Positions at JML

Equipment Wrangler

We are looking for a full-time employee to help us with the equipment rental operations in our warehouse.  

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You will also be responsible for organizing the warehouse, labeling & putting asset tags on equipment and adding equipment in our computerized inventory system.

Since we’re a small company, you will also be asked to lend a hand wherever it’s needed, whether it’s taking out the trash, cleaning the bathroom (we do have a rotating schedule), cutting theatrical gel or repairing equipment.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Employee will efficiently put rental kits together using a computerized system and load the kits in trucks.
  • Employee will follow a standard process for equipment check-out and returns. This includes inspecting the equipment to make sure it is operating properly and reporting any issues you might encounter.
  • Employee must be confident in providing basic customer service to walk-in clients and delivery clients and welcoming them to the warehouse.
  • Within 2 months, employee must be able to efficiently collect, barcode-scan, and prep orders with accuracy and high attention to detail, as well as checking them back into the warehouse after clients return.
  • Employee may be asked to diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain various issues with light equipment, and other rental items under advisement and guidance from Warehouse Manager.
  • Employee will occasionally perform pick-ups and deliveries using company vehicles.

In order to be successful at this job, we believe the following are helpful:

  • Detail Oriented – Some orders have over 100 items and they all need to be present when they go out, and they need to be checked thoroughly when they come back. If you miss something, that might lead to an unhappy customer!  Strong and consistent attention to detail for quality control and checking inventory is necessary.
  • Strong Spatial Organization Skills – We have tons of gear that needs to be stowed away, spare parts, repairs, etc.. This is something that needs to continually be organized, labeled, tracked in inventory.
  • Ability to lift up to 70lbs – Some days, you’ll need to move pairs of 35lbs sandbags, or 50’ of banded cable. That’s just part of the job. But let’s be clear, it does not happen every day!
  • Ability to learn lots of new things – there are hundreds of different items in the warehouse and you will need to become familiar with them. We use specific software to manage the inventory. You’re expected to learn that stuff over time.  It’s helpful if you can remember it.
  • You need a valid driver’s license as you will be occasionally driving the company vehicles.
  • Be Trustworthy – You will have a key to the shop, sometimes you’ll be by yourself. If you can’t be trusted to do work (and there is always work to do) without someone looking over your shoulder, this isn’t for you.  Don’t be like the guy that stuffed a bluetooth speaker in his backpack and when caught was “I was going to tell you and trade it for my camera”.
  • Be a self-starter – We don’t like to micro-manage. If the big tasks for the day are done, there is always something to do: clean-up, sweep, label gear (so much labeling!), put stuff away…

The following will be helpful (bonus points):

  • Familiarity with computers in general (who isn’t…) – gmail, sheets, Docs
  • Have a smartphone that supports QR Codes & slack  – We use them extensively! 
  • Your own reliable transportation – The bus route is not great where we’re located.
  • Mechanical Aptitude – We have generators that need their oil changed, there are some lights that need fixed occasionally. 
  • Looking for things to improve – We are always trying to improve. We appreciate ideas for improvements, big or small. It doesn’t mean we’ll go with it, but we like the suggestions!

If the following apply to you, we’re probably not a good fit:

  • Having an issue taking directions from someone younger than you
  • Having an issue taking directions from someone older than you
  • Having an issue taking directions from someone of the opposite gender.
  • Being uncomfortable around People with Blue/Pink/Purple hair, black/yellow/red/white (or any color) skin, piercings, gauges, tattoos… you get the picture 
  • “That’s not my job” is a saying you take to heart.

You do not have to be familiar with the film & television industry. We can teach you the equipment. We care more about a good attitude, attention to details & positive behavior.

TO APPLY

Email the following items to job@jmlrental.com

  • A Resume with your work history and skills
  • A Cover letter that discusses what you’re looking for in a career
  • 2 References with Name, Phone, and Email (must be at least 1 previous employer)

Hours, Salary, and Benefits

This is a Full-Time position (Mon-Fri 9:30 to 5:30), and is an hourly position with a starting salary range between $26,000-$35,000/yr depending on skills and experience. We are looking for an employee who wants consistent warehouse work, and is interested in a position for 2 yrs or longer.

There will be times when work happens outside of regular hours (one or twice per month) and those hours are paid an overtime bonus.

This position offers performance-based bonuses and raises and a health insurance cost stipend (we are not yet large enough to offer our own insurance plan, but we offer an extra monthly amount to cover Healthcare Marketplace Plan).

Company Description

JML Rental is the only locally owned full service film & television equipment rental company. We provide grip equipment & lights to productions ranging from feature film to student project.  We offer an easy going environment. We’re open to new ideas. Like all jobs, there are stressful moments – turning around 12 kits in a day is lots of work! We trust our employees to be independent and get the job done.