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    Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

    Set up or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.

    Perform minor repairs and routine cleaning of audio and video equipment. Diagnose and resolve media system problems in classrooms. Switch sources of video input from one camera or studio to another, from film to live programming, or from network to local programming. Meet with directors and senior members of camera crews to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, camera movements, and picture composition. Construct and position properties, sets, lighting equipment, and other equipment. Compress, digitize, duplicate, and store audio and video data. Obtain, set up, and load videotapes for scheduled productions or broadcasts. Edit videotapes by erasing and removing portions of programs and adding video and/or sound as required. Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production. Plan and develop pre-production ideas into outlines, scripts, story boards, and graphics, using own ideas or specifications of assignments. Maintain inventories of audio and video tapes and related supplies. Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums to effectively meet objectives within budgetary constraints, utilizing research, knowledge, and training. Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed. Monitor incoming and outgoing pictures and sound feeds to ensure quality, and notify directors of any possible problems. Mix and regulate sound inputs and feeds, or coordinate audio feeds with television pictures. Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment used to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, cable programs, and motion pictures. Design layouts of audio and video equipment, and perform upgrades and maintenance. Record and edit audio material such as movie soundtracks, using audio recording and editing equipment. Inform users of audio and videotaping service policies and procedures. Obtain and preview musical performance programs prior to events in order to become familiar with the order and approximate times of pieces. Produce rough and finished graphics and graphic designs. Locate and secure settings, properties, effects, and other production necessities. Control the lights and sound of events, such as live concerts, before and after performances, and during intermissions. Conduct training sessions on selection, use, and design of audiovisual materials and on operation of presentation equipment. Organize and maintain compliance, license, and warranty information related to audio and video facilities. Develop manuals, texts, workbooks, or related materials for use in conjunction with production materials or for training. Perform narration of productions, or present announcements.

    Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Engineering and Technology -- Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. Telecommunications -- Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. Communications and Media -- Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others. Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively. Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. Hearing Sensitivity -- The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.