An audio/video equipment technician is responsible for installing, setting up, operating, testing, and troubleshooting audio and video equipment. While this position does not always require formal education, an associate’s degree in a related field is often preferred. This person should have an extensive knowledge of computers, electronics, circuit boards, practical application of technology, telecommunications, and customer service. An audio/video equipment technician may work in a variety of environments, including in homes, businesses, and vehicles.
An audio/video equipment technician's responsibilities may vary depending on their employer. Some tasks they may perform include installing sound equipment, operating spotlights, creating and installing custom lighting and sound systems, and monitoring quality. They are also in charge of testing and resolving equipment issues, ensuring equipment is installed in accordance with the designated layout, diagnosing and correcting media issues, and discussing various assignments with coordinators. They must ensure the proper cleaning and storage of equipment, as well as the safe transfer and shipment of equipment and materials. These technicians also perform on-location duties, maintain inventory, and explain actions to customers.
An audio/video equipment technician should have the ability to work quickly, safely, and efficiently. Not only should this technician be able to solve problems, they should be able to explain the issue to the customer. This position requires excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail, as well as excellent manual dexterity.
Audio / Video Equipment Technician Tasks
Maintain inventory to proper operating condition.
Troubleshoot A/V equipment or situational problems.
Design, install and service audio-visual equipment.