Employment Opportunities

Ford Audio-Video (Ford AV) designs, installs, rents and services professional sound, video, and lighting systems for churches, businesses, educational facilities, entertainment, government, performing arts centers and sporting venues. Established in 1973 the company employs 260+ with Division offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Denver, and Las Vegas and additional offices in Portland, Wichita, Kansas City, and Reston, VA. Recognized as one of the leading integrators and contractors in the nation, Ford has provided audio-video and lighting systems for many of the nation's top facilities including the US House of Representatives, Caesars Palace, Houston Intercontinental Airport, Opryland, Mount Rushmore Visitor Center, Fiesta Texas Theme Park, Denver Bronco Stadium, Rockies Stadium, Panther's Ericcson Stadium, Denver International Airport, LAX Airport, Hawaii Airport, Cyber Warfare Integration Center, as well as many churches of all sizes and denominations. Ford AV is best known for the quality of people who serve our customers. Compensation is based on experience. Health, dental, life insurance, 401(k), bonus and profit sharing programs are offered. Ford AV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To be considered for posted employment opportunities, please forward a resume with a cover letter via email: hr@fordav.com, or fax: 405-946-9991. You may also mail to: Ford Audio-Video, Attention: HR Recruiter, 4800 West Interstate 40, Oklahoma City, OK 73128.


Project Engineer: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Dallas/Houston/Austin/Denver/Oklahoma City
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resource Recruiter

Design engineer for sound, video, and lighting systems. Responsibilities include system design and CAD drafting; submittal of shop drawings and coordination with architects, contractors, and consultants; electronic and acoustical testing in shop and on job site; assistance with sales and proposal preparation and presentation. Travel to job sites required. Candidates must possess excellent communication and PC skills, manage multiple tasks, and be driven by quality work and customer service. Experience in audio/video/lighting systems desired. BSEE, BSEET, other engineering degree, or extensive experience is required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits offered.


Project Manager: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Dallas/ Houston
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resource Recruiter

Candidates should be highly experienced in installation, setup, and trouble shooting of audio, video, video projection and A/V control systems. Construction experience is desired. Supervisory experience and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously to meet specified deadlines is essential. Prefer two-year electronics degree and five years field experience. Good oral and written communication skills important. Competitive salary and excellent benefits offered.


Sales Estimator: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Austin
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resource Recruiter

The Sales Estsimator will utilize their wide knowledge of audio, video, & lighting systems and components to assist Salespersons to prepare accurate billing of materials, labor estimates, travel cost, and freight costs. Must be able to read and understand plans and specifications and prepare take-offs of items and quantities. The sucessful candidate witll possess computer experience, proven organizational skills, and strong math ability. Previous experience providing estimates valuable. Competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, short-term disability and life insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation. Also 401(k) with matching, job profit-sharing, and many opportunities to advance.


Job Superintendent: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Houston/Denver/Dallas
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resource Recruiter

Minimum five years experience in audio-video or like industry required. Extensive travel required. Experience managing a crew of 2 to 6 and projects to $1M+. Seeking those committed to a career in the audio-video industry. Competitive salary and excellent benefits offered.


Audio / Video Installation Technician: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Houston/Dallas/Austin/Denver/Tulsa/Oklahoma City
Compensation: Hourly Plus Benefits Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resource Recruiter

With safety and quality workmanship as a priority, the Installation Technician installs commercial audio, video and lighting systems. The job responsibilities include installing LCD/ DLP projection systems, cabling and terminating AV systems; pulling wire; harness racks, patch bays and consoles; erecting and disassembling scaffolding; installing components such as wall plates and speakers; the ability to trouble-shoot basic audio, video and control systems is a plus. The successful candidate has integrity, is self-motivated and professional. Two plus years of experience with commercial installation in the AV industry or related field is required; prior experience with commercial construction; ability to solder and crimp connectors (LXR, RJ45, TRS, BNC, and F-CONN); ability to read and interpret construction and AV drawings; audio DSP platform certification (ex. Biamp, ClearOne, Polycom) preferred; video processing platform certification (ex. Extron, Jupiter, Christie) preferred; control system platform certification (ex. AMX, Crestron, Extron) preferred; CTS or CTS-I certification preferred; ability to travel 50%; ability to work at heights, on lifts & ladders required; must possess a valid drivers license with a clean driving record; Competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, short-term disability and life insurance, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation, 401K (with matching), job profit-sharing, opportunities for overtime, travel per diem, and opportunities for advancement.


