Spinitar is a California-based company and an award-winning audio visual unified communications, product, and service organization providing innovative visual communication systems to the industrial / commercial market worldwide. Spinitar is comprised of three business units: Unified Communications, Visual Products Group, and Service. Our 28-year old firm provides services to corporate, education, and government users.

The Requirements

To meet the minimum requirements for the Audio Visual Design Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • 5+ years of A/V experience
    • Or, a strong IT background, some experience and deep interest in A/V, and the drive and aptitude to learn quickly  Quick question for you - click here
  • Excellent customer relation skills with customer facing experience or the interpersonal skills and the disposition to learn to serve as a design consultant for customers
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills
  • Solid computer software skills including MS Office applications; Visio
  • Self-motivation and a commitment to delivering high quality projects on time and on budget  
  • The ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • The drive to remain current on technologies and trends 
  • A valid driver's license and reliable transportation
Preferred, but not required:
  • Professional certifications such CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I 
  • CAD skills  Quick question for you - click here
  • Strong video, audio control systems, IT and/or networking experience is a plus
  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Electronics
You will enjoy some flexibility with your work schedule, including being able to work from home at times. You can plan on spending 30% to 40% of your time at customer sites, primarily located within the Southern California area. You could have some overnight travel to visit customers or attend training, trade shows or seminars, but we anticipate travel outside of the immediate area to be less than 10%, but travel can ebb and flow.

The Role

As Audio Visual Design Engineer, you will work for your project team, under the guidance of the Design Coach, and be responsible for designing Unified Communications projects on time, on budget and to our customer’s highest satisfaction. On a daily basis you will be accountable for generating functional drawings, proofing CAD drawings generated by our CAD department, validating materials lists and creating accurate and complete releases for equipment needing to be purchased to meet project specifications.  Quick question for you - click here

Specifically, in the following project phases you will:
 
Design Phase 
  • Attend the kick-off meeting
  • Initiate Initial Project Review (IPR) with Account Manager, and Project Manager to discuss the project, scope and approach to the design
  • Design to detail the following items for inclusion in the design packet, then send to the CAD team as a CAD request:
    • Audio Single line
    • Video Single line
    • Control drawings
    • Rack elevations
  • Conduct IDR (Initial Design Review) with PM, Account Manager and Project Team  Quick question for you - click here
  • Validate that the equipment list is accurate and all system elements (e.g. cable, connectors, rack plates, etc.) are present and needed
  • Perform value engineering by working with Project Team and Purchasing to use either less expensive equipment or equipment from the warehouse
  • Create equipment releases and work with Project Team and Project Manager to ensure that all gear is ordered for in house rack build and on-site installation
  • Generate cable labels, pull lists, and other items needed for drawing package
  • Assemble, approve and sign-off all final drawing packages
Pre-Install Phase
  • Answer any questions from the in-house rack building team
  • Setup VTC or ATC systems at the shop
  • Load programming code into system for testing
  • Conduct in-house testing of system; configure all system components
  • Update drawings and equipment lists with changes that come up during rack build process
  • Assist with in-house acceptance test as needed
Install Phase
  • Be available to generate any short notice equipment releases based upon findings in the field
Closeout Phase
  • Ensure as-built is reviewed and correct before giving them to the customer
  • Conduct final system commissioning
  • Provide customer training
To perform your role, you will be part of a project team including yourself, Project Managers, Account Managers, Designers, and a Team Foreman. You will be responsible for managing all the hands-on design duties listed above, as well as supporting each project through customer-facing activities beginning during the pre-sale and continuing, as needed, throughout each project. You will balance multiple projects simultaneously and will work with many customers again and again. 

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Images from Spinitar's state-of-the-art showroom in Newport Beach.

Why Spinitar

Professional growth through certifications -- at Spinitar we believe strongly in certifications and will pay for you to earn those you don't already have!

Visibility -- while you'll work with and receive direction from the Design Coach, team members ultimately report to the CEO. The CEO -- an IT expert with deep AV experience (he is a past president of InfoComm) -- takes a personal interest in the teams and the work they produce, meaning you'll have visibility at the top and your successes will be noticed! 

Teams built for success – our teams are cohesive units that are built for success. They are self-driven and maintain a group reporting dynamic where each member is accountable to every other member. In other words, the standards are set and the group as a whole motivates and supports each individual. Anyone not pulling their weight is visible team-wide and weak links don't last. In fact, bonuses and rewards are tied to team results making it even more imperative that each member is pulling their weight. Of course, that's not a negative thing. People enjoy working on high-achieving teams and have fun in the process. 

Career growth opportunities -- while you could be happy and challenged in this role for years to come, once you prove yourself, other opportunities could become available. This role is being added to accommodate our strong growth and we anticipate that strong growth will continue to provide opportunities for our proven performers.

Wide exposure -- our customers include Fortune 500 companies, top law firms, government, healthcare, education organizations, and other high profile companies/industries. They have complex audio visual needs and network requirements. That means you'll be exposed to a variety of challenges and work on interesting projects. We don't do cookie cutter work, but create solutions to meet individual needs.

Fun and transparent environment -- people like working at Spinitar, as demonstrated by the long tenure of our staff, and it’s not difficult to understand why. We work hard and have high standards, but we also enjoy the benefits of a transparent, tight knit team environment and we like to have fun. For example, once per quarter we have a “State of the Union” breakfast to ensure we’re all on the same page regarding where the company is and where we’re going. We also enjoy some great perks: each year you will eligible to participate in our “roll out the red carpet” Chairman's Club trip to an exciting destination such as Maui or Cancun. The winners are voted on by both peers and customers, and entire teams can be rewarded when meeting top goals. In addition, after 10 years with the company, you’re rewarded with a 3-day cruise!

Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive wage and bonus opportunity, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including all you would expect, such as health and other insurances, a 401(k) plan and paid time off, and a few surprises, such as a laptop computer and smartphone.

Pictured: Images from Spinitar's state-of-the-art showroom in Newport Beach.

Keys to Success

At Spinitar, we manage workflow via a team paradigm. You will always be with the same team in order to maintain a high level of confidence for our customers and ensure consistency across projects. For our customers that means that the knowledge gained on their first project will not be lost because the same team will return for the second, third and any subsequent projects. As such, building relationships with the clients and with your teammates will be a key element of your job and crucial to your success.

You and your team will help make Spinitar a fun, profitable, world-class and customer intimate provider and integrator of audio visual solutions. Additionally, you will be accountable for:
  • Ensuring:
    • Equipment is ordered accurately and in a timely manner
    • Designs get through the system quickly and are thoroughly reviewed
    • Project documentation standards followed
    • 90% or your projects are signed off within 30 days of the beginning of commissioning
    • Estimated hours are met on 90% of yours projects
    • 70% of your time is spent on billable activities
  • Maintaining:
    • Current industry certification
    • A customer satisfaction rating or greater than 4.5
    • A log of project activity, to be updated daily, on Spintar’s proprietary system
You'll know you're hitting the mark when you're working in concert with your team, feel pride in the work you deliver, and your customer surveys reflect level of service and satisfaction necessary to earn top marks.

About Spinitar

Spinitar is a privately owned, full-service audio visual company. Our custom technology solutions and services have helped clients in a wide array of market segments to improve communication and reach audiences more effectively.

A few Spinitar facts: To read more about Spinitar, please visit: spinitar.com. Clicking this link will navigate you away from this page. Be sure to return to submit your resume.

Video: Spinitar showroom build time lapse. Please see the related images under the Role and Why tabs.
Spinitar is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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