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Rack Fabricator

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Job ID: 8018
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2022

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Job Description


We are hiring for a new world!

We are the premier integrator, redefining client experiences through leading-edge technology, unrivaled service, and passionate people.

We are focused on bringing the power of technology to create new experiences in the fields of smart homes, smart enterprises, and smart venues. Be a part of a talented team and embark on an exciting journey.

Are you looking to take your career to the next level? If you do, then be with an organization that is growing and helping each new generation stay up to date with the most advanced solutions in integration.

Position Summary: Rack Fabricator

AVDG seeks an experienced AV Rack Fabricator or AV Technician responsible for building the cabling infrastructure of the racks needed to successfully deploy AV systems for new construction and retrofit project applications. You will maintain the racking system that meets the AVDG standard of excellence in device mounting, cable management, thermal and power management, configuration, and testing to ensure proper system functionality and performance expectations. You will collaborate with AVDG team members to ensure the system meets the client's needs.

The ideal candidate will embody AVDG's standard of excellence in communication and professionalism. They will also have a high-level understanding of the wiring systems, meticulous, integrity, and service-oriented.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Configure and assemble racks equipment for distributed audio/video systems, including various audio channels and zones, analog and digital video matrix switches, amplifiers, networks and networking solutions, cabling, panels, calibration techniques, and more.
  • Will work with various controls and automation wiring, protocols, and system programming, including infrared, RF, RS, IP control, replays, and contact closures.
  • Manage the rack building area with safety (OSHA) guidelines, cleanliness, client property and
  • You will become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) of the racks, recommending solutions, add-ons, significant picture system objectives to meet the client's needs.

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree preferred, but not required
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant AV integration experience required (AV installation, AV technician, or similar...).
  • Experience with MS Office required. Solutions 365 is a huge plus but not required.
  • Must have a solid understanding of basic electrical theory, including Ohm's Law.
  • Having a basic understanding of construction principles and work according to the current National Electrical Code and applicable laws that apply to most projects is preferred. 
  • Understanding site plans, architectural drawings, engineering system schematics, and elevation drawings is highly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of thermal management in racking systems preferred.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot complex systems, initiative, and project management experience.
  • Must be able to work with hand/power tools and experience with soldering required.

About AVDG


Founded in 1996, Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) is a leading design-build firm specializing in next-generation AV design & integration, revolutionizing smart homes, smart enterprises, smart venues for clients across the globe. Our innovative, vibrant, and technical culture allows us to deliver the most sophisticated systems and continuously change the AV landscape demonstrating to clients what technology can do for them. AVDG's world-class team and original smart-system solutions are among the best in the industry.

Since joining the Business Solutions Division of the Guitar Center Company in late 2017, AVDG has leveraged new avenues of growth and opportunities to support our clients and our team better. Guitar Center is bolstering AVDG's high-growth trajectory, rigorously expanding our national footprint.

Why join us?


At AVDG, you will join a peer group of like-minded people passionate about Audio, Video, Lighting, and Control technologies. You will have the freedom to apply your craft to deliver outstanding customer experiences enabled with engineering, collaboration, & technology. You have many opportunities to learn, including access to the newly launched AVDG University and AVDG Institute. As AVDG is a part of the larger Guitar Center group, you will find opportunities to expand your career and to collaborate beyond smart-system solutions if you choose to.


Love this gig and want to apply? Please attach your resume and apply online right away!


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