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.


Staff Accountant: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Oklahoma City
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

Candidate to possess excellent organizational skills; must be analytical, with advanced PC Skills, 10-key by touch, and excellent customer service skills. Accounting degree, prior job accounting experience, construction management experience and/or general bookkeeping experience a plus. Competitive salary and excellent benefits offered.


Audio/Video Service Technician: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Tulsa/Houston/Denver
Compensation: Based on Experience
Contact: HR 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.


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

The Sales Estimator 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 successful candidate will 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 time off, and paid holidays. Also 401(k) with matching, job profit-sharing, and many opportunities to advance.


Commercial A/V Sales/Account Manager: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: San Antonio/Tulsa/Little Rock/Dallas/Houston
Compensation: Base Salary Plus Commission & Bonus Opportunities
Contact: HR 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.


Engineering Support/Draftsperson: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Tulsa/Dallas/Denver/Austin/Houston
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR 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.


Project Engineer: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: OKC/DAL/DEN/LAS/AUS/HOU
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR 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: HR 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. Two-year electronics degree and five years' field experience preferred. Good oral and written communication skills important. Competitive salary and excellent benefits offered.


Job Superintendent: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Houston/Denver/Dallas
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR 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: OKC/TUL/DAL/DEN/LAS/AUS/HOU
Compensation: Hourly Plus Benefits Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR 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 driver's license with a clean driving record. Competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, short-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 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 comprehensive 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.


Director of Managed Services: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Oklahoma City
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR Recruiter

The Director of Managed Services is responsible for the overall profitability, management and business development of the Service Center. Applicants must have experience managing teams, complex projects, contract negotiations and customer resolution. The successful candidate will have impeccable interpersonal skills, managing accounts and making high level decisions. The position will have daily oversight of customer service, P&L, business operations, personnel management and enforcement of company polices. Bachelor's in business, management, or a technical discipline and prior experience managing a service organization required. Experience in or knowledge of electronics and/or construction preferred.


Sales Coordinator: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: 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, and 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.


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 organization, communication, and presentation skills; advanced PC skills and bachelor's degree (business discipline).


Church Sales/Account Manager: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Tulsa
Compensation: Base Salary Plus Commission & Bonus Opportunities
Contact: HR 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 consultative approach to sales. Competitive salary, commission and excellent benefits offered.


Division Manager: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Las Vegas
Compensation: Base Salary Plus Bonus Opportunities
Contact: HR 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


Inventory Control: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Dallas
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR Recruiter

Process daily receiving for sales orders, job items and other items; move items received for backorder picking to appropriate hold or staging area; pick and ship inventory for sales orders; process outgoing shipments for sales orders and jobs; process vendor return authorizations; assist project management; assist in ordering and maintaining hardware inventory; empty trash in all areas; keep job hold cage and warehouse areas and will-call clean and organized; assist with physical inventory and physical counts as needed.


Bid Administrator: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Tulsa
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR Recruiter

The Bid Administrator is responsible for reviewing and organizing all bid proposal requirements, general conditions, and other contractual front end documents as part of the bid response; evaluating legitimate bid opportunities; securing all required bid documentation; coordinating the efficient and accurate progression of bid projects with the Bid Estimators; assisting the Bid Division Manager (BDM) throughout the bidding process and stages; contacting and coordinating bidding details with bid recipients such as General Contractors, Consultants, and end users; assisting the BDM with administrative duties on all projects; and is also responsible for making follow up calls on submitted bids. Management experience is preferred; a technical background and aptitude, knowledge of and experience with construction projects, good reading and writing skills, interest in music, sound, lighting, video, and/or security systems desirable. Competitive salary, bonuses, and benefits. To be considered, contact the HR Recruiter.


Purchasing Coordinator: IMMEDIDATE OPENING
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR Recruiter

Prior purchasing experience and negotiation skills desired. Typing and 10 key by touch required. Excellent organization/multi-task/recall skills. Computer literate. Competitive salary with benefits.


Control Systems Programmer: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Any Ford AV Location
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR 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/


Operator Support: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Houston
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: HR Recruiter

The On Site Operator Technician responsibilities include operating, maintaining and repairing various types of communication and presentation technology used to assist corporations with their dynamic communication needs. Experience and/or ability to interface with diverse clientele is required. Prior experience in commercial sound, video, lighting, projection systems, corporate conference room sound & video, and video-conferencing is preferred. Must be a self-motivated, results-oriented professional with strong oral and written communication skills. 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.


MIS/ Systems Administrator: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Tulsa
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

The MIS Systems Administrator is responsible for network systems, including: switches, routers, LAN, WAN, IP phone system, wireless access points, anti-virus software, print services, email management, data backup, software upgrades, VPN, remote user authorization, provides user support, and sets up new users for MS and Unix. Administers: MS 2003 Servers (DHCP, ISA, IIS, Terminal Services, Active Directory, DNS), Exchange Server, Unix Server (AIX), Cisco IP phone systems, routers and switches. Prior experience with Cisco IP phone systems is desired.


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. Candidates with 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.


Technical Bid Estimator: IMMEDIATE OPENING
Location: Dallas
Compensation: Salary Based Upon Experience
Contact: Human Resources Recruiter

The Technical Bid Estimator is responsible for reviewing specifications, plans and preparing an accurate bill of materials and material cost estimate. The TBE is solely responsible for the integrity of the bill of materials, materials cost estimate, and preliminary labor cost including in-shop, field installation, field engineering, and travel cost estimates. The Technical Bid Estimator works under the direction of the Division Manager organizing the take-off and resulting estimates in a manner responsive to the bid forms and related documents. Prior experience with construction management and solid leadership abilities are required; high technical aptitude, keen analytical abilities, and a bachelor's degree are also preferred; knowledge of installation procedures is preferred. The successful candidate will possess advanced PC, organization, interpersonal and communication skills.