Careers

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Sim is a leading supplier of studios, production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, Sim’s team and services have supported features such as “Deadpool” and Oscar-winning documentary, “OJ: Made in America,” and hit series “Game of Thrones,” “Mr. Robot,” “Stranger Things” and “Handmaid’s Tale.” Sim Studios supports TV series, feature films and commercial productions with over 400,000 square feet of first-class studio and production facilities in Vancouver.  Sim Lighting & Grip provides services and equipment from hubs in Vancouver and Toronto; Sim Camera provides rental equipment and support from hubs in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Northern Ontario and Atlanta. Sim Post provides an array of services from workflow/dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Sim Hollywood is located in the former historic Eastman Kodak building, and provides the industry’s only camera-through-post services venue. Sim is backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners. For more information, visit siminternational.com or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @simcomplete.

Corporate

System Administrator Toronto

Location: Sim Corporate IT, Toronto

Position Summary: 

The System Administrator will provide day-to-day support of infrastructure, server and network as well as end user and desktop support, as required. Additionally, will support and maintain VMware, Windows OS, Exchange, Skype for Business and other various applications including hardware infrastructure. This person will provide timely, technological solutions to business problems to keep all systems running smoothly. This person will support a wide selection of technologies for over 500 users in multiple locations. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain and support VMware Virtual Server environment 
  • Administration of networking, firewalls and network security 
  • Maintain MS Exchange, Skype for Business, SQL servers 
  • Maintain end user application access via Centrify (SSO) 
  • Maintain RAID, SAN and NAS architecture and design 
  • Administer Active Directory, RDS, VPN 
  • Maintain and monitor Veeam backups for all servers 
  • Hardware and software support for desktop, network, server, printers and peripherals 
  • Provide hands on end user deskside support, as required 
  • Maintain documentation on all computer assets 
  • Administer phone system, surveillance system, security system 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 

  • Hands on experience with Mac OS X and MS Windows 7 & 10 
  • Networking, switches, LAN, WAN, network cabling and WiFi 
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office, including MS Outlook 
  • Experience with a MS Windows server support is considered an asset 
  • Experience with a Help Desk ticketing system is considered an asset 
  • Experience with RFC workflow is considered an asset 
  • Knowledge of rental inventory software is considered an asset 
  • Knowledge of scheduling software is considered an asset 
  • Experience with a VoIP system is considered an asset 
  • Self-starter who is well organized, disciplined and able to manage their own work and work within a team setting 
  • Excellent customer service 
  • Excellent oral and written/documentation skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills 
  • Excellent problem solving and analytic skills 

Education: 

  • Information Technology/Computer Science program or equivalent 

General:

  • Participate in evaluating emerging technologies 
  • Learn and support new technology to support the business as needed 
  • Keep IT Director informed of key developments that affect services delivered to the business 
  • Rotational on-call support evenings and weekends 

Working Conditions & Physical Effort: 

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment 
  • Some physical effort required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material) 
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers 
  • Some exposure to warehouse environment 
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and other computer components. 

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume directly to HR@siminternational.com and reference “Systems Administrator” in the subject line. 

 

Lighting + Grip

2nd Department Head Toronto

Location: Commissioners St, Toronto  

Position Summary:

The position of 2ndDepartment Head follows specific processes as defined in the Procedures Handbook.  The 2ndDepartment Head is the second most senior crew member and is a role model for the Department. They will partner with the Department Head to ensure consistent communication and processes throughout the department and warehouse. They will manage the Department’s activities during Department Head absence and be a key contributor to managing daily warehouse operations and ensure employees are fulfilling job responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Assist Department Head in performing the following:

  • Manage the daily Department operation and staff ensuring all processes are properly followed in accordance with the Procedures Handbook
  • Train and coach staff on best uses of equipment (including fork lift and order picker as applicable) and procedures; monitor initiatives ensuring effective and efficient implementation
  • Ensure equipment is appropriately inspected, cleaned, tested, repaired, modified, manufactured and returned to inventory in an efficient and timely manner as required.Preventative maintenance or innovative solutions are to be used/implemented as required.
  • Ensure premises are clean and well organized
  • Ensure appropriate staff coverage at all times during work hours
  • Ensure all equipment and tools are properly accounted for and safeguarded
  • Ensure all processes (including documentation) are reviewed on a continual basis and are as safe, efficient and effective as possible; provide input to develop written procedures as required (best practices); ensure activities are conducted according to legislated requirements
  • Identify issues and make recommendations; provide suggestions to Dept. Head on purchase/disposal of items as required; include testing of newly purchased equipment and reviewing appropriate manufacturer’s warranty/guarantee programs when required
  • Ensure information flows are open and that staff is informed and motivated
  • Collaborate with Department Head regarding strategic direction
  • Perform maintenance activities as appropriate and when required
  • Maintain relations with other departments on an on-going basis
  • Assist other areas of Sim as required
  • Ensure adherence to provincial labour and safety guidelines
  • Ensure RentalWorks records are maintained: purchase orders, equipment repair log,equipment inventory and issuing new equipment barcodes, etc. as appropriate
  • Participate in SAM meetings when required and when Department Head is absent
  • Assist in distribution of Standards Bulletins
  • Ensure the safeguarding of hazardous materials
  • Participate in the Company’s on call rotation, as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

2ndDepartment Head I

Grip, Cable, Dollies and Swing

  • Secondary School education with minimum 5 years of warehouse experience
  • 2 years of people management experience working with shifts and high volumes
  • Practical knowledge of electricity, electronics and mechanical equipment, its applicable legislation and use; electrical or mechanical certification desired
  • Thorough understanding of safety issues
  • Ability to have customer and company perspectives bearing in mind cost-effectiveness and recommendations
  • Adaptable to change, able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Comfort using computers regularly (Outlook, database systems and data networking)
  • Working knowledge of WHMIS 2015 and Workplace Safety
  • ETECP Cerification recommended

 Contacts:

  • Frequent internal contacts with all Departments
  • Frequent external contacts with suppliers and customers
  • Company representative concerning electrical/mechanical processes, procedures and legal requirements as required

Job Complexities:

  • Ensure quality and standardization of equipment
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all processes
  • Organize and prioritize workload/issues in order to cope with volume and requests
  • Ensure customer needs are met by balancing demand and supply of inventory
  • Continually raise the level of performance expectations (quality and output volume)
  • Maintain temperament during times of high stress, staff issue and customer complaint
  • Exercise decision-making and independent judgement on an on-going basis in ever-changing environments
  • Respond to the needs of a diverse work force
  • Maintain a safe and effective work environment
  • Refer to higher level approval when required
  • Maintain communications during times of high work volume

 Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • On feet for extended periods of time
  • Frequent heavy lifting (up to 100 lb)
  • Warehouse conditions; exposure to climatic changes
  • May be required to work outside for extended periods
  • Repetitive movement with hands while using equipment
  • Some exposure to chemicals
  • Frequent bending and kneeling
  • Overtime may be required (including weekends)

 

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume directly to HR@siminternational.com and reference “2ndDepartment Head” in the subject line.

 

Corporate

Business Intelligence Developer Toronto

Location: Commissioners Street, Toronto

Position Summary:

The Business Intelligence (BI) Developer is accountable for enhancing the analytical capability through process requirements, design and developmentof reports and BI solutions for end users. This position will be responsible for process development and testing, data modeling, data integration, and dashboard/KPI report automation. This position must work proactively and effectively with internal stakeholders to provide support and expertise in data management, infrastructure support and reporting.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop SSIS packages for ETL processes to integrate data from various source systems
  • Develop SQL code / stored procedures on SQL Server
  • Ensure production issues and defects are resolved in a timely manner
  • Define reporting and BI requirements
  • Participate in the integration efforts for merging BI platforms with enterprise systems and applications
  • Design, code, test, and document all new or modified reports and BI systems
  • Assist in the design of databases and data warehouses to ensure interoperability with reporting and BI solutions

