Based in the Production Park Complex, the Wakefield office is a part of the TAIT group of companies. TAIT is the Market Leader in designing, constructing, and delivering world-class solutions for live experiences.

Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring stages, theatre engineering solutions, brand activations or cruise ship installations, TAIT delivers world-class solutions for live experiences. With its proprietary entertainment automation platform, custom-made products, and creative engineering, TAIT’s cutting-edge offerings continue to advance industry standards and exceed client expectations. As a global network of over 900 employees in 14 office locations, TAIT has worked on projects in over 30 countries, all 7 continents and even outer space.  TAIT’s diverse group of clients include Taylor Swift, Cirque Du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, National Geographic, Beyoncé and The Olympics.

Position Purpose

A Mechanical Integrator is a TAIT unique title for a production technician tasked with bringing multiple elements of a project together as one cohesive system.  This role plays a key technical and leadership aspect of the project life cycle.  An integrator has essential responsibilities in project coordination ensuring smooth and effective shop and site installation involving work across 3 specialised areas such as Entertainment Rigging, Automation and Staging/Carpentry.

The integration department represents the final step in the project process and is key to delivering a high-quality product to our clients. This is achieved by providing clients with a personalised, technical resource during the creative process, providing a seamless transition between technology and art, enabling the creation of the best shows and spectacles in the world.

TAIT is committed to the training and development of our teams to ensure success and career progression. We work with our team members to grow towards their goals and understanding all of TAIT assets, including mechanical lifts, performer flying winches, and custom staging solutions.

Key responsibilities:

Perform mechanical tasks on a variety of staging/rigging equipment to ensure that TAIT’s products can meet the desired specifications as outlined by the client
Assist with the assembly and disassembly of on-site custom show-built elements
Be actively involved in setting up-staging and mechanical equipment, ensuring that all TAIT Health and Safety policies and procedures are always met
Perform the safe installation of lifting systems
Prepare technical and inspection documentation
Be able to travel at short notice to client sites, possibly internationally to support clients & projects
Make sure all final reports, documentation and tickets are kept in order and up to date, logging all work appropriately
Engage with the projects teams to ensure successful handover of projects to integration
Coordinates integration of separate elements into one cohesive project
Communicates frequently with rest of project team about tasks and risks
Fulfils shop testing and setup responsibilities, especially for complex elements
Maintains a basic understanding of all integration-related technical fields
Develops an expert knowledge of one or more integration-related technical fields
Promotes and contributes to internal standards and processes
Play an active role in the global integration team and work with other departments to ensure the smooth running and economic success of the company and in generating new business.
Establishes and cultivates good relationships with clients, stagehands, electricians, project managers, and many other personnel
Knowledge Required

Experience working in the entertainment technician industry
Knowledge and understanding of entertainment/construction technology and equipment
Working knowledge of mechanical terminations and fixtures
Entertainment rigging and components
The ability to work from a custom set of drawings to create bespoke products.
Ability to repair and replace complex mechanical assemblies
Formal Technical Background
Theatre/Entertainment Experience
Personal Circumstances

Willingness to travel
Ability to Travel & Work in “Entertainment Conditions”
Right to Work in the UK

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