Production Technician I

September 17, 2023
Minneapolis, MN
Job Type


Position Description
The Minneapolis Convention Center welcomes approximately 750,000 guests from around the world and hosts more than 350 events annually. We are one of the top 20 largest convention centers in the United States and feature 1.6 million square feet of space on 23 acres in downtown Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Convention Center contributes to a vibrant downtown community by providing economic impact through visitors spending at hotels, restaurants, arts & attractions, and retail establishments.

Our mission is to be the best Convention Center by providing an exceptional facility, outstanding internal and external customer service, and responsible use of our resources. We make a positive impact on our guests by collaborating and delivering excellence in our service and facility.

This position provides technical equipment set up and operation of small to large-scale audiovisual systems and services for events at the Minneapolis Convention Center, including configuring computer controls and perform maintenance on equipment.

This position requires working a flexible schedule including evenings, days, weekends, holidays, etc., as well as being available for overtime and emergency call back.
Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Schedule, plan, and complete daily work schedules and exemplify MCC Standards of Service.
  • Setup and operate lighting, sound, rigging, staging, audiovisual, theatrical, and other production equipment. The ability to read and comprehend CAD drawings.
  • Develop, input, troubleshoot content and schedules for sound, lighting, video, and computer networking systems.
  • Operate production sound, lighting and audio-visual systems during performance, meetings, and other required times.
  • Patch, operate, and troubleshoot equipment into systems and infrastructure.
  • Oversee and work with temporary stagehands and other outside personnel to ensure safety and productivity are achieved.
  • Perform maintenance on equipment to ensure quality and safety.
  • Assist in tracking and reporting labor and equipment usage and charges.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate records, reports, and inventory of departmental equipment.
  • Keep personal training up to date on all department technology.
  • Notify supervisor or staff of equipment or supplies in need of repair and replenishment.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Work with temporary stagehands hired to do set up by clients to ensure safety and productivity are achieved.

Required Qualifications
Associate Degree or certificates of education in Technical Production, Electrical or Computer Technology that relates to duties of the position or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE : Two years of experience performing duties similar to those described above.

An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position will be considered:

  • High school diploma plus three (3) years of experience
  • Bachelor degree or higher plus 1 year of experience

Selection Process
The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant training and experience (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Background Check
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Drug and Alcohol Testing
All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Union Representation
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the IATSE #13. For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit: IATSE #13

Eligible List Statement
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire three months after it has been established.

Interview Selection
The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list. If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate's education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of audiovisual, theatrical, and production equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use forklifts, boom lifts, chain lights, and a variety of hand tools. Certified forklift and boom lift is preferred.
  • Strong customer service people skills.
  • Good computer software skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain, repair and operate microphones, speakers, lighting equipment, control panels, theatrical rigging, etc.
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply technical information.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to be self-directed and independent while preforming work efficiently to ensure client satisfaction.

Benefits Summary
Our employees enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive benefits program that supports employees' health and financial well-being.
Programs, resources, and benefit eligibility varies based on position, average hours worked, location and length of service. For detailed benefits information, pleasevisit the benefits page .

New 12 weeks of paid Parental Leave.
City employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave in the event of a birth or placement for adoption of a child.

Health insurance
Eligibility for benefits begins the first of the month following employment date. The City of Minneapolis offers eligible employees one plan design with a choice of six provider networks, allowing you to select the best option for you. Available plans include Medica Choice Passport, Medica Elect, VantagePlus with Medica, Park Nicollet First with Medica, Ridgeview Community Network powered by Medica, and Clear Value with Medica.

Dental insurance
The City of Minneapolis offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Minnesota and pays 100% of the monthly premium for eligible employees.

Paid time off
Our generous leave package includes vacation, holidays and paid sick leave, which gives employees the opportunity to enhance their quality of life outside work. Amounts and accrual rates are based on years of experience and collective bargaining agreements .

City employees earn a pension and may choose to participate in additional retirement savings programs.

  • Pension: The City of Minneapolis participates in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). Employees and the City both contribute a percentage of your pay to fund future benefits.
  • Deferred compensation : Employees may choose to participate in pre-tax or after-tax savings plans through the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).

Eligible City employees may choose to participate in the following transportation programs:

  • Metropass: The Metropass program allows eligible employees to enroll in a pass for unlimited bus or light rail rides at a discounted price.
  • Parking or Van Pool: The City of Minneapolis Transportation Benefits Plan gives you options to pay certain commuting costs--such as qualified parking and van pool expenses--with pre-tax dollars

Learning and development
To engage and develop employees, the City of Minneapolis offers classes in leadership, cultural agility, change management and more. Additionally, educational discounts at Augsburg University, Hamline University and St. Mary's University of Minnesota are available to City employees.

Other perks
Employees can also take advantage of optional life insurance, flexible spending accounts, the Employee Assistance Program , technology discounts and more.

Closing Date/Time: 9/30/2023 11:59 PM Central

Drop files here browse files ...

Related Jobs

Specimen Processing Technician   Minneapolis, MN new
September 29, 2023
Emergency Medical Technician   Minneapolis, MN new
September 28, 2023
Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient   Minneapolis, MN new
September 28, 2023
Forensic Scientist I   Minneapolis, MN new
September 28, 2023
Community Relations Specialist   Minneapolis, MN new
September 28, 2023