HR Recruiter: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Oklahoma City
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR Recruiter

The HR Recruiter performs full-cycle recruiting to support company objectives. Prior experience with recruiting in a technical environment is required. The HRR assertively employs an array of recruiting tools to identify and facilitate talent acquisition; create print and electronic ads and job postings; aggressively sources candidates via social media, professional networking, campus recruiting, and other creative means; conducts comprehesive candidate interviews; assists with maintaining compliance logs and files; and, assists with onboarding and new hire orientation.

A minimum of 1 year administrative experience is required; prior human resource recruiting experience and a bachelor's degree is required. The successful candidate is analytical, mature, professional and adept at managing multiple priorities; also has great interpersonal relationship skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and advanced PC skills including MS Office.


Payroll Coordinator: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

This position is responsible for accurate and timely payroll, timesheet entry, tracking of leave, accruals, and thier usage by employees, as well as filing of workers' compensation and insurance claims in a demanding adn fast-paced environment. Prior corporate payroll and human resources experience along with knowledge of employment laws and payroll practices is required. Experience with accounting processes is preferred. The successful candidate is mature, professional, flexible, and is able to interface at all levels of employment within the organization. They will also posess the ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities and deadlines while maintaining confidential and sensitive information. Bachelor's degree in accounting or business is preferred.


Sales Center Coordinator: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Oklahoma City
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Director of Personnel

The Sales Center Coordinator performs a wide variety of duties including but not limited to drafting and preparing sales proposals according to guidelines, researching items/products and drafting sales orders for customers, preparation of support materials and briefing for Salesperson(s), facilitation of sales conference calls and video teleconference (VTC) calls, support to account managers company-wide, etc. The successful candidate is self-motivated, resourcesful, has excellent customer service and communication skills, is professional, highly organized, and posesses advanced PC skills. The Sales Center Coordinator is an analytical professional capable of interfacing with individuals from diverse backgrounds at all levels within the organization. Seeking candidates with a bachlor's degree in relevant studies or equivalent experience. Preference for prior experience in providing administrative support in sales, and for being able to read basic blueprints and system line drawings.


Project Management Support (Adminstrative): IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Oklahoma City
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Director of Human Resources

The Project Manager Support is responsible for general administrative support to the Project Managers on various jobs. This includes maintaining schedules, processing change orders, reviewing reports for accuracy, managing job close-out processes and reporting, purchase requisitions, verification and communicaiton of work site informtion to appropiate persons to include work site conditions, contact information, proposal/contract, etc. Other related support duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have advanced PC skills in MS Office, excellent communication skills with all levels of personnel in the company and outside of the company, as well as the ability to work well under pressure. A bachelor's degree is required, preference given to prior experience providing high-level administrative support. Competitive salary and excellent benefits offered.


Audio / Video Service Technician: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Tulsa
Compensation: Based on Experience
Contact: Human Resource Recruiter

The AV Service Technician's responsibilities include consulting with clients, job site travel and performing diagnostic tests, maintenance and repair of audio-video systems. Programming experience with Crestron/AMX is desired. Position requires: prior AV industry experience, excellent trouble-shooting skills to the component level and a proven track record in providing superior customer service. Must have clean driving record. Ford AV offers a competitive salary, bonuses, and benefits.


Control Systems Programmer: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Any Ford AV Location
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

Ford AV is seeking a Software Programmer for Control Systems - AMX & Crestron; prior experience with designing and programming control systems, and control system GUI's is desired. Also desire the ability to design and program graphics using the following software: Cold Fusion, PhotoShop, HTML, .NET, and C++. Seeking candidates with leadership ability, high standards for personal integrity, a strong work ethic, professional presentation, and good communication skills. The ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines is also required. A bachelor's degree in EE, EET, CSE, or CS and a personal interest in acoustics, electronics, music, sound, lighting, and/or video systems is preferred. We are seeking those committed to long-term employment. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V/


Sales Coordinator: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Dallas/Houston
Compensation: Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR Recruiter

The Sales Coordinator performs a wide range of duties that include but are not limited to drafting sales proposals, creating sales orders, lead-tracking, and generating correspondence to provide effective and efficient administrative support to the sales team and division manager. The successful candidate is self-motivated, resourceful, has excellent customer service and communication skills, is professional, results-oriented, and highly organized. The Sales Coordinator is an analytical professional capable of interfacing with individuals of various backgrounds and levels within an organization. Seeking candidates with bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, advanced PC skills and prior experience providing administrative support in sales environment.


