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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.

Post Production

Media Manager New York

Position Summary:

The Media Manager will work directly with the media management team and finishing producers to ensure that data IO workflows are implemented and adhered to. This person will perform pre-conforms, archiving, media management, pulls and archiving.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Media Manager’s number one priority is to handle all of the picture finishing department’s data I/O and media management.
  • Download all materials when received digitally from clients.
  • Perform first glance checks of client’s hard drives, digital files to check for errors or incorrect files.
  • Responsible for occasional LTO archiving and restoring of DI assets for all film and television productions while adhering to MPAA regulations
  • Responsible for all data on SAN environment including but not limited to files copies setting file permissions and the creation/ deletion / and management of projects
  • Organize and facilitate digital asset delivery and archiving
  • Maintain organization and folder structure for projects in accordance with the Sim Post file management policies and procedures
  • Assist in conform of feature films (both narrative and documentary), episodic television, and short films using Davinci Resolve, Avid Symphony, Adobe Premiere, Filmlight Baselight & Autodesk Flame.
  • All other reasonable duties as assigned by the company

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 2-3 years experience in the Post Production sector
  • A demonstrated history of being detail oriented, organized, and respectful of a quiet work environment.
  • Previous experience working hands on with computers and/or in IT, plus comfortable learning new software.
  • Experience using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere CC, Final Cut Pro, and/ or DaVinci Resolve and Smoke/Flame.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technically or creatively related field.
  • Competency in diagnosing issues with software.
  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines.

Other Attributes

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions
  • Teamwork – Participates actively with the team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

Working Conditions and 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

How to apply for the job:

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

Lighting + Grip

Warehouse Crew, Grip Department Vancouver

About the position

This is a full-time, permanent position from Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm with opportunity for overtime during busy periods. This is generally a warehouse shipping/receiving position which does not involve working on-set and is strictly within the warehouse.

The Grip Department is built on a sturdy foundation of a positive attitude, clear communication and interest in helping out anyone who is in need of extra muscle. This department consists of 10 crew members and is a good fit If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty from hauling sandbags to cleaning rain-soaked fabrics. True grit is a prerequisite for success in the Grip crew. If you have a keen attention to detail, work well under pressure and get down to the nitty gritty, the Grip department is for you.

What you’ll do

  • Accurately pull and ship orders following Grip Shipping Processes
  • Receive rental orders and purchases following Grip Receiving Processes
  • Perform accurate counts on incoming and outgoing gear
  • Identify and store items into proper areas following shelving practices
  • Refer defective bar codes (retired, out on another order, unreadable, i-code mix-up) to the Department Head, 2nd Department Head or Floor Manager for resolution
  • Refer RentalWorks data entry errors or COD orders to the Rental Coordinator (RC)
  • Direct customer enquiries/complaints to the RC, Customer Service Representative or Inside Sales Representative as appropriate
  • Conduct all duties expeditiously in a safe and careful manner to minimize damage
  • Ensure quality control of all equipment meets standards
  • Identify issues and make recommendations (includes damaged equipment on shelf, poor communication, paperwork, customer relations, etc.)
  • Maintain positive and courteous customer relationships
  • Build respectful team relationships with co-workers

What you’ll need

  • Grade 12
  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in film and/or television production related field an asset
  • Warehouse experience preferred
  • Keen interest in shipping and receiving and film production gear
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Film production experience an asset

Our work environment

  • On feet for extended periods of time
  • Frequent heavy lifting (up to 100 lb), sometimes awkwardly sized equipment
  • Frequent bending and kneeling
  • Warehouse conditions; may be required to work outside for extended periods
  • Repetitive movement with hands while using equipment
  • Some exposure to chemicals (WHMIS training provided)
  • A friendly, positive work environment with a strong team dynamic
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires
  • Open-door communication
  • A work environment where you can really make an impact!

