CAREERS

JOIN OUR STARK RAVING TEAM!

Stark Raving Solutions is growing like stark raving crazy and we need you to join us in one of the key team roles listed below. Job perks include tech speak, friendly guard dogs and Diet Coke. For more information, or to submit a resume and cover letter please fill out our careers contact form.

Stark Raving Solutions connects houses of worship and religious organizations to their people through high quality audio/video/lighting design and installation. First in class consultation and customer service are what separate SRS from our competitors. We have an experienced and dedicated team who have created our ability for organic growth year over year through excellent and consistent technical solutions and customer service. SRS is nimble and responsive to customer needs and has been in service since 2001.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

AVL TECHNICIAN

JOB DESCRIPTION

The audio video & lighting (AVL) tech is a key member in the Stark Raving Solutions (SRS) team throughout a project: design verification, system proofing, turn-on, configuration, system to component level troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and support. The tech uses the required tools, equipment and software to support the team and end users.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Participate as a key member of a functioning team.
  • Verifies system design and documentation meet the specifications, budget and functional requirements of a project.
  • Documents details of projects for communicating with vendors, clients and SRS teams and clearly communicates technical aspects of the systems to technical and nontechnical people. Provide training and support for end users.
  • Works closely with installation, design and sales teams for successful integration of systems designed.
  • Provide system testing, turn-on and configuration to verify installation and ready systems for commissioning.
  • Use strong problem solving, troubleshooting, electronic and electrical knowledge, math and critical thinking skills to quickly diagnose and repair system issues.
  • Lead site surveys and create accurate as-built and site documentation for sales and design.
  • Attends site visits, job walk throughs and participate in installations as required.
  • Manages multiple projects and tight deadlines that are often part of the job and carry out responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Support end users locally and remotely, including training, troubleshooting, service and repair.
  • Expect to be away from your desk 80% of the time as your office on site; around town, regionally and nationally; travel out of town varies by season, 15% of year average.
  • Pursue continuing industry education including manufactures certifications, industry certifications, classes and workshops at tradeshows and other AVL specific education.
  • Understand system design drawings and successfully apply to projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned as a contributor to overall team goals.
  • Report to VP of Engineering.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 2-year associates degree in electronics or related technical field.
  • Two+ years of experience in the technical AVL field with progressively responsible system troubleshooting and technician experience.
  • Experience in AVL, theatrical, network and control system design, implementation and support.
  • Knowledge and experience with electronics and electrical theory, safety and practice.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn key software platforms DTools (Systems Integrator), ConnectWise, VectorWorks, WireCAD, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Revit, Projection Calculator, LightWright, DIALux, EASE, etc.
  • ETC Authorized Service Provider certification a plus
  • Strong math and analytical skills with an eye for detail.
  • CTS certification or other industry certifications and memberships a plus.


ABOUT US:

Stark Raving Solutions, LLC connects houses of worship, religious and non-profit organizations to their people through high quality audio/video/lighting/acoustic design and installation. Topnotch consultation, design and customer service are what separate SRS from our competitors.  We have an experienced and dedicated team who create our ability for organic growth year over year via excellent and consistent customer service. SRS is nimble and responsive to customer needs and has been in service for 17 years.


WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A small company atmosphere with challenging work and opportunities to learn new skills and knowledge.
  • New and different projects, exceeding client’s expectations and the reward of seeing them successfully use the tools we put together for them.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits based on industry research.
  • Simple IRA option with partial contribution match.
  • Health and Dental benefits, Disability insurance.
  • Paid holidays, PTO


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Thank you.