QC Test Engineer: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Any Ford AV location
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

Engineers have always been an integral part of Ford Audio - Video and they play a significant role in the systems that are designed and installed. The Test Engineer develops and implements procedures for testing, evaluating and documenting the results for the installed Audio-Video systems. The Test Engineer is responsible for personally testing many systems as well as overseeing the testing from the design and install team. The engineer also participates in the training of the customer. Every engineer is expected to approach all Ford AV projects with an emphasis on quality design, installation and service.


Business Development - Construction: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Tulsa
Compensation: Base Salary Plus Incentive
Contact: HR Recruiter

This position aggressively identifies and qualifies prospective business opportunities to result in profitable sales. Familiarity with key general contractors, electrical contractors and construction management and commercial developers is recommended. Excellent written and verbal skills are crucial as making client calls and presentations will be a major responsibility in this role. Must be a self-motivated, results-oriented professional with an excellent ability to build rapport and develop relationships. High standards for personal integrity, work ethic, professional presentation, and quality work are also required. The successful candidate is driven by quality customer service and is seeking a long-term employment opportunity. Travel is required to support projects and business development efforts. Qualifications: Prior experience in B2B outside sales; experience with commercial or construction planning; experience with commercial audio, video and lighting systems; highly motivated and a self-starter; intelligent, innovative and creative; maintains a high standard of integrity & professionalism; adept at building and cultivating relationships; assertive and decisive; excellent orgainzation, communication and presentation skills; advanced PC skills; and bachelor's degree (business discipline);


Commercial A/V Sales/ Account Manager: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: San Antonio/Tulsa/Dallas/Austin
Compensation: Base Salary Plus Commission & Bonus Opportunities
Contact: Human Resource Recruiter

Account Manager, prefer experience in commercial sound, video, lighting, projection systems, corporate conference room sound and video, and video conferencing. Need self-starter with strong oral and written communication skills. Requires a consultative approach to sales. Competitive salary, commission, and excellent benefits offered.


Church Sales/ Account Manager: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Tulsa/Dallas
Compensation: Base Salary Plus Commission & Bonus Opportunities
Contact: Human Resource Recruiter

Experience in sound, video, lighting and projection systems preferred. An understanding of church business practices essential. Need self-starter with strong oral and written communication skills. Requires consultive approach to sales. Competitive salary, commission and excellent benefits offered.


Division Manager: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Las Vegas
Compensation: Based Salary Plus Bonus Opportunities
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

The Division Manager will organize & direct a sales team and have P&L responsibility for the division. Must have 3-5 years management and a verifiable history of successfully growing a business. Interest/ experience in acoustics, electronics, music, sound, lighting, video, and/or security systems desirable. Competitive salary, bonuses, and benefits. Contact the Human Resources Recruiter. EOE


Draftsperson: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Denver
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

Responsible for AutoCAD drafting projects, including the preparation of various drawing of structures and equipment systems derived from layouts and sketches, primarily related to audio, video and lighting systems. Requires knowledge of advanced computer aided drafting techniques. Review of engineering designs to ensure adherence to specifications and standards. Consult with engineers on development of plans and design. Associate's degree in related area and 2 years of experience in the field preferred. Close adherence to deadlines and schedules required. Seeking those committed to long term employment. Competitive salary and benefits.


PHP Programmer: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Any Ford AV location
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

Ford Audio-Video Systems, LLC is seeking a PHP Programmer. The PHP Programmer will develop custom database web applications. Seeking candidates with leadership ability, high standards for personal integrity, work ethic, and professional presentation; and good communication skills. The ability to multi-task multiple priorities and meet deadlines is also required. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred. A personal interest in acoustics, electronics, music, sound, lighting, video, and/or security systems is desired. We are seeking those committed to long-term employment.


Progress Programmer: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Any Ford AV location
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

Ford Audio-Video Systems, Inc is seeking a Progress Programmer. Prior experience with Progress relational databases, Progress 4GL language, character and GUI modes. Also desire experience with WebSpeed. Seeking candidates with leadership ability, high standards for personal integrity, work ethic, and professional presentation; and good communication skills. The ability to multi-task multiple priorities and meet deadlines is also required. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred. A personal interest in acoustics, electronics, music, sound, lighting, video, and/or security systems is desired. We are seeking those committed to long-term employment.