How to apply for the job:

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

Camera

Engineering Technician I Atlanta

Position Summary:

The Engineering Technician follows documented procedures to clean, test, and maintain rental equipment to conform to the company’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 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 the company
  • 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

 

Qualifications:

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

Our Work Environment:

  • 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 your resume to HR@siminternational.com

Lighting + Grip

Manager – Inventory & Shipping Vancouver

Position Summary:

Manages the movement and coordination of all rental equipment maximizing utilization, accuracy and efficiency of deployment while minimizing the cost and effort required. Responsible for the inventory management of equipment, supplies and accessories including ordering, purchasing, movement and disposition.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct management of Rental Coordinators and Shipping & Receiving Coordinator (if applicable) in local facility. Includes mentoring & training, attendance & performance management, ongoing communication, oversight of daily tasks, enforcement of processes & procedures, participation in hiring and selection process.
  • Make purchase recommendations through annual capex budget process and on-going tactical purchase requests.
  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors to ensure prompt service and favorable pricing.
  • Execute the purchase of equipment, parts and supplies/expendables, as approved.
  • Manage transfers to and from other locations, as required.
  • Assist with the coordination of in and outbound shipping including subrentals, transfers and purchases.
  • Participate in ensuring the accuracy of the inventory database as well as the quality of equipment.
  • Supervise the execution of physical inventory and cycle counts.
  • Monitor equipment utilization and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Ensure clear identification of all equipment, including administration of inventory codes and effective labelling.
  • Assist with equipment forecasting and build forecast reservations.
  • Troubleshoot inventory issues and conflicts as necessary.
  • Review all sub rental PO requests following standard company procedures with the goal of maximizing inventory utilization and profitability, approving sub rental PO’s as appropriate.
  • Participate in regular meetings as required (i.e. Department Head meetings, Regional Sales Meetings) disseminating relevant information to affected personnel.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives and special inventory projects as required.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 5-10 years of relatable experience, preferably in an equipment rental environment
  • Solid understanding of equipment; its use, its role within a production, its packaging
  • Knowledge of domestic and cross border shipping
  • Strong understanding of warehouse operations and transactional processes
  • In depth knowledge of inventory software
  • Ability to negotiate and influence decisions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com by Thursday June 20 at noon.

 

Corporate

Accounts Payable Clerk Vancouver

Position Summary

To ensure that all documentation (e.g., supplier invoicing, billing, etc.) is entered in the accounting system on a timely and efficient basis ensuring accuracy, correct coding and application to the appropriate fiscal period.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Accounting Duties

  • Prepare, receive and process accounting documentation including as applicable matching information and forms, coding distribution, circulation for approvals, posting to the computer system, verification of rates according to contract, etc. Ensure any changes made are accurately completed
  • Identify and investigate errors verifying information with appropriate sources prior to implementing changes
  • Liaise with the Controller as required to obtain approvals, identify issues and concerns, and obtain guidance
  • Maintain documentation files according to processes and procedures
  • Regularly reconcile sub-ledgers accounts as well as the General Ledger
  • Produce balanced reports and assist Controller at month-end
  • Other duties as assigned

Accounts Payable Duties

  • Receive and process vendor invoices, including matching to P.O. and packing slips, coding distribution, circulation for approvals and posting to the computer system
  • Liaise with the Controller in order to issue vendor payments as required
  • Maintain Paid Invoice files
  • Regularly reconcile Accounts Payable sub-ledgers with Vendor Statements, as well as the General Ledger
  • Prepare monthly accounts payable accruals for company
  • Produce balanced reports and assist Controller at month-end

Reception Duties (relief duty when required)

  • Answer all incoming calls and redirect as required
  • Greet customers
  • Open and sort mail
  • Receive and ship courier items
  • Maintain postage meter and fax machine (ie. Ordering Parts)
  • Mail invoices
  • Provide administrative support (i.e., Data Entry into SALES FORCE, Expense Reports)
  • Track and order office / kitchen supplies

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Knowledge of accounting practices and Commodity taxes
  • Knowledge of computer systems – Windows based software, Solomon, Concur and Excel

Contacts:

  • All suppliers
  • External-sporadic contact with production representatives requesting invoices or Statement of Account
  • All staff

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • Office environment
  • Long periods of sitting
  • Hours of focusing at the workstation
  • Occasional exposure to warehouse conditions

The company reserves the right to make changes to all job descriptions with the evolving needs of the company.

 

How to apply:

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

 

 

Post Production

Dailies Technician

Location: Memphis, TN

 

Position Summary:

 Use technical abilities to color, process, and sync digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Dailies Processing: 

  • Ensure safe transfer of media sent from set to the lab’s internal storage
  • Set and/or adjust one-light coloring of media based on looks provided from set
  • Process media to dailies specs provided by post
  • Sync all dailies to external audio
  • Verify the correct metadata is provided with dailies
  • Ensure all media is colored and processed to the correct requirements
  • Evaluate quality of master media and alert production and post of any corrupt media
  • Communicate and coordinate with the on-set DMT on the shipping of media and drives between the lab and set
  • Ensure script notes, sounds notes, and lab notes are forwarded along form set to post
  • Trouble shooting problem clips and processing software issues
  • Report dailies activity and daily issues to Dailies Supervisor.

