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Press Red Rentals Limited is a small but fast-growing company providing Audio-Visual, IT, Lighting, Sound and Video equipment hire for trade shows, conferences and events across the UK at Europe.


To help manage this growth we are now looking to strengthen our management team with the appointment of an Event Technician Team Manager to lead and manage our team of Event Technicians in the delivery of projects.


This position is full-time, and based at our premises in Telford, Shropshire.


You will be an experienced all-round technician with previous supervisory experience, used to heading up on-site teams at trade shows and events across the EU. You will have the ability to work under pressure, be excellent in a hands-on environment and have great customer skills when dealing with clients on site.


The main duties of this role are:


To provide leadership, direction and technical support to your team and sub-contractors when on site or in the warehouse setting.


To not be afraid of getting your hands dirty when out on site with your team, and to be prepared to install equipment when required.


To plan and schedule work for your team on an ongoing basis to ensure projects are covered by the correct number of technicians with the correct skill set


To work with the warehouse team to assist with equipment preparation, vehicle loading and unloading and equipment check-in


To ensure all relevant paperwork is completed prior to travelling to site (RAMS etc) and that on-site paperwork (delivery notes) etc is completed in accordance with company procedures


In addition to the duties of running your own team, you will be expected to work with the other members of the management team in the following areas:


To identify skill shortages and to recommend/plan training for staff


To provide input to proposal documents, quotations and tenders where required


To analyse market trends and to recommend new products and services for investment.


About the successful candidate


Previous extensive experience as an event technician is essential; this might be as an employee of an events AV company, within a venue, or, as a freelance technician. Ability to thrive under pressure of a live event. Supervisory experience essential.


A keen eye for detail, with a high standard of equipment presentation is vital, along with good IT skills and competency with MS Office and Current RMS etc.


Flexibility and the willingness to travel is a key part of this role. Our on-site teams often work weekends and evenings - this can include bank holidays.


A clean driving licence, and the ability to drive 3.5t vans is a pre-requisite for this position, as is a current valid passport. The ability to be able to drive vehicles larger than 3.5t would be an advantage.


About this position:


Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent


Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 + add-ons


Benefits: Company Pension


Our basic working week is 37.5hrs (nominally 9am-5pm with 30minutes for lunch), with evening and weekend working where required. Overtime is paid where required.


We offer 28 days paid holiday per year (including bank holidays).


We are currently reviewing staff benefits and looking at a new bonus scheme and performance-related bonus.


All applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.


To apply for this position, please send your CV with a covering email to rentals@pressred.biz

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