Electrical Technician

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Salt Lake County…A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place…. it’s our heart and service that bring us together.

We encourage a work life balance:

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck.  A career with Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks.  We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.

Additional Benefits include:

  • Retirement options for hybrid pension/401(k) or 401(k) only with a 10% contribution
  • Medical coverage including a 100% county paid premium option-Dental and Vision coverage including coverage for adult designees
  • Health Savings account with a county contribution up to $1200/year, Flexible Spending Account
  • 100% county-paid Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability option
  • Professional Development
  • Plus: Onsite medical clinic, childcare and gym; hospital insurance, pet insurance auto and home insurance and discounts at County facilities.


The Master Electrician in collaboration with and under the general direction of the Theater Operations Manager, and Building Services (Facility/BTS), will oversee and supervise all theatrical electrical and lighting activities in Eccles Theater; perform a variety of technical tasks related to the preparation for and production of all shows and events.


Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre Field preferred and one (1) year of related experience OR five (5) years of experience as a head or assistant head electrician at a major performing arts center, large scale touring show or other professional performing arts institution or regional theatre


  • OSHA 10 Certification or obtain OSHA 10 certification within first six months of employment.


  • Responsible for the Operation and Maintenance of all stage electrical equipment. includes but not limited to, control consoles, dimmers, lighting instruments.
  • Serves as Master Electrician for all performances in the Delta Hall, Regent Street Black Box, McCarthey Plaza and associated events as appropriate, including events produced in house.
  • Oversees and is responsible for programming, support and special projects related to facility architectural lighting
  • Supervises theatrical technicians for productions and in-house maintenance.
  • Ensures crews adhere to standard OSHA and Theatrical Safety Practices.
  • Serves as liaison between lighting designers and visiting production electricians and Eccles Theater. Includes center presented and/or produced shows, traveling shows and local rental clients.
  • Oversees and is responsible for overhead rigging of electrical equipment. Maintains a safe, healthy, and clean work/shop environment.
  • Supports future cultural facility planning with technical services and venue operations
  • Provides professional training on theatrical lighting equipment.
  • Provides daily on-site supervision of temporary and contracted and client provided labor.
  • Serves as a dedicated member of the Production Team in meetings with facility renters and technical staff to discuss technical needs, schedule and staffing for each event.
  • Evaluates, translates and implements client needs and requests for productions and plan needs related to lighting/electrics. Includes serving as a general lighting designer for productions as needed.
  • Implements productions electrical requests by hanging wiring, coloring and programming/operating control console for productions
  • Ensures load-in/out is appropriately staffed while addressing any issues in real-time.
  • Oversees maintenance under the direction of the Theater Operations Manager of all theatrical lighting equipment including performing preventative maintenance.
  • Manages electrical shop to ensure safety and cleanliness.
  • Supports other department heads and other facility staff/team members, serves as in-house event staff, as needed.


  • Principals of theatrical lighting, lighting technology, electricity, design, in addition to other aspects as they relate to the overall theatre production process.
  • Familiar with ETC EOS family lighting consoles, specifically GIO. Both programming and trouble shooting.
  • Basic electricity and electrical wiring
  • ETC Net 3 and sACN
  • Excellent CAD drafting skills; specifically VectorWorks and Litewright
  • ETC paradigm architectural systems
  • Theatrical lighting systems, color media, intelligent lighting and the application of each
  • Lighting design knowledge/experience
  • Troubleshooting and repair of theatrical lighting systems and equipment
  • Knowledge and application of facility rigging system
  • Computer skills – CAD, MS Suite, Vectorworks, Litewright
  • Theatrical facilities and systems safe operations and protocols.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Adapt/integrate touring production lighting systems into facility systems and match show needs with Eccles Theater equipment or suggest rental equivalents
  • Rig and hang scenic elements of productions
  • Timely response to all communication, especially including event schedule changes and staffing changes.
  • Ability to follow up on a large number of details and communicate them to the group.
  • Supervision of large number of personnel performing a variety of tasks at one time
  • Manage multiple tasks and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Deal with change in a positive, professional manner
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, working as part of a team and individually
  • Willingness to learn new skills


  • This position requires frequent sitting and standing for long periods of time. Involves occasional extreme temperatures when load-in/out or when working in warm areas of the grid. Position involves heights and work on or near the grid.
  • Work long hours and work with a flexible schedule, 40+ hours per week.
  • Available evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, climbing, and/or walking.
  • Must be willing to work at heights, on ladders and lifts, around moving machinery and flashing lights, and with exposure to noise, vibration, and dust.
  • Must work safely in an environment containing potentially hazardous electrical equipment, fumes, and/or materials
  • Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry 50-75 pounds.


Shifts may be longer than eight (8) hours, and may include work on nights, weekends, or holidays. 


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