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Chalfont St Giles




Technical Operations Manager - Equipment

This senior role has responsibility for all on-set equipment and management of the kit room team.  Main areas of responsibility include: equipment R&D, on-set liaison, scheduling, purchasing & technical trouble-shooting.

Digital Orchard is an industry-leading film & digital service provider offering unique end-to-end workflow from capture to post.

Main duties and responsibilities include:  
  • Acting as first point of contact for all clients and technicians for equipment related enquiries.
  • Managing and liaising with internal staff, freelance DITs and video technicians, external contractors, suppliers, clients.
  • Developing and implementing efficient scheduling methods and systems for kit and technicians.
  • Ensuring all equipment is adequately tracked and PAT tested.
  • Researching new equipment and tracking new software to make sure that we stay at the forefront of new technologies.
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring that all equipment is kept in a pristine condition and outsourcing major repairs where necessary.
  • Liaising with internal admin team for any equipment related purchases to ensure that invoicing is up to date.
  • Using a range of office software (Mac-based), including email, Excel spreadsheets,  databases, asset tracking and scheduling software.
  • Developing and implementing new administrative systems to ensure a smooth-running kit-room.
  • Overseeing the organisation of the kit room, maintaining supplies of consumables, maintaining the condition of the kit room and arranging for necessary repairs.
  • Line-managing kit room technician and delegating as required.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required. 


Details of the role:  

  • 9 hours per day, 5 days per week with availability on the phone evenings and weekends  to respond to last minute enquiries.
  • Salary dependent on experience. Please state your salary expectations with application.
  • The Digital Orchard office is in the countryside near Chalfont St Giles (HP8 4AX) – please ensure that you can easily travel to and work from the office. 


Personal specification:    

  • Knowledge of DIT and Video playback roles and digital workflows (Essential) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Essential) 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills (Essential) 
  • Highly organised with a great attention to detail and ability to prioritise and delegate  (Essential)
  • Good IT skills including knowledge in the use of Macs and all relevant software  (Essential) 
  • A friendly, motivated manner with a flexible and dedicated approach to work (Essential) 
  • Highly self-motivated, loaded with common sense, resourceful, and confident working  independently (Essential) 
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders (Essential) 
  • On-set experience in a technical role (Highly Desirable) 
  • Experience of line management (Highly Desirable)
  • Experience of industry software such as ie. QTAKE, Resolve, Live Grade (Highly Desirable)
  • Basic electrical engineering knowledge (Highly Desirable)


To apply, please send your CV and cover note via grapevinejobs.

Contact jobs@digitalorchardgroup.com for any questions relating to this opportunity.