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York, England
Job Type
Full Time
£25,000 - £25,000 Per Year
Date Posted
3 days ago

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Job Title: Automation Operator

Location: York

Salary: £25,000 Starting Salary

Job Type: Full time Permanent or Freelance

Are you interested in or have qualifications in any facet of engineering, technical or creative discipline? Are you interested in creative design, performances and installations? Are you keen to work on projects around the world? If you can answer yes to all three questions, then read on…

You may not have heard of Stage One, but we can guarantee you will have seen our work. From the set of the TV show The Voice, to the Mercury Music Prize stage and even the 2012 Olympic Cauldron we produce work that is seen all over the world.

Stage One has been providing creative construction, manufacture and engineering for over 30 years. We deliver scenic and engineering solutions to a range of sectors including events, ceremonies, art installations, pavilions, theatre and TV & film. With over 14,000sqm of manufacturing space just outside of York, we are fully equipped to deliver unforgettable experiences for our clients across the globe.

We are looking for permanent or freelance Automation Operators to join our fast paced and exciting Automation Department. This is a role that will involve testing, commissioning, and operating stage machinery for creative performances in both temporary and permanent environments. This is likely to include stage lifts, revolves, winches and conveyors.

Specific qualifications or experience do not matter as we will provide full training and support - we're more interested in enthusiasm and appetite for learning than anything else.

The Role:

Automation Operators will join the Automation Team, working closely with the Head of Automation, Engineers/Technicians and show creatives.

Full training in operating our Qmotion technology and systems will be provided to enable Operators to fully control and operate automated systems for projects on site, whilst also

preparing and developing equipment back at our main office and workshops in Tockwith, York.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Operation of QMotion show control in a real show environment
  • Work with the creative team to add and manage show cues and operation parameters to meet new client demands
  • Work with technical and Engineers to ensure the safe and smooth day to day running of the show
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Following day to day production plans in order to meet project
  • Be able to apply logical and methodical fault-finding techniques
  • Adhering to all Health & Safety Regulations and promoting a safe working environment by actively incorporating H&S into everyday activities
  • Pursue self-development to increase job knowledge and skills

The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties within the scope and grading of the post.

Person specification:


  • A general education to include 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including Maths and English), or an equivalent educational qualification, or relevant experience (Essential)
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in software, electronics or a technical discipline (Desirable)


  • Knowledge and interest in creative design, performance and installations (Essential)

Skills, abilities and competencies

  • Comfortable reading engineering drawings (Essential)
  • Strong teamworking skills (Essential)


  • Experience within a creative environment (Desirable)

Personal attributes

  • Positive attitude to work (Essential)
  • Highly organised and able to work flexibly, under pressure and to tight deadlines (Essential)
  • Drive, enthusiasm and commitment (Essential)
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours, particularly during busy periods of the year (Essential)
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training as appropriate (Essential)
  • Enthusiasm to support other areas of the department as required (Essential)
  • Regularly comes up with new ideas & has the willingness to adopt new ways of working (Essential)
  • Keen to attend and work on site around the world on different projects (Essential)

Additional information: 7.30am-4.00pm, with regular overtime, which may include weekends

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience of Engineering Co-ordinator, Manufacturing Design Engineer, Production Engineer, Software Testing Engineer, Software Quality Engineer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Technician, Production Coordinator, Electrical Component Production, Electronics Process Operative, Electronics Technician, Testing Technician, Design Technician and Electronics Engineer may also be considered for this role.


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