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Repair Technician

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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 17188
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For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Tony Purpura, Equipment Technology Manager, School of Film and Photography,, 406-994-6253

Classification Title Equip/Facility Mgr
Working Title Repair Technician
Brief Position Overview

The School of Film and Photography (SFP) is in search of a repair technician to maintain their equipment, computer labs and studio spaces on a day-to-day basis. The position works directly under the Technical Director in a fun, fast paced work environment.

Position Number 4M1042
Department School of Film & Photography
Division College of Arts & Architecture
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation MPEA
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $13.86 per hour.
Contract Type Classified Salary
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The department has over 14,000 pieces of film/video/photography gear including cameras, sound, lighting, editing, scanning, enlargers, large format printers and other equipment. The repair technician is responsible for the servicing/maintenance of all above equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Repair/maintenance of all film, video and photography cameras (SLR/DSLR/Motion picture/Video)
  • Repair/maintenance of all film, video and photography lights, strobes, HMI, electrical and/or grip equipment
  • Repair/maintenance of Epson large-format printers, and enlargers
  • Basic analog photography B&W chemistry mixing
  • Repair/maintenance of all studio, classroom and lab spaces
  • Installation and updates of all x40 Apple-based computer stations
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Two years of full-time experience directly related to professional film, photography and video production or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  2. Currently demonstrates experience in managing an Apple-based computer lab as well as technical expertise in Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.
  3. Documented experience in operating, troubleshooting and/or repairing a variety of film, video and photography equipment, (ie: DSLR, SLR, 16mm motion picture cameras, video cameras, lights, sound equipment, and post production).
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Film or Video or a related field
  2. AA degree or certificate from a technical program in film or photography/media arts
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Demonstrated experience with Apple hardware and software
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to explain and communicate detailed information both verbally and in writing
  • Genuine interest in Film/TV/Photography trends
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management and documentation (ie: equipment condition reports, logs, etc…)
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Must be comfortable moving or positioning up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date At the conclusion of a successful search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on March 17, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions
Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume OR Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
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