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Graduate of post-secondary institution with Information Technology / Computer Science program or equivalent
  • Should have experience in SQL programming using SQL server 2008 and higher
  • Should have advanced knowledge of SQL queries, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Should have strong understanding of relational database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Should have the ability to perform technical requirements analysis, data modeling/mapping
  • Working knowledge of Data Visualization tools such as Qlik Sense, Power BI or Tableau is preferable
  • Working knowledge of atleast oneprogramming language such as C#, Python and or Java is preferable
  • Experience with data processing flowcharting techniques

Other Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • A self-starter that is well organized, disciplined and able to manage their own work and work within a team setting
  • Possesses excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Is flexible and willing to work on a multitude of tasks to support the company’s goals and objectives

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • On-call requirement 5 days per month
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and operating office equipment (e.g. Photocopier, computer mouse, keyboard) and computers

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume directly to HR@siminternational.com and reference “BI Developer” in the subject line.

Lighting + Grip

Receptionist Vancouver

Location: Eastlake, Vancouver

Position Summary:   

This is a 6 month contract position.

The main responsibilities of the Receptionist are to answer and redirect all incoming phone calls in a timely manner, greet visitors to the office and direct them to the appropriate area, and to provide the office with administrative support.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Answer all incoming calls, screening and routing as required, taking and delivering messages as necessary
  • Greet visitors to the office
  • Monitor the arrival and presence of visitors to the facility and premises, granting access and directing guests as appropriate
  • Arrange and book travel as required for staff, seeking appropriate approvals
  • Assist in completion of staff expense reports
  • Assist GM in planning and executing staff social events
  • Sourcing and engaging vendors as directed (e.g. quotes for food trucks)
  • Maintain a shared calendar of all meetings, meeting rooms, events, travel, vacations, etc.
  • Responsible for the sorting and processing of outgoing and incoming mail and faxes, arranging, receiving and shipping of packages and small courier shipments
  • Maintain postage meter and replenish funds when required
  • Provide administrative support to divisional operations when requested
  • Oversee stocking and ordering of office and kitchen supplies, obtaining all necessary approvals
  • Maintain cleanliness of office and kitchen environments, water plants as necessary
  • Filing, copying, compilation of lists and/or spreadsheets as required
  • Carry out all other reasonable duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of office equipment including Computers and Photocopiers;
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • Will build a good knowledge of local vendors (e.g. food trucks, restaurants, travel amenities, etc.).

Contacts:

  • Internal contact with all employees;
  • Frequent external contact with customers, vendors, suppliers, etc.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • Work is carried out in a typical office environment with infrequent exposure to a warehouse;
  • Requires sitting at workstation for time periods exceeding two hours and focusing on a computer screen.

 

How to apply for the job:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com with the subject, “Receptionist.”

 

Lighting + Grip

Fabric Technician Vancouver

Location: Eastlake, Vancouver

Position Summary:

The Fabric Technician manufactures and repairs backdrops, green screens and custom fabric projects using industrial textile equipment. Provides textile related technical support to Sim staff and customers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manufacture fabric overheads and flags for client productions using industrial textile equipment and supplies
  • Maintain and repair fabric as required
  • Provide estimates on fabric yardage and estimated time to manufacture
  • Manufacture custom fabric products, such as spacelight accessories, ladder light harnesses and scrimmages as required
  • Source fabric supplies requirements and maintain inventory; recommend purchase requirements
  • Clean returned fabric as required
  • Ensure activities are conducted in a safe manner and according to legislated requirements (e.g., CSA requirements)
  • Ensure all equipment is safeguarded
  • Maintain records for custom projects and provide input to repair/service quotes as required
  • Provide technical support and training to staff and customers
  • Recommend changes to the Procedures Handbook and/or standards
  • Pick, ship and receive rental equipment as required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Technical/College Diploma (2 years), or equivalent with at least 1 year practical experience
  • Has basic working knowledge of textile equipment and sewing
  • Ability to access and resolve basic equipment problems
  • Ability to multi task and adapt to changes in work load
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Film industry experience an asset
  • Working knowledge of inventory/repair computer programs an asset
  • Knowledge of Safety Guidelines and WHMIS

Job Complexities:

  • Limited decision making and independent judgement
  • Work within a two-person team and some contact with others in Grip Dept.
  • Work with high work volumes; limited ability to prioritize work
  • May work with high voltage and high amperage equipment
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • Warehouse conditions; exposure to climatic changes
  • Frequent bending and kneeling, working on the floor
  • On feet for extended periods of time
  • Occasional heavy lifting (up to 100 lb)
  • Repetitive movement with hands while using equipment
  • Regular exposure to dust and fabric fibers
  • Overtime may be required including weekends

Contacts:

  • Limited internal contacts up to and including the manager level
  • Limited external contacts with users and suppliers

How to apply for the job

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com

 

Post Production

Technician, Post Sound Toronto

Location: King Street, Toronto

Position Summary:

The Technician supports the business’ operations to ensure all employees have the technical resources needed in order to provide exceptional service to our clients.  The successful candidate will have knowledge of the following computer systems:  Avid ProTools editing and mixing (including Dolby Atmos), Avid Media Composer, Avid Unity, ISIS and Nexis, and DaVinci Resolve.  Mac is the standard platform for most of our systems, so you will need to have a deep understanding of it, but you will also need to have excellent Windows knowledge.  (It’ll be a bonus if you are very versatile with Linux too).  Flexibility in working hours is a requirement, as some evening and weekend work will be expected.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Configure and troubleshoot ProTools, Media Composer and Resolve systems.
  • Assist in managing Unity, ISIS and Nexis Shared Storage systems.
  • Assist in managing our custom production servers and networks.
  • Participate in deliveries to the field for remote editorial setup and teardown.
  • Maintain the various editing and mixing systems to peak efficiency.
  • Respond promptly to situations that require technical support and/or service.
  • Configure editing and mixing systems to work securely on our various networks.
  • Assist clients and staff with any concerns regarding equipment and workflows.
  • Work with our IT department to keep all of our public and private networks functioning.
  • Stay current with equipment, systems and operations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • 5 years’ of experience in a professional audio / video editing business desirable
  • Post-secondary education in Audio/Video Technology, or a related field required
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Mac hardware and software
  • Familiarity / working knowledge of all or some of the following computer systems: Avid ProTools editing and mixing (including Dolby Atmos), Avid Media Composer, Avid Unity, ISIS and Nexis, and DaVinci Resolve
  • A thorough understanding of professional audio and video systems is mandatory
  • A willingness to learn coupled with a willingness to work hard are a must.

 Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • Work is typically performed in an office environment
  • Some local travel may be required
  • Some physical effort required including sitting for prolonged periods and lifting up to 50lbs. occasionally
  • Frequent use of standard office equipment such as computers
  • Attendance requirement at after-hours activities (e.g. company events)
  • Open to flexible working hours including evenings and weekends.

 How to apply for the job:

 If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume directly to HR@siminternational.com and reference “Technician – Post Sound” in the subject line.

 

 

Camera

Engineering Technician Vancouver

Location: Lougheed, Vancouver

Position Summary:

The Engineering Technician follows documented procedures to clean, test, and maintain rental equipment to conform to Sim’s quality control procedures and standards.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Clean, evaluate and test specific equipment and accessories.
  • Ensure that all missing and/or damaged items are reported to supervisor and put into service.
  • Report all damages or malfunctioning equipment and complete the required paperwork including LMD, fault reports, purchase orders.
  • Effectively use business software system (R2) to track repairs, rental requirements and service schedules.
  • Help to develop ideas that modify and/or redesign systems to improve SIM Digital’s products and/or services.
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients and staff members when required.
  • Attend training and continuously develop relevant knowledge and skills

Additional Responsibilities

  • Purchase tech room supplies and parts when required
  • Assist in keeping personal work station and tech room clean and organized
  • Assist in keeping all production rental gear clean and in good working order
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned
  • Submit detailed weekly activity reports
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mission, vision, and values of SIM Digital
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Attend staff meetings as required
  • Carry a Company issued cell phone and participate in the Company’s on call rotation
  • Travel and work overtime when required

Other Attributes:

  • Customer Service Focus –Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with SIM
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Adaptability/Flexibility – Adapts easily to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities
  • Attention to Detail – Ensures that standards for self, staff, equipment and services are set, reviewed and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery
  • Development & Continual Learning – Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

 Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production or Electronics Course
  • Internship or practical experience in the film, television and/or professional photographic industry
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office and ability to learn and use business software
  • Ability to use, learn and implement Electronics Principles to make repairs and adjustments to production rental equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with customers and co-workers

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Some exposure to warehouse environment

How to apply for the job:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com .

Post Production

VFX / Motion Graphics Artist Toronto

Location: 3 Mutual Street,Toronto

Position Summary

The VFX / Motion Graphics Artist will be responsible for running both supervised and unsupervised online sessions. The Visual FX Artist will possess a VFX and motion graphics background and the main platforms they will work on will be Flame and After Effects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Running both supervised and un-supervised online sessions;
  • Management of various VFX workflows, file management and outputs;
  • Carry out 2D/3D composting, green screen matte extraction, set extensions, roto-scoping and paint fixes;
  • Utilize solid knowledge of CG integration;
  • Work with the internal post team to design and execute various post VFX and motion graphic animations;
  • Responsible for interpreting and executing client revisions or requests in a supervised environment;
  • Must attend and contribute to pre-production meetings when necessary;
  • Carry out all other reasonable duties assigned by the Company. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • 5-10 years’ experience with Flame and/or After Effects workflows in commercials and/or Film/TV environment;
  • Experience handling multiple facets of VFX compositing and motion graphics animation;
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines with client supervision;
  • Robust data management skills;
  • Knowledge of alternate online software platforms like Nuke & Nuke X, Avid, Mocha and Premiere would be considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with management of online media management storage (including Avid ISIS);
  • Must have full reel showcasing past work;
  • Well versed in graphic design and text animation;
  • Knowledge or previous experience as an on set VFX supervisor;
  • Awareness of current tech trends and software upgrades. 

 Other Attributes:

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them
  • Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

 Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required
  • Long hours sitting in front of a computer

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume directly to HR@siminternational.com and reference “Visual FX Artist” in the subject line.

Post Production

Finishing Producer New York

Position Summary

The role of the Finishing Producer is to coordinate offline, online, and color sessions of various types of media production including commercial, TV, feature, and deliverables work.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with Engineering, Operations, Editoris and Colorists to usher work through post production pipeline, sometimes through multiple facilities
  • Schedule and deliver multiple episodic projects, films and commercials
  • Liaise closely with Sales to adjust bids and quotes for additional work throughout the facility
  • Organize and facilitate digital asset delivery and archiving, sometimes for multiple vendors
  • Create, track, revise the post schedule and work orders for all bookings, including rooms, equipment and resources
  • Use Xytech to process orders and create estimates and invoices for clients
  • All other reasonable duties as assigned by the company

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years’ experience in the post production sector
  • Detailed knowledge of the post production process with an emphasis on Broadcast color grading, online, visual effects, CG workflows, and some offline knowledge
  • Understanding of various types of media, file types, EDLs and delivery specifications
  • Experience managing film and television workflows
  • Proactively handle day to day Client Service issues and escalate to management when necessary
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in a client-facing role
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines

Other Attributes: 

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information in order to present viable solutions
  • Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required, lifting portable hard drives, boxes with tape media
  • Some exposure to physical risk
  • All job descriptions are subject to change based on the evolving needs at Sim.

How to apply for the job

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com

Camera

Prep Technician Los Angeles

Position Summary

The Prep Technician is responsible for building and ensuring equipment packages are complete for upcoming rentals; maintaining select camera equipment; and providing safe, quick, reliable and courteous delivery service to and from customers and/or suppliers.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assembles, sets up and tests rental orders as per client contracts. Ensures all customer concerns are brought to the attention of the warehouse supervisor.
  • Assesses each package to make sure they are correct and working, and informs supervisor of any items that may be missing or should be included
  • Ensures that all missing and/or damaged items are reported to supervisor and/or engineering staff
  • Greets clients/vendors in a professional and friendly manner and always offers help when loading in and out gear
  • Works with engineering staff to develop ideas that modify and/or redesign systems to improve Sim Digital’s products and/or services
  • Assists in keeping the warehouse, tech storage, prep bays and kitchen area clean and organized
  • Accountable for the completion, accuracy and submission of all relevant paperwork for operations and accounting departments.
  • Ensures that all paperwork is properly filled out, that clients sign and receive the correct paperwork and that all paperwork is filed in its proper place
  • Operates assigned company vehicles in a safe and courteous manner
  • Adheres to the laws of the State/Provincial Highways Commissions
  • Reads and interprets maps and driving directions to plan the most efficient route service
  • Attends training and continuously develops relevant knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the mission, vision, and values of Sim Digital
  • Travels and works overtime when required
  • Carries a Company cell phone and participates as scheduled on the on-call rotation
  • Attends staff meetings as required

 

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with customers and co-workers
  • Valid Driver’s license with a clean record
  • Ability to recognize vehicle maintenance needs
  • Comfortable driving panel vans and cube trucks safely and appropriately
  • Proficiency in the use of windows and computer programs (Word, Outlook, Excel) and office equipment:
  • R2 software experience an asset
  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in film and/or television production related field
  • 1+ years’ experience in the film, television and/or professional photographic industry;

 

Other Attributes

  • Adaptability/Flexibility – Adapts easily to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are set, reviewed and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service
  • Customer Service Focus – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company
  • Development & Continual Learning – Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to learning and self- improvement
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
  • Physical effort required – frequent loading, securing and unloading of heavy equipment
  • Driving in heavy traffic
  • Exposure to warehouse and on-set location environments
  • Some exposure to physical risk

Post Dailies + Rentals

Post Engineering Technician New York

Location: 100 Jewel Street

Position Summary

The Post Engineering Technician position is responsible for building, maintaining, and ensuring client support of editing and workflow systems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and install, all software and hardware for editing systems, data carts, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Maintain, clean, test, troubleshoot and complete minor repairs for all editing systems, data cart, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Perform installations and tear outs of in-house and on location editing systems, data carts, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Hardware and Software installations and support include, but are not limited to, Mac, Windows, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Express Dailies, Davinci Resolve, Mircrosoft Office, Adobe, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining and supporting shared network storage systems including, but not limited to, Avid ISIS, Unity and Facilis Terrablock.
  • Assist in formatting and testing cards and drives as needed.
  • Perform and maintain monitor calibrations.
  • Ensure excellent quality and customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ensure equipment is properly assigned, booked, prepped and dispatched in R2.
  • Ensure transfers are coordinated and assigned properly in R2.
  • Report all damages or malfunctioning equipment to Director of Post Engineering and General Manager, and ensure it is properly assigned to service in R2.
  • Be available as a consultant during camera preps that involve digital media workflows and work continually towards self-development to stay current on new technology, trends, procedures & practices.
  • Assist in prepping and maintaining of other production equipment when required.
  • Ensure that editing suites and equipment room are kept clean and organized.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of/and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values.
  • Provide assistance and information to each client, potential client, and staff member.
  • Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required.
  • Be available after hours by email or phone, as needed.
  • All other reasonable duties assigned by the company.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • Strong working knowledge of PC/MAC based computers and software
  • Active ACSR status a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong customer service approach
  • Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • 5yrs Experience working in the Film and television industry a plus
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for: Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Other Attributes:

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses and implementing them.
  • Self-Management: Works independently with minimal supervision and is disciplined in setting priorities.
  • Customer Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim.
  • Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company.
  • Teamwork: Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness.
  • Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision. Challenges the status quo.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required as everyone on the Sim team is asked from time to time to pitch in and help share the load.
  • Some exposure to physical risk

How to apply for the job

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com and reference “Post Engineering Technician – New York” in the subject line.