LIGHTING AND VISUAL DESIGNER

JOB DESCRIPTION

The lighting and visual designer is a key member in a Stark Raving Solutions (SRS) design team throughout a project: proposals, presentations, design, implementation, documentation and support. The designer uses the required tools and software to create lighting system, media systems, scenic and soft-good designs to meet the specifications, budgets and functional requirements of a project.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Participate as a key member of a functioning team.
  • Design lighting, control, display, scenic and staging systems based on client’s building,
    needs, budgets and existing equipment.
  • Document details of design for communicating with client and SRS teams and clearly
    communicates technical and creative aspects of the systems to technical and non-technical
    people.
  • Provide accurate designs using VectorWorks and computer simulations early in the design
    stages to avoid costly changes later in project implementation. This includes use of
    projection calculators, light level analysis, visualizations, renderings, 3D simulation and
    measurements to ensure SRS and industry standards are met or exceeded by the design.
  • Works closely with the installation team for successful integration of systems designed.
  • Support sales and business development teams in creating proposals and presentations to
    partners and potential clients including equipment, new system deployments, upgrades,
    and expansions.
  • Commission AVL system after installation, including programming, testing, calibration,
    focusing, initial settings and palettes and working with end users through first use of
    systems.
  • Provide training, procedures and accurate as-built documentation to end users.
  • Attends site visits, job walk-throughs and participate in installations.
  • Manages multiple projects and tight deadlines that are often part of the job and carry out
    responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Support end users locally and remotely, including training, troubleshooting, service and
    repair.
  • Expect to be away from your desk 25% of the time performing duties assigned in town,
    regionally and nationwide; travel out of town varies by season, 10% of year average.
  • Pursue continuing industry education including manufactures certifications, industry
    certifications, classes and workshops at tradeshows and other AVL specific education.
  • Perform other duties as assigned as a contributor to overall team goals.
  • Report to VP of Engineering.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in related field or equivalent two-year
    degree and 6+ years’ experience.
  • Four+ years of experience in the physical AVL or production design field with progressively
    responsible system level experience
  • Experience in AVL, network and control system design and implementation.
  • Thorough knowledge and skills in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn key software platforms DTools (Systems
    Integrator), ConnectWise, VectorWorks, WireCAD, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Revit, Projection
    Calculator, LightWright, DIALux etc.
  • CTS-D Certification or other industry certifications and memberships a plus.
  • Manufacture certifications a plus.

 

ABOUT US:

Stark Raving Solutions, LLC connects houses of worship, religious and non-profit organizations to their people through high quality audio/video/lighting/acoustic design and installation. Topnotch consultation, design and customer service are what separate SRS from our competitors.  We have an experienced and dedicated team who create our ability for organic growth year over year via excellent and consistent customer service. SRS is nimble and responsive to customer needs and has been in service for 17 years.


WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A small company atmosphere with challenging work and opportunities to learn new
    skills and knowledge.
  • New and different projects, exceeding client’s expectations and the reward of seeing
    them successfully use the tools we put together for them.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits based on industry research.
  • Simple IRA option with partial contribution match.
  • Health and Dental benefits, Disability insurance.
  • Paid holidays, PTO


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Thank you.


TECHNICIAN

JOB DESCRIPTION

The ideal candidate for this position is a hardworking individual who is looking for a hands-on career in a fun and innovative industry. We are looking for someone who has the drive to get the job done the right way. You would be working with one of our install teams to build advanced audio, video and lighting systems for our clients. Some projects are local and some require travel. We respect your home life and strive for a balance between local and non-local work while making sure systems are ready when clients need them to be. Success in this role means working projects safely, to SRS standards, with a can-do attitude.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 2+ years of experience in audio, video and lighting installations. Experienced in pulling wire, terminations and rigging equipment safely and securely.
  •  Knowledgeable in all phases of a system installation. Must be physically able to climb ladders, scaffolding, lift heavy items, and operate power tools.
  • Be integral part of team to to install project scope according to SRS quality and safety standards. Team members may include SRS employees, contractors, clients or other trades.  Projects are done generally on construction sites and may be local or require travel with the team. Travel will be required with this position.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, SRS personnel, other trades and manufacturers.
  • Utilize SRS tools to receive project task schedule, update tasks with installation details and report status on tasks.
  • Participate in training as directed

 

ABOUT US:

Stark Raving Solutions, LLC connects houses of worship, religious and non-profit organizations to their people through high quality audio/video/lighting/acoustic design and installation. Topnotch consultation, design and customer service are what separate SRS from our competitors.  We have an experienced and dedicated team who create our ability for organic growth year over year via excellent and consistent customer service. SRS is nimble and responsive to customer needs and has been in service for 17 years.


WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A small company atmosphere with challenging work and opportunities to learn new
    skills and knowledge.
  • New and different projects, exceeding client’s expectations and the reward of seeing
    them successfully use the tools we put together for them.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits based on industry research.
  • Simple IRA option with partial contribution match.
  • Health and Dental benefits, Disability insurance.
  • Paid holidays, PTO


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Thank you.

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