Dailies Screeners:

  • Processing and authoring of DVD screeners and ISOs
  • Burning, duplication, and packaging of DVD screeners
  • Assembly and processing of digital screener reels
  • Upload of digital screeners and ISO to FTP and video file sharing sites
  • Maintenance of hardware and software required for screeners creation
  • Creation and setup of digital screeners for the iPad 

Administration: 

  • Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
  • Shipping of DVD screeners to clients
  • Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values

Clients and Technical Service:

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

 

Qualifications:

 Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: 

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course
  • Proficiency working with AVID and FCP
  • Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware.

 

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 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:

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

 

 

Post Production

Dailies Colorist New York

Location: Brooklyn

 

Position Summary:

Use technical abilities to color, process, and sync digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Dailies Coloring:

  • Responsible for hosting DP color sessions
  • Contribute to ensuring that the color on all dailies within your office are up to standard
  • Provide color assistance/guidance to junior technician in your office
  • Work closely with Workflow producers and supervisor during show startups
  • Participate in the testing/implementation of new coloring software, techniques and workflows

Dailies Processing:

  • Ensure safe transfer of media sent from set to the lab’s internal storage
  • Set and/or adjust one-light coloring of media based on looks provided from set
  • Process media to dailies specs provided by post
  • Sync all dailies to external audio
  • Verify the correct metadata is provided with dailies
  • Ensure all media is colored and processed to the correct requirements
  • Evaluate quality of master media and alert production and post of any corrupt media
  • Communicate and coordinate with the on-set DMT on the shipping of media and drives between the lab and set
  • Ensure script notes, sounds notes, and lab notes are forwarded along form set to post
  • Trouble shooting problem clips and processing software issues
  • Report dailies activity and daily issues to Supervisor.

Dailies Screeners:

  • Processing and authoring of DVD screeners and ISOs
  • Burning, duplication, and packaging of DVD screeners
  • Assembly and processing of digital screener reels
  • Upload of digital screeners and ISO to FTP and video file sharing sites
  • Maintenance of hardware and software required for screeners creation
  • Creation and setup of digital screeners for the iPad

Administration:

  • Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
  • Shipping of DVD screeners to clients
  • Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values

Clients and Technical Service:

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

 

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course
  • Proficiency working with AVID and FCP
  • Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware.

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– Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company
  • 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 the Company 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 and 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:

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

 

 

Post Production

Workflow Supervisor New York

Location: Brooklyn

 

Position Summary: 

The Workflow Supervisor uses technical abilities to supervise the coloring, processing, and syncing and archiving of digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.  Supervise dailies technicians who are handling the day-to-day duties on each show under supervision.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Supervise Dailies Crew(s): 

  • Establish yourself as the lead technician on each show being supervised, from day 1.
  • Participate in training dailies crew on your show, and evaluate their abilities to ensure technicians are ready to deliver the show’s specs from day 1.
  • Ensure dailies technicians are scheduled properly to cover off the needs of the production being supervised.
  • Ensure workflow procedure put in place at show startup is being adhered to, and that any updates to the production’s workflow are implemented into the show’s workflow documents.
  • Provide ongoing training to dailies technicians as needed.
  • Ensure deadlines are understood, and met, by the dailies technicians.
  • Maintain system for producing and delivering screeners such as DVDs, iPads, etc. to ensure production personnel are receiving these in a timely manner.
  • Continuously check to ensure communication between dailies technicians and post production personnel on client side is being handled professionally and in a timely manner.
  • QC (Quality Control) the technicians’ work to ensure metadata is tracking accurately for both picture and sound, and QC look management.
  • Oversee the master database of all shots captured during the course of production.
  • Oversee and ensure LTO backups are being completed and delivered to client.

Liase with Post Production: 

  • Establish yourself as the go-to person for post production to contact for the duration of the show with any issues or questions they may have.
  • Maintain professional level of communication throughout the course of the production when dealing with any member of post production team.
  • Troubleshoot any problem post production may bring to your attention.
  • Handle any needs with regards to producing and delivering promo material.
  • Deal with online/finishing house on an ‘urgent’ and professional basis in order to ensure any material that is holding up the finishing process is found and sent to them quickly.
  • Communicate any issues with ‘digital negative’ promptly to producer and post producer as soon as these issues are known.
  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner

Other Duties 

  • Fill the role of the dailies technician when not supervising a show. (see attached job description)
  • Lead Research and Development subgroups spearheading Bling’s continual innovation.
  • Compile reports from R&D subgroups and distribute that information to your direct supervisor and other R&D subgroups.
  • Participate in training programs (either as a student or instructor) designed to improve the collective knowledge base of the Company.