Lighting + Grip

Driver Toronto

Position Summary

We’re currently looking for an AZ licensed driver to join our Lighting + Grip rentals division.  If you’re looking for a job with a steady day schedule, Monday – Friday, then this might be the job for you!

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Obtain delivery/pick-up requests from the driver delivery board or as directed
  • Ensure full understanding of delivery location, individual contact, and any payment conditions and pick-up requirements if appropriate
  • Ensure all pulled items are loaded on vehicle
  • Ensure vehicle is properly loaded and secure for transport. Assist crew with loading when required
  • Inform Floor Manager/Department Head if load is large and additional assistance is required
  • Be presentable, courteous and conscientious at all times; a real Ambassador of Sim Lighting + Grip
  • Conduct a vehicle circle check prior to driving to ensure it is legal and safe
  • Operate vehicle safely and according to the Sim Lighting + Grip policy
  • Ensure vehicle is always locked when not in use
  • Immediately inform the Floor Manager of any vehicle maintenance problems and report issue to Transportation
  • Take cell phone and maintain contact with Floor Manager from each location to obtain further direction
  • Identify destination(s), vehicle taken, time out/in, and cell phone taken in the “Driver Log Book” as applicable
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of all documentation
  • Ensure the vehicle is filled with fuel, and maintained in a clean manner
  • Ensure that deliveries/pick-ups are reviewed according to the contract, correctly counted, signed for, paid for (where requested) and appropriately receipted. Assist with unloading/loading as appropriate
  • When RentalWorks paperwork is applicable, ensure that a return slip is given to customer when picking up equipment in the field
  • Identify any visible equipment defects to customer upon pick up and Rental Coordinator upon return
  • Assist in the warehouse as directed
  • Refer any customer feedback (positive or negative) to Floor Manager / Manager, Customer Service as soon as possible
  • All other reasonable duties assigned by the Company

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Up to date AZ driver’s license with clean driving abstract is a requirement;
  • Successful completion of secondary school education;
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Continually provide exemplary customer service;
  • Knowledge of customer locations for pick-ups and deliveries;
  • General knowledge of equipment is an asset;
  • Knowledge of set operation is an asset;
  • Understand driver and other relevant safety issues a requirement;
  • Good oral and written communication.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Exposure to typical warehouse conditions including climatic change and motorized vehicles;
  • Frequent visits to set and customer locations;
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required on occasion;
  • Prolonged periods of sitting while safely operating a motorized vehicle;
  • Safe entry and exit from a delivery truck using 3-point contact.

How to apply for the job

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com and reference “Driver” in the subject line.

Post Production

Digital Dailies Technician New York, Vancouver

Sim International, a leading supplier of production equipment, workflow and post-production solutions, is currently looking for a Dailies Technician in Vancouver, Los Angeles & New York.

We are seeking an individual who works well in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, can comfortably communicate with clients and co-workers, and is technically savvy. Preference will be given to candidates with dailies colorist experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Processing and syncing digital dailies to editorial specifications.
  • Working closely with a few of the on-set crew members.
  • Frequent communication with members of post-production.
  • Assuring the quality and accuracy of the master media for archiving.
  • Troubleshooting any issues that may arise during the course of the job.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency at transcoding video and post-syncing.
  • Familiarity with AVID environments.
  • Understanding of ARRI, RED, and RAW file-based workflows is an asset.
  • Knowledge of dailies processing software is an asset.
  • Technical understanding of television specifications.
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity when working and communicating with clients.
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com

 

Job seeker? Why choose Sim?

 

 We Offer:
  • Competitive wages
  • Retirement savings program with company matching
  • Comprehensive company-sponsored health benefits
  • Perks including discounted health and wellness programs
  • Exposure to best-in-class motion picture technologies
  •  Free parking at most locations
  • Company events including food truck lunches, summer BBQ’s, technology workshops, and industry events
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires and interns
  • Open-door communication
  • A work environment where you can make an impact!

Equal Opportunity & Accessible Employment Statement

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.