Administration: 

  • Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
  • QC dailies info sheets each day and provide to Bling admin with detailed notes on work done overnight in order to prepare accurate daily invoices.
  • Shipping of DVD screeners to clients
  • Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values of the Company.

Clients and Technical Service: 

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

 

Qualifications: 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course
  • Proficiency working with AVID and FCP
  • Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware.

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– Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company
  • 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 the company 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 and 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:

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

 

 

Post Production

Workflow Supervisor Los Angeles

Position Summary:

The Workflow Supervisor uses technical abilities to supervise the coloring, processing, and syncing and archiving of digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.  Supervise dailies technicians who are handling the day-to-day duties on each show under supervision.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise Dailies Crew(s):

  • Establish yourself as the lead technician on each show being supervised, from day 1.
  • Participate in training dailies crew on your show, and evaluate their abilities to ensure technicians are ready to deliver the show’s specs from day 1.
  • Ensure dailies technicians are scheduled properly to cover off the needs of the production being supervised.
  • Ensure workflow procedure put in place at show startup is being adhered to, and that any updates to the production’s workflow are implemented into the show’s workflow documents.
  • Provide ongoing training to dailies technicians as needed.
  • Ensure deadlines are understood, and met, by the dailies technicians.
  • Maintain system for producing and delivering screeners such as DVDs, iPads, etc. to ensure production personnel are receiving these in a timely manner.
  • Continuously check to ensure communication between dailies technicians and post production personnel on client side is being handled professionally and in a timely manner.
  • QC (Quality Control) the technicians’ work to ensure metadata is tracking accurately for both picture and sound, and QC look management.
  • Oversee the master database of all shots captured during the course of production.
  • Oversee and ensure LTO backups are being completed and delivered to client.

Liase with Post Production:

  • Establish yourself as the go-to person for post production to contact for the duration of the show with any issues or questions they may have.
  • Maintain professional level of communication throughout the course of the production when dealing with any member of post production team.
  • Troubleshoot any problem post production may bring to your attention.
  • Handle any needs with regards to producing and delivering promo material.
  • Deal with online/finishing house on an ‘urgent’ and professional basis in order to ensure any material that is holding up the finishing process is found and sent to them quickly.
  • Communicate any issues with ‘digital negative’ promptly to producer and post producer as soon as these issues are known.
  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner

Other Duties

  • Fill the role of the dailies technician when not supervising a show. (see attached job description)
  • Lead Research and Development subgroups spearheading Bling’s continual innovation.
  • Compile reports from R&D subgroups and distribute that information to your direct supervisor and other R&D subgroups.
  • Participate in training programs (either as a student or instructor) designed to improve the collective knowledge base of the Company.

Administration:

  • Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
  • QC dailies info sheets each day and provide to Bling admin with detailed notes on work done overnight in order to prepare accurate daily invoices.
  • Shipping of DVD screeners to clients
  • Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values of the Company.

Clients and Technical Service:

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course
  • Proficiency working with AVID and FCP
  • Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware.

Working Conditions and 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

The company reserves the right to make changes to all job descriptions with the evolving needs of the company.

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation  

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 compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly. 

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

Post Production

Chief Engineer New York

Position Summary:

The Chief Engineer is the lead technical resource for all matters involving the Finishing pipeline.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and mentor a staff of engineers and technicians.
  • Build and install, all software and hardware for editing systems and other workflow related computer system.
  • Maintain, clean, test, troubleshoot and complete minor repairs for all editing systems and 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, Linux, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining and supporting shared network storage systems including, but limited to, Avid Unity, Avid ISIS and Quantum StorNext.
  • 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.
  • Be available as a consultant during projects 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 7+ years’ experience in Post Production Engineering, preferably in the Film/Television industry
  • Experience working in areas of Digital Intermediates, Color Correction, VFX, and Broadcast Video a plus
  • Experience working with Linux & Mac platforms
  • Experience with DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Smoke/Flame, Avid, & ProTools
  • Experience with SAN & NAS platforms, such as Quantum Stornext and Avid Nexis
  • Experience with calibrating, configuring, and operating critical viewing monitors, video routers, video decks, and other professional video hardware systems
  • Good familiarity with the areas of color science and video standards
  • Good knowledge of IT related areas, like network switching and routing, firewalls, DNS, IP management, etc.
  • Familiarity with industry best practices in regards to security, especially those issued by the MPAA
  • Familiarity with shell scripting, compute/storage virtualization, and general DevOps
  • 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:

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

 

Camera

Prep Technician Toronto

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 the companies 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 companies mission, vision, and values
  • 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

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

Lighting + Grip

Driver Toronto

Position Summary:

The Driver is responsible for delivering and picking up production equipment in a courteous, safe and prompt manner while ensuring all required documentation is completed.  The Driver is also responsible for carrying out Technician and/or Crew job duties as required.

Primary Duties and 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 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

Qualifications:

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

Contacts:

  • Frequent internal contacts within the Department and other Departments as required
  • Frequent external suppliers, vendors and customers where applicable

Job Complexities:

  • Maintain temperament and composure during times of high stress and customer complaint
  • Ability to safely and expeditiously make deliveries during times of high volumes and traffic
  • Maintain communications during times of high work volume
  • Exercise flexibility with working hours and shifts.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Exposure to typical warehouse conditions including climatic change and motorized vehicles;
  • Frequent visits to set and customer locations;
  • Prolonged periods of sitting while safely operating a motorized vehicle;
  • Safe entry and exit from a truck using 3-point contact.

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation

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 compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

Corporate

Biller Los Angeles

Position Summary:

The Biller works closely with Post Operations, Producers and Sales to accurately and expediently process work orders, generate pre-invoices, obtain client POs and process invoices.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up bid with rates and expectations, as required
  • Receive and review work order containing billing details
  • Input work order hours into Xytech Media Pulse
  • Ensure accuracy of rates and quantities as per bid
  • Consult with technicians/artists as needed to clarify work duration, etc.
  • Generate pre-invoices in Xytech
  • Track package charges as necessary
  • Submit pre-invoices to client and obtain purchase orders
  • Communicate with clients regarding billing questions
  • Enter client purchase orders into the work orders
  • Manage assigned projects within Oracle
  • Process credits and issue rebills as necessary
  • Following established procedures to ensure data integrity

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum 2 years of relatable experience
  • Ability to operate in a face-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Knowledge of accounting practices
  • Knowledge of computer systems – Windows based software with proficiency in Excel; Post Production billing software such as Xytech MediaPulse a plus

Other Attributes

  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve results with little need for oversight.
  • Attention to Detail – Ensures accuracy and completeness when preparing documents, recording information and entering data.
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company. Listens carefully and takes care not to make assumptions.
  • Customer Service Oriented – Thinks and acts in a way that considers the needs of clients and others and ensures a high level of quality and satisfaction for all
  • Self-Management – Works independently with minimal supervision and exhibits discipline in setting priorities

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical office environment.
  • Requires long hours sitting and using computers and phones.
  • Requires long hours of focusing at a workstation

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

Post Dailies + Rentals

Dailies Technician – Contract Toronto

Position Summary:

Use technical abilities to color, process, and sync digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized Bling quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Dailies Processing:

  • Ensure safe transfer of media sent from set to the lab’s internal storage
  • Set and/or adjust one-light coloring of media based on looks provided from set
  • Process media to dailies specs provided by post
  • Sync all dailies to external audio
  • Verify the correct metadata is provided with dailies
  • Ensure all media is colored and processed to the correct requirements
  • Evaluate quality of master media and alert production and post of any corrupt media
  • Communicate and coordinate with the on-set DMT on the shipping of media and drives between the lab and set
  • Ensure script notes, sounds notes, and lab notes are forwarded along form set to post
  • Trouble shooting problem clips and processing software issues
  • Report dailies activity and daily issues to Workflow Supervisor.

Dailies Screeners:

  • Processing and authoring of DVD screeners and ISOs
  • Burning, duplication, and packaging of DVD screeners
  • Assembly and processing of digital screener reels
  • Upload of digital screeners and ISO to FTP and video file sharing sites
  • Maintenance of hardware and software required for screeners creation
  • Creation and setup of digital screeners for the iPad

Administration:

  • Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
  • Shipping of DVD screeners to clients
  • Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values

Clients and Technical Service:

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course
  • Proficiency working with AVID and FCP
  • Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware.

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

